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Making a potato variety heat tolerant could be as simple as switching a single gene
Scientists have identified a version of a single gene involved in the heat stress response that is more active in potato types that can tolerate high temperature, potentially providing potato breeders a tool to make potato varieties less vulnerable to increased temperature.
Tong launches new Fieldloader options for easier transport
Tong Engineering is pleased to announce new design options on its popular Fieldloader, including unique automatic transport-mode features, allowing users to make the machine even more compact for road transport.
New TOMRA ACT User Interface helps Food Processors to Optimize Workflow and Improve Profitability
TOMRA Sorting Food has unveiled a powerful new graphical user interface (UI) to help food processors get the most from their sorting systems by optimizing work flows and reducing waste to deliver improved profitability.
Argentina: Pepsico traslada su planta a Mar del Plata
Luego de que se conociera la noticia de que la productora de bebidas y alimentos Pepsico cesó las operaciones de su planta ubicada en la localidad bonaerense de Florida, donde empleaba a 600 personas, la firma anunció que se trasladará a Mar del Plata por la mayor “cercanía en la relación con los agricultores y proveedores de papa”.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Pueden convivir la papa, la ganadería y el turismo en los páramos colombianos? (Opinión)
El Acuerdo de Paz permite que los páramos, antes vedados para el turismo bogotano y los empresarios de la papa como inversionistas extractivitas, ahora estén abiertos y sean atractivos.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Europatat Conference on plant health and potato trade was, well... GREAT!
Last week on 15 & 16 June, the Europatat Congress 2017 took place. Feedback on the congress and side events has been extremely positive.
Fry Factory Inc adjusts automatic restaurant french fry cutter to North American potatoes
An entrepreneur in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island has modified an automated restaurant french fry cutter to the North American market.
Good News for Potato Chip Lovers in Japan
Calbee, Inc. the largest potato chip manufacturer in Japan, had some good news for Potato Chip Lovers in the country: it will resume sales of three brands of potato chips it suspended in April because of the potato shortage.
Monday, June 19, 2017