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Method developed to predict root mass of shrubs may be helpful for potato crop as well
Scientists at Cornell University have developed an electric capacitance measurement that is able to predict the root mass of shrubs and trees. What's more, they hint it may helpful for tubers and root crops as well
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Cornell University receives state grant to upgrade Golden Nematode Lab
Cornell University receives $1.2 million of new state funding to upgrade the Federal Golden Nematode Lab
PepsiCo Launches 2025 Sustainability Agenda
PepsiCo, Inc. has announced an ambitious global sustainability agenda designed to foster continued business growth in a way that responds to changing consumer and societal needs.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Big Idaho Potato Truck sets sail in New York City Harbor
In New York City, the world’s largest potato on wheels traded its tires for buoys in celebration of the 2016 Idaho® Potato Harvest.
Ballreich’s Awarded for Best Potato Chip and Potato Stick
Ballreich’s Potato Chips and Snacks proudly announces the remarkable awards they received during the first US Potato Chip Festival, held in Saratoga Springs, New York, the birthplace of the potato chip.
Frito-Lay's Compressed Natural Gas Truck Fleet helps reduce Carbon Footprint
Manufacturer of Potato Chips and Savory Snacks Frito-Lay reached a major milestone this month when its compressed natural gas (CNG) truck fleet logged more than 100 million miles driven on routes across the United States.
Dickeya Blackleg: New Potato Disease Causing Major Impact
Dickeya blackleg, often just called Dickeya, is a new disease in the United States. It was severe in 2015 at least partly reflecting hotter weather than previous 2 years when the pathogen likely was present and is developing again in 2016.
What can Pepsico's Q2 results tell us on the savory snacks market?
Last week Pepsico released its results of Q2 2016. PotatoPro had a closer look and hunted specifically for trends in the (global) savory snacks market.
Saratoga Chips Announces OrganicPop™, a New Organic Popcorn Range.
Saratoga Chips, America’s First Kettle Chip™, is excited to announce the launch of a new range of organic ready-to-eat popcorn.
Potato plants trigger aboveground defenses in response to tuber attacks
Potato plants boost the chemical defenses in their leaves when Guatemalan tuber moth larvae feed on their tubers, report researchers at the Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI).