Dealing with Potato Cyst nematodes in East Africa
September 10, 2020
Demand for potatoes in eastern Africa has been growing steadily. This growth is driven in part by rising demand from the fast food industry and for processing into high value products such as crisps, chips and starch. Despite an increase of 60% in the area of cultivated land, production has been declining in Rwanda, Kenya and Uganda.
Germicopa: 'Give us yellow-flesh French-fry varieties with broad nematode resistance.'
October 29, 2019
Harry van de Vijver, Germicopa, Quimper (F): 'Bezorg ons geelvlezige fritesrassen met een brede nematodenresistentie.'
Europlant Holland: 'We perceive a demand for robust, stress-resistant varieties with nematode resistance.'
October 28, 2019
Jörg Renatus, Europlant Holland, Heerenveen: 'We ervaren een vraag naar robuuste stressbestendige rassen met nematodenresistentie.'
The Potato Company: 'What you want to find in the end is a practical potato with a simple user manual.'
October 28, 2019
Jos Bus, The Potato Company, Emmeloord: 'Wat je uiteindelijk wilt vinden, is een praktische aardappel met een eenvoudige gebruikershandleiding.'
WSU Researchers looking at nature itself for help to defend potatoes against threats
July 23, 2019
WSU plant pathologists Kiwamu Tanaka and Cynthia Gleason are exploring novel approaches to protect the potato crops against nematodes and scab - mobilizing nature itself.
Potato Cyst Nematode (PCN)-infested roots under high magnification. Cysts, the bodies of female nematodes containing nematode eggs, are initially yellow and darken with age.
May 13, 2019
Potato cyst nematodes (PCN) are quarantine soilborne pests that damage potatoes around the world, stunting plants and reducing yields.
Dr. Chad Hutchinson Director of Research at TriEst Ag Group, Inc. Exposition in Potato Expo 2018 (Courtesy: Plant Management Network)
April 30, 2019
In his presentation at the the 2018 Potato Expo, Dr. Chad Hutchinson discusses the benefits of using Chloropicrin in potato production. Chloropicrin increases production efficiency, profit potential for potato growers, and it also improves soil health.
AHDB Potato Specialist Mike Storey to retire
December 11, 2018
After some 36 years with AHDB and its predecessor organisations, Potato Specialist Mike Storey is going to retire at Christmas. His colleague Adrian Cunnington looks back...
Indian government limits movement of seed potatoes to contain Potato Cyst Nematodes
October 29, 2018
In an effort to limit the spread of the Potato Cyst Nematode, the government of India has prohibited the movement of seed potatoes from Himachal, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand and Jammu Kashmir to other states
Potato Cyst Nematode (PCN) infested area in Idaho expanded by 87 acres
October 29, 2018
Effective October 10, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) added an 87-acre field to the pale cyst nematode (PCN) infested area in Bingham County, Idaho.