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Wildflowers could control aphid-borne viruses in potatoes
November 17, 2020
Sowing wildflowers into potato crops could reduce aphid-carried viruses and offer an alternative to declining access to insecticides for growers.
Across China: Hi-tech Potato Industry Boosts Poverty Alleviation
August 19, 2020
The potato industry in Ulanqab, dubbed the 'potato city' of China, has become one of the main industries to help farmers shake off poverty.
Potato plants at highest risk of potato virus Y infection during first three weeks
February 26, 2020
Potato virus Y is the most economically important and devastating aphid-transmitted virus, affecting both tuber yield and quality. The virus is also a major cause of seed potato degeneration, which leads to regular flushing out of seed potatoes.
Phytophthora infestans, causing late blight in potatoes, has a virus accomplice
November 08, 2019
A research team has identified a virus infecting Phytophthora infestans, the pathogen causing late blight in potatoes and tomatoes, that appears to increase the pathogen's ability to cause the disease.
Potato mop-top virus response New Zealand closes out
August 16, 2019
A joint Biosecurity New Zealand and Potatoes New Zealand response to the crop disease potato mop-top virus (PMTV) is being closed out, with industry taking the lead on long-term management.
Looking for help in nature itself to defend potatoes against nematodes and scab
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.
Ongoing research in Idaho targets PVY in search of solutions
July 06, 2019
Ongoing studies at the University of Idaho’s Aberdeen Research & Extension Center seek to help seed potato growers avoid a chronically troublesome disease spread by aphids, called potato virus Y, writes John O’Connell in the Idaho State Journal.
Scientists discover key plant virus-insect virus interaction
June 19, 2019
Aphids and the plant viruses they transmit cause billions of dollars in crop damage around the world every year.
Argentina: La papa resistente al PVY lista para salir al mercado
January 10, 2019
El evento transgénico, desarrollado por investigadores del CONICET y la empresa Tecnoplant, ya obtuvo todos permisos necesarios para su comercialización en el pais.
Argentina: First Genetically Modified, PVY resistant potato goes on sale next year
December 21, 2018
After 20 years of biotechnological research, the first GM potato that is resistant to the PVY virus will go on sale next year in Argentina