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A Crop Pandemic Would Be as Devastating for Biodiversity and Food Security as COVID-19

A Crop Pandemic Would Be as Devastating for Biodiversity and Food Security as COVID-19

December 29, 2020
Biodiversity loss threatens national security. We need to invest in technologies to preserve our vital food varieties.
Winter cover crop research yields positive results for environment

Winter cover crop research yields positive results for environment

December 08, 2020
In humid climates, there is a high risk of topsoil loss from erosion on bare soil as well as nitrogen from fertilizers leaking or leaching from the soil into water sources, which can cause groundwater pollution.
¡Gran aporte! Estudiantes peruanos crean máquina que protege a los cultivos de las heladas

¡Gran aporte! Estudiantes peruanos crean máquina que protege a los cultivos de las heladas

November 23, 2020
El Invento será presentado a la edición 2021 del concurso 'Una idea para cambiar la Historia' de History Channel.
Wildflowers could control aphid-borne viruses in potatoes

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.
Report: The potato value chain in Morocco

Report: The potato value chain in Morocco

October 16, 2020
The Wageningen Research Foundation (WR), being subsidised by the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality in the context of the Policy Support 'Sustainable agricultural development in a food system approach' published a study on the potato value chain in Morocco.
Argentina: Yara Presentó un Programa Integral Que Permite Una Mayor Rentabilidad Para El Productor de Papa

Argentina: Yara Presentó un Programa Integral Que Permite Una Mayor Rentabilidad Para El Productor de Papa

October 12, 2020
La empresa noruega Yara lanzó al mercado la solución RicaPapa, que incorpora novedosas herramientas con el propósito de facilitar el acceso de los agricultores a nuevas tecnologías de fertilización.
Harvesting, prices and future plans: the potato situation in the regions of Russia

The 2020 potato harvest in the various regions of Russia

October 10, 2020
Since the start of autumn, potato producers in the regions of Russia have been facing many challenges, new and old. In the Russian Federation, the average annual volume of potatoes used for food purposes is estimated to be at 13-14 million tons, which makes potato one of the most important crops in Russia. In this article, we present information about the potato situation in various regions of Russia.
McDonald's is seeking boost resilience of its British potato supply chain to environmental degradation and climate impacts

McDonald's and McCain offer climate resilience funding for UK potato farmers

September 28, 2020
Fast food giant McDonald's is working with McCain Foods and Prince's Countryside Trust to help farmers in the United Kingdom improve soil health and boost resilience to climate change and Brexit
The plant on the left is untreated and the fungi are clearly visible. The right plant was treated with the acid, the fungus could not cause any damage.

Researchers find new way to protect plants from fungal infection

September 25, 2020
Widespread fungal disease in plants can be controlled with a commercially available chemical that has been primarily used in medicine until now. This discovery was made by scientists from Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) and the University of the State of Paraná in Brazil.
The National Potato Council of Kenya and Corteva Agriscience have embarked on plans to increase yield among smallholder farmers from 7 tonnes to 20 tonnes per hectare.

National Potato Council of Kenya partners with Corteva Agriscience aiming to increase yields

September 25, 2020
The partnership targets to introduce new technologies and train smallholder farmers on how to improve potato yields through the use of quality seeds, resilient varieties, disease management and post-harvest management.

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