Scientists weed out harmful genes to breed better potatoes
mei 22, 2023A new predictive method has shown a way to better select parents for new potato varieties, offering a blueprint for better potatoes and a way to speed up the production of higher yield varieties.
Indian government approves trials of GM Disease Resistant Potatoes & Fortified Bananas
april 02, 2023After mustard, India will undertake trials of two other genetically modified (GM) food crops, bananas and potatoes, perhaps ushering in a new era of biotech-enhanced farming.
The Kingsman potato: Cygnet PB to expand commercial trials in the US for this high-yielding, climate-resilient variety
maart 29, 2023Launched in 2017, the potato variety Kingsman has developed quickly in popularity to become Scotland-based potato breeder Cygnet PB Ltd.’s first globally successful variety.
125 years of HZPC awarded with Royal predicate
februari 28, 2023On occasion HZPC's 125th anniversary on February 27, 2023, Drs. A. A. M. Brok, Commissioner of the King of the Province of Friesland presented potato breeder HZPC with the certificate for the predicate Royal.
Nigeria harvests first batch of biotech-potatoes
december 20, 2022Elder Isaiah Buwah is growing potatoes for forty years in the Plateau State, North Central Nigeria. Having seen the impact from late blight first hand, he truly enjoyed the harvest of the first batch of - resistant - biotech potatoes.
WPC Webinar- Potato Breeding in the South American Countries Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay
december 18, 2022Julio Kalazich will be the speaker at the first World Potato Congress webinar of 2023 on January 24, 2023 at 9:00 am ET. He will address Potato Breeding in the South American Countries Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay in English followed by the presentation in Spanish at 10:00 am ET.
In the Netherlands, 7 supermarkets sign up for 100% robust potatoes in an organic range
november 19, 2022In the Netherlands, 31 parties in the table potato chain sign a covenant in which they commit to switch completely to organic robust potato varieties, including 7 supermarkets.
Agrico presents nine new potato varieties at its variety show
november 13, 2022On 10 and 11 November, Agrico held its annual variety and seedling show at Agrico Research in Bant. During the show no fewer than nine new varieties were presented.
New potato varieties in Bangladesh for Chips and French fries: Valencia and Cartagena
oktober 25, 2022Two potato varieties developed by the private firm ACI Seed are set to hit the seed potato market of Bangladesh next season, enabling farmers to produce industrial-grade potatoes that can be used for making ready-to-eat snacks
Texas A&M Potato Breeding Program targets french fry, chipping, fresh markets
september 04, 2022New potato varieties bred by the Texas A&M Potato Breeding Program could enter the french fry market before long, said Isabel Vales, Ph.D., Texas A&M AgriLife potato breeder in the Department of Horticultural Sciences