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Beyond Insecticide: How wireworm behaviour gives clues to managing their population
december 02, 2023Wireworms are a common potato plant predator, living in soil and feeding on roots. They are notoriously difficult to control, and populations are increasing in farm fields across Canada
UTIA PhD Student Bioengineers Potato Plant to Detect Gamma Radiation
november 29, 2023PhD student Rob Sears engineered the potato plant, also known as a phytosensor, to indicate high radiation levels through changing leaf fluorescence.
HZPC and CIP develop an early-maturing potato variety suitable for Vietnam: HCIP210
november 27, 2023Vietnam has just welcomed a new potato variety HCIP210 developed through a public-private partnership.
Research team led by MSU scientist receives USD 6 million USDA grant to study pest-management strategies for potato systems
november 13, 2023A research team has received a USD 6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to study insect pest management strategies for United States potato production systems.
Algoritmo para detección de enfermedades en papa ve la luz en Colombia
november 08, 2023Un equipo Colombiano liderado por William Alfonso León Rueda, logró desarrollar un algoritmo capaz de identificar una enfermedad causada por el hongo Verticillium.
Building resilience in the potato sector of Prince Edward Island
november 04, 2023In the fall of 2021, the detection of potato wart disrupted sales of Prince Edward Island (PEI) potatoes to the United States, threatening the livelihoods of thousands of Islanders.
Enigma research helps potato growers tackle wireworm damage
oktober 31, 2023The Fera-led R&D project, Enigma I, is reporting impressive results halfway through its investigation into sustainable wireworm control – a pest issue causing significant annual yield losses in root vegetable and salad crops.
International Potato Center (CIP) supports West Bengal in becoming self-reliant in seed potato production by 2030
oktober 02, 2023The state Agriculture department of West Bengal (India) recently set a target of attaining self-sufficiency in the production of seed potato by 2030. CIP is supporting the effort with their technology
Potatoes with the right antennas: Origin of novel broad resistance to late blight found in wild potato relatives
september 23, 2023All over the world, huge quantities of crop protection agents are sprayed to control potato blight (Phytophthora infestans). European researchers find out more on the ongoing battle between the plant and its invader.
A good season for Jersey Royals, but at what cost?
september 21, 2023Jersey Potato exporters were able to negotiate a better price from UK supermarkets this year to help cover rising costs but blight and poor weather meant it was still a difficult season.