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Novel Approach to Combatting Aphid-Transmitted Crop Viruses: Harnessing 'Spike Proteins' as Weapons
juli 25, 2023The infamous spike protein doesn’t just help spread viruses – it can also be weaponized to stop them.
Battling potato viruses: innovations for a healthier potato harvest
mei 04, 2023Two years ago, the Potato Research Advisory Committee (PRAC) identified and wrote letters of support for a project known as 'The Potato Virus Initiative: Developing Solutions'.
New Portable Device Uses Smartphone-Based Spectroscopy to Detect Late Blight Disease in Potato Crops
april 25, 2023The device has the potential to transform the way that farmers detect and manage plant diseases, leading to more efficient and sustainable agriculture practices.
USDA SCRI funds new research: potatoes and pests – actionable science against nematodes
februari 01, 2023USDA’s Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) recently announced funding (USD 6.8M) for Potatoes and Pests – Actionable Science Against Nematodes (nicknamed PAPAS).
University of Idaho researchers developing nematode resistant potatoes
januari 04, 2023University of Idaho researchers are introducing genes from a plant in the nightshade family into potatoes, seeking to develop spuds that resist harmful nematodes. The plant, called ‘litchi tomato’, has natural resistance to several species of cyst and root-knot nematodes.
University of Maine researchers are testing lobster shells to thwart potato soil pathogens
december 22, 2022Scientists at the University of Maine are evaluating if lobster shells can cultivate beneficial microbial communities that ward off soil borne potato pathogens.
New Antibiotic Solanimycin discovered in a Pathogenic Bacterium in Potatoes (Dickeya solani)
oktober 24, 2022The growing threat of antimicrobial resistance has led researchers to search for new compounds everywhere. This week in mBio, a multinational team of researchers in Europe report the discovery of a new antifungal antibiotic named solanimycin.
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
Syngenta: How to give your potato crop the strongest possible start
augustus 24, 2022As potato growers are working to maximize their yield potential for the 2022 harvest, it's also time to start thinking about maximizing crop potential for the 2023 season.
Potato LEAF Awards 2022-23 Scholarship to Paige Hickman
augustus 14, 2022The Potato Leadership, Education, and Advancement Foundation (Potato LEAF) awards its 2022-23 Academic Scholarship to Paige Hickman, a Ph.D. student at University of Idaho, studying plant-parasitic nematodes, insect pests, and diseases of potato.