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Average potato production in North-western-Europe threatened by quality issues
september 14, 2023The last 4 months was not easy going for the potato production in the NEPG region. But despite the difficult weather conditions, first yield estimates suggest a return to multi-year averages, with an estimated harvest of around 23 million tonnes of potatoes.
B-hive Innovations collaborates on groundbreaking TuberTurgor project to reduce potato bruising and waste
augustus 22, 2023B-hive Innovations, a cutting-edge, agri-tech research and development business is embarking on a new collaborative programme that aims to reduce the risk of potato bruising and develop technologies that could reduce supermarket waste.
Solynta's Latest Hybrid Potato Variety Shows Remarkable Late Bligh Resistance in Field Trial
augustus 22, 2023Solynta's potato variety was the only one to survive the high late blight pressure in the field among three other commercial varieties planted alongside.
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.
Europatat participates in PATAFEST, a new Horizon Europe project to protect potato plants against emerging new pests
juni 28, 2023Europatat is proud to become an active partner of a new EU Horizon Europe project called PATAFEST that aims at protecting potato plants by means of pest spreading and resistance characterisation, preharvest treatments, and post-harvest solutions.
Renaissance BioScience’s novel RNAi biopesticide technology receives Canadian regulatory approval for 2023 field studies
juni 14, 2023Authorization from the PMRA, following a thorough review of the company’s extensive data dossier, indicates a mutual understanding of the composition, potential and low risk of the RNAi technology.
Potato Cyst Nematodes discovered in Latvia for the first time
juni 13, 2023A pest never before seen in Latvia – the pale potato cyst nematode (Globoder pallida) has been identified in a Zemgale potato farm.
What was behind Australia’s potato shortage? Wet weather and hard-to-control diseases
juni 13, 2023If you’ve been into a fish and chip shop in Australia in the last 12 months, you may well have seen a notice tacked to the wall about the impact of the potato shortage. Supermarkets, too, slapped temporary limits on frozen chip purchases.
Chile: SAG intensifica controles carreteros para mantener sanidad del cultivo de la papa en La Araucanía
mei 19, 2023En el marco del Programa Nacional de Sanidad de la Papa, el Servicio Agrícola y Ganadero, SAG, en La Araucanía ha intensificado las labores de control al transporte de la papa con el fin de mantener la sanidad de este cultivo en la región.
Potatoes New Zealand meeting on the benefits of IPM: Big savings by reducing insecticide use.
mei 04, 2023By adopting integrated pest management (IPM) practices growers are not on their own, Australian entomologist, Dr Paul Horne, told Pukekohe potato growers at a Potatoes New Zealand research update breakfast meeting in late March.