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PVY demonstration plot trial in Washington on July 13, 2022, drew crowds of growers and crop consultans to see symptomps of three different straints of the virus in more than 20 potato cultivars.

Battling potato viruses: innovations for a healthier potato harvest

mei 04, 2023
Two 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'.
Research scientist Bourlaye Fofana was looking for a way to make plant products healthier for humans and animals by adding an antioxidant called selenium.

'Surprise' discovery could help protect potato and tomato crops against late blight

april 29, 2023
In 2014, Charlottetown-based research scientist Bourlaye Fofana was looking for a way to make plant products healthier by adding the antioxidant selenium.
Potato late blight

New Portable Device Uses Smartphone-Based Spectroscopy to Detect Late Blight Disease in Potato Crops

april 25, 2023
The device has the potential to transform the way that farmers detect and manage plant diseases, leading to more efficient and sustainable agriculture practices.
Potato Field

Breakthrough in fight against devastating potato disease

april 25, 2023
Potato is the third most important food crop in the world after rice and wheat in terms of human consumption. But potato world production is threatened by potato late blight
The wireworm, the main enemy of the Andalusian potato.

El gusano de alambre, principal enemigo de la patata andaluza

april 24, 2023
Andalucía encara, aunque con bastante retraso provocado por las heladas, una campaña de patata nueva que será, a priori, «buena» pero que sufre la falta de productos fitosanitarios, señala Javier Boceta, director general de Meijer, empresa obtentora de variedades y líder en las patatas más sembradas y más demandadas por la industria nacional.
Aaldrik Venhuizen and Cato Gaaikema

HZPC works with growers to future-proof seed potato cultivation

april 10, 2023
Growers learn best from other growers. This has been proven by the future-proof seed potato cultivation project, an initiative to examine upcoming changes in potato cultivation with a group of growers.
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Kevin MacIsaac says usually one area or two areas of Prince Edward Island have good potato crops, but this year, things are looking good across the Island. (Courtesy: Cody MacKay/CBC)

Indian government approves trials of GM Disease Resistant Potatoes & Fortified Bananas

april 02, 2023
After 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.
Potato Wart

No Potato Wart detected in Canada

maart 14, 2023
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has completed its 2022 national survey for potato wart and confirms that potato wart was not detected in the soil samples tested from the fields where the samples were collected.
Dr. Alison Lees, Potato Pathologist, The James Hutton Institute

WPC Webinar with Dr. Alison Lees, Potato Pathologist, The James Hutton Institute, Feb 28, 2023 9:00am EST (Canada/USA)

februari 27, 2023
The World Potato Congress presents a webinar with Dr. Alison Lees, Potato Pathologist with The James Hutton Institute, Dundee, UK on February 28, 2023 at 9.00am Eastern Standard Time (EST).
PEI Farmers destroys his potato crop by putting it through a snowblower. An estimated 250 million pounds of PEI potatoes were destroyed in 2022 due to the Federal government’s restrictions.

PEI Potato Board Seeks Removal of Export Restrictions on PEI Potatoes in the Light of IAP Report

februari 06, 2023
The PEI potato industry welcomed the final report of the International Advisory Panel (IAP) on Potato Wart that was presented to industry and government on January 16, 2023.

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