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June 23: WSU Potato Field Day offers a look at seed and pest studies, virus-sniffing dog

June 23: WSU Potato Field Day offers a look at seed and pest studies, virus-sniffing dog

juni 16, 2022
At their 400-acre Othello research farm, Washington State University scientists study seed quality, new varieties, pests, and growing practices to help Northwest potatoes thrive
Texas A&M AgriLife researchers use CRISPR technology to modify starches in potatoes

Texas A&M AgriLife researchers use CRISPR technology to modify starches in potatoes

mei 28, 2022
Humble potatoes are a rich source not only of dietary carbohydrates for humans, but also of starches for numerous industrial applications. Texas A&M AgriLife scientists are learning how to alter the ratio of potatoes’
‘Super pest’ Colorado potato beetles have the genetic resources to sidestep our insecticides.

Colorado potato beetles have the genetic resources to sidestep our insecticides

februari 21, 2022
The Colorado potato beetle has evolved resistance to more than 50 different kinds of insecticides, making the insect a 'super pest' that wreaks havoc on potatoes around the world.
New seed potato lab will benefit Idaho's spud industry

University of Idaho new seed potato lab to open this year.

november 16, 2021
The University of Idaho is close to opening a new Seed Potato Germplasm Laboratory, which is the place where most Idaho potatoes are 'born'.
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Breeding beetle-resistant potatoes

september 30, 2021
In a new study, published in Crop Science, researchers describe genetic tools to develop potato varieties with improved natural resistance to the Colorado potato beetle
Aroostook County potato experts expect high quality crop in 2021

Aroostook County potato experts expect high quality crop in 2021

september 14, 2021
Aroostook County agricultural growers are predicting a higher quantity and quality of potato crop than was produced in 2020, due to the less severe weather this summer.
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Heat, drought stress Red River Valley potato crop, resulting in quality, yield reduction of table stock

Heat, drought stress Red River Valley potato crop, resulting in quality, yield reduction of table stock

augustus 29, 2021
The toll that hot dry weather took on the Red River Valley 2021 potato crop won’t be visible until harvest begins in a few weeks, but it’s already clear it has affected yields and quality.
New University of Maine research hub to focus on Potato Virus Y

New University of Maine research hub to focus on Potato Virus Y

augustus 22, 2021
Greater understanding of the biology of one of the most destructive plant viruses to potato crops will be the focus of a research hub at the University of Maine.
How Colorado Potato Beetles Beat Pesticides

How Colorado Potato Beetles Beat Pesticides

december 29, 2020
Native to the Rocky Mountains, the Colorado potato beetle has now spread to many parts of the world and quickly overcoming almost every pesticide thrown in its way. A new UVM study sheds light on how these insects become resistant so fast.
Chemical composition of wild potato relative contributes to its resistance to pathogen

Chemical composition of wild potato relative contributes to its resistance to pathogen

december 29, 2020
In a recent study published in the MPMI journal, scientists from CSU revealed that metabolites from S. chacoense contribute to disease resistance by altering the pathogenic behavior of Pectobacterium brasiliense, rather than inhibiting its growth or killing it.

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