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Imported seed potatoes being stored in Kuppilan Jaffna. They were found to be infected with fungi.
januari 15, 2024

Spoiled imported seed potatoes leave Sri Lanka farmers with a rotten deal

Sri Lanka Potato Farmers alleged that a consignment of 20 metric tonnes (MT) of imported seed potatoes turned out to be rotten due to poor storage facilities in the region and import irregularities, leaving them with empty land.
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januari 10, 2024

Plant-parasitic nematodes on the rise: WUR launches major research project

Climate change and genetic selection have brought root-knot nematodes further north in Europe and made cyst nematodes more difficult to control.
Farmers will use special rigs to help train the robot AI
januari 07, 2024

Farmers are being called on to help train robots to spot slugs and the damage they cause to arable crops.

The ground-breaking trial, set to start in the spring, will equip the 'Slug Sleuths' with special rigs designed to improve the complex machine-learning algorithms used to identify the slimy pests.
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januari 03, 2024

Perú: gobierno promueve medidas para controlar la polilla guatemalteca

Peru aprobó medidas para controlar a la polilla guatemalteca en la región, una de las plagas con mayor impacto sobre la producción de papa.
Potato production through zero-tillage with straw mulch (PZTM)
december 28, 2023

CIP Introduces Zero Tillage Potato Farming Innovation in India, Bangladesh, Cambodia, and Peru

Zero tillage not only boosts soil fertility and raises carbon stocks but also prolongs the potato growing season by harnessing the residual moisture after the rice harvest.
A, Virus particles visualized in the transmission electron microscope (TEM); scale bar equals 100 nm. B, Electrophoretic migration pattern of nucleic acid extracted from purified virions of the virus coded SB26/29.
december 22, 2023

Potato rugose stunting virus, a newly characterized potato virus

In the 1990s, a previously uncharacterized disease of viral aetiology was observed in cultivated potatoes (Solanum tuberosum) in Southern Peru.
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Farmers show the potato fields affected by late blight attack in Machhiwara block of Ludhiana.
december 21, 2023

Late blight damages potato crop in Punjab, India

In a full-blown attack by the disease late blight, more than 50% potato crop in the fields has suffered extensive damage, leading to heavy losses for the farmers who had opted for diversification instead of growing wheat after paddy.
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december 21, 2023

Europatat calls for information about ongoing projects to control the spread of wireworms

Europatat, the European Potato Association, is calling upon researchers and industry professionals to share information about ongoing research, and any other related activities which will help to control the spread of wireworms in potatoes.
Sostenibilidad: la nueva vanguardia entre los obtentores de variedades como HZPC
december 11, 2023

Sostenibilidad: la nueva vanguardia entre los obtentores de variedades como HZPC

La sostenibilidad de las variedades de papa es el nuevo horizonte para los obtentores como HZPC.
Wireworms overwinter just below the frost line, at least three feet underground.
december 02, 2023

Beyond Insecticide: How wireworm behaviour gives clues to managing their population

Wireworms 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
Rob Sears hopes his bioengineered potato radiation sensors will open the door to future innovations in organic technology. Image courtesy UTIA.
november 29, 2023

UTIA PhD Student Bioengineers Potato Plant to Detect Gamma Radiation

PhD student Rob Sears engineered the potato plant, also known as a phytosensor, to indicate high radiation levels through changing leaf fluorescence.
HCİP210, newly launched potato variety suitable for Vietnam
november 27, 2023

HZPC and CIP develop an early-maturing potato variety suitable for Vietnam: HCIP210

Vietnam has just welcomed a new potato variety HCIP210 developed through a public-private partnership.
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