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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'.
'Surprise' discovery could help protect potato and tomato crops against late blight
april 29, 2023In 2014, Charlottetown-based research scientist Bourlaye Fofana was looking for a way to make plant products healthier by adding the antioxidant selenium.
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.
Breakthrough in fight against devastating potato disease
april 25, 2023Potato 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
El gusano de alambre, principal enemigo de la patata andaluza
april 24, 2023Andalucía 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.
HZPC works with growers to future-proof seed potato cultivation
april 10, 2023Growers 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.
Indian government approves trials of GM Disease Resistant Potatoes & Fortified Bananas
april 02, 2023After 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.
No Potato Wart detected in Canada
maart 14, 2023The 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.
WPC Webinar with Dr. Alison Lees, Potato Pathologist, The James Hutton Institute, Feb 28, 2023 9:00am EST (Canada/USA)
februari 27, 2023The 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 Potato Board Seeks Removal of Export Restrictions on PEI Potatoes in the Light of IAP Report
februari 06, 2023The 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.