INIFAP desarrolla variedades de papa resistentes a enfermedades y alta calidad industrial
January 18, 2021
El mejoramiento genético de la papa por parte de los expertos del organismo, que sintetiza 80 años de investigación en México, ha logrado rendimientos de 50 a 70 toneladas por hectárea.
El agricultor Peter Imle intenta reducir a la mitad su cantidad de cromosomas para abrir el camino a muchas nuevas variedades con características más útiles
January 04, 2021
El agricultor Peter Imle intenta reducir a la mitad su cantidad de cromosomas para abrir el camino a muchas nuevas variedades con características más útiles.
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
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.
A Crop Pandemic Would Be as Devastating for Biodiversity and Food Security as COVID-19
December 29, 2020
Biodiversity loss threatens national security. We need to invest in technologies to preserve our vital food varieties.
Aerial view of the McCrum French Fry plant in Belfast, Maine
December 22, 2020
McCrum: 'This project with Kiremko and Idaho Steel was a big project for our family. Trust with Kiremko and Idaho Steel has grown from day one. Our family considers them as partners now.'
World Potato Congress January 14, 2021 Webinar with Todd Forbush
December 21, 2020
The World Potato Congress has announced its next webinar for Thursday, January 14, 2021 with Todd Forbush, Engineer with Techmark, Inc.
Winter cover crop research yields positive results for environment
December 08, 2020
In humid climates, there is a high risk of topsoil loss from erosion on bare soil as well as nitrogen from fertilizers leaking or leaching from the soil into water sources, which can cause groundwater pollution.
Maine researchers are developing genomic tools for potato breeders
December 08, 2020
Two University of Maine researchers, Greg Porter and Han Tan, are part of a team of plant geneticists and breeders working to develop tools that will help Maine scientists and farmers become more efficient in bringing novel, improved potato varieties to market.
Journal of Nutrition Study reveals potato's potential for reducing anemia
November 29, 2020
The potato is known to be a good source of energy, potassium, and vitamins C and B6, but according to research recently published in the Journal of Nutrition, its tubers can also be an excellent source of iron.


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