All Hail the Rise of the Climate - Smart Potato
September 08, 2020
The potential of the potato has only just begun to be realized. Some 368 million metric tons of potatoes were harvested globally in 2019, as people from Vietnam to Kenya, the Peruvian Andes to Rwanda produced a wide variety of the root vegetable, helping feed an estimated 1.3 billion people who rely on them as a staple food.
The potato is used to cooler climate and vulnerabe to environmental stresses; particularly to combinations of heat and drought.
September 01, 2020
The Faculty of Life Sciences of the University of Vienna coordinates a consortium of 17 European leading academic research institutions, potato breeders, a non-profit EU association, a government agency and a screening technology developer.
New study on measuring efficiency in potato landraces: How far are we from the optimum?
August 28, 2020
A new publication by scientists from the International Potato Center (CIP) highlights the usefulness of combining crop growth model, remote sensing, and plant ecophysiological tools to assess genetic efficiencies in potato landraces.
Variedad de papas nativas del Parque de la Papa en Perú
August 17, 2020
El Parque de la Papa es un lugar único. Allí se cultivan 1.300 variedades de patatas, pero solo una de ellas puede dar respuesta a la crisis alimentaria.
Christine Hellio, from Manor Farm in St Ouen, Jersey
August 05, 2020
A Leading exporter of Jersey Royals and one of the Island’s major growers have spoken of their pride in keeping the potato industry going through a difficult 2020 season.
It’s going to be a harvest with plenty of clods…
July 28, 2020
Throughout last spring we were dealing with historically poor soil structure in Western Europe, with clods as hard as concrete. Will harvests of potato and onion reflect this? The chances of that seem high, so what can you do to keep clods out of your storage?
Patatas Meléndez arranca una nueva campaña de recogida de patata
June 01, 2020
'Llevamos varias semanas ofreciendo ya al consumidor patata nacional de esta campaña, hemos sido la primera empresa en dar ese paso' Juan Manuel Coello, Patatas Meléndez
Frost causes severe damage to early potato crops in Ireland– pictures
May 22, 2020
Freezing temperatures around Ireland over the past week has damaged many early potato crops.
Rain decimates Tasmanian potato crop; processors fear European spuds will be dumped on Aussie market
May 18, 2020
Tasmanian potato growers, who produce the bulk of Australia’s French fries, are having a disastrous harvest. Months of wet weather is making it impossible to get onto paddocks in parts of the state.
España: Queda por sembrar un 35% de superficie de patata en Castilla y León
April 27, 2020
La siembra ha quedado temporalmente suspendida por las lluvias persistentes de las últimas semanas, forzando a que se hayan escalonado, lo que supone una ventaja conveniente de cara a la comercialización de la patata.