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True Potato Seed (TPS)

True Potato Seed (TPS)

After surviving Mars conditions, Potatoes will be grown on the Moon
As part of their Lunar exploration in 2018, Chinese scientists will take an 18x16 cm cylinder to the surface of the moon and see if potato seeds can grow there in this containerized mini-ecosystem (Courtesy: 163.com)
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Doomsday? Svalbard Seed Vault flooded, threatened by Climate Change
Recent flooding of the global seed vault in Svalbard caused a stir, since it was designed to last forever. Luckily all seeds (including several thousand potato seeds) are OK, but already adaptations to the vault may be needed to deal with climate change.
The potential of hybrid potato cultivars in East Africa
The Food & Business Knowledge Platform - a knowledge platforms focused on food security initiated by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs - supported a fact-finding mission in East Africa to explore the potential of the usage of hybrid true potato seeds (TPS) for this region
Bejo introduces its first True Potato Seed variety, Oliver F1
Bejo has obtained breeder’s rights on its first True Potato Seed (TPS) variety. This new potato hybrid, Oliver F1, can be cultivated directly from botanical seed and, after transplanting, produces table potatoes in one season.
Bejo lanza su primera variedad de semilla verdadera de patata
Bejo Ibérica S.L.U. ha obtenido los derechos de obtentor para la primera variedad de semilla verdadera de patata (TPS).
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
First large-scale Solynta Hybrid seed potato trials highly successful
Potato breeder Solynta started a potato revolution nearly ten years ago: to develop and apply new breeding technologies to convert potatoes into a hybrid crop. A 'large' trial of the first experimental hybrids took place last season.
Growing salt-tolerant potatoes in Pakistan
The Netherlands is exploring the possibility of starting a programme to grow salt-tolerant potatoes in Pakistan.
Saturday, January 14, 2017
KWS to fully focus on hybrid potato breeding; Stet Holland to buy conventional seed potato business.
KWS is selling its conventional seed potato business to Stet Holland B.V. An agreement to that effect was signed yesterday. The transaction is expected to be completed by mid-2016.