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Research into sustainable management practices to increase fertilizer efficiency receives support from the Canadian Government
The government of Canada last week announced a $1.8 million investment in a research project at the University of British Columbia that includes the development of beneficial management practices for increasing the efficiency of fertilizer use in potatoes.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
New potato variety in India, Kufri Lima, to take on the heat...
Farmers in India can expect higher yields and profits with the release of a new potato variety, Kufri Lima, developed by the International Potato Center (CIP) and the Central Potato Research Institute (CPRI)
Monday, October 16, 2017
En España investigan variedades de papa que mejor se adapten al cambio climático
El Instituto Vasco de Investigación y Desarrollo Agrario, NEIKER-Tecnalia ha cerrado un proyecto de investigación sobre variedades de papa que mejor se adaptan a las condiciones previstas de cambio climático.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Making a potato variety heat tolerant could be as simple as switching a single gene
Scientists have identified a version of a single gene involved in the heat stress response that is more active in potato types that can tolerate high temperature, potentially providing potato breeders a tool to make potato varieties less vulnerable to increased temperature.
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.
Pepsico confirms ambitious new GHG emission targets are in line with keeping global warming below two degrees Celcius
PepsiCo has today confirmed that its ambitious new target for greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction has been verified and approved by the Science Based Targets Initiative as being in line with what climate science says is necessary to keep global warming below two degrees Celsius.
Colombia: Con mejoramiento genético se obtendrían papas tolerantes a sequías
Mediante el estudio del genoma de papas nativas de Nariño, una investigación en la Universidad Nacional de Colombia (U.N.) indaga secuencias de tolerancia a estrés por déficit de agua que permitan obtener papas comerciales con esta característica.
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Farmers in Tanzania benefit from more resilient potato varieties
Situated in the Northeast of Tanzania, the district of Lushoto is part of the so called highlands of Tanzania where potatoes are traditionally grown. Due to heat and lack of resilient potato varieties, farmers would often lose all the crop.