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Crop4Sight Releases Innovative Irrigation Scheduling Tool

Crop4Sight adds irrigation scheduling tool to their potato crop toolkit

May 24, 2021
Crop4Sight’s online and mobile digital toolkit is designed to help growers maximise saleable potato yields and was launched as a commercial service in 2020. Crop4Sight now adds a potato irrigation scheduling tool.
Rick Peters, vegetable pathologist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in Charlottetown, says scab is increasing on P.E.I. because of changing weather patterns. (Kirk Pennell/CBC)

Canadian Scientists Look for Ways to Grow Scab-Resistant Potato

October 06, 2020
Two research scientists on P.E.I. have spent their summer trying to grow a better potato, more resistant to scab and greening, which are both costly problems for potato growers.
Increasing reports of widespread scab as United Kingdom potato harvest progresses

Increasing reports of widespread scab as United Kingdom potato harvest progresses

September 03, 2017
As the potato harvest in the United Kingdom progresses, there are increasing reports of widespread scab.
AAFC Potato Research Centre in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

Canadian Government Invests in International Potato Research

March 22, 2015
Representatives of the Canadian Government announced an investment of $1.83 million in a Canadian-led international research effort to give potato farmers a technological edge in predicting and preventing yield losses in their fields and in storage.
Jordan Brooke-Barnett, president of AUSVEG SA, left, hands the award to SARDI Executive Director Prof Pauline Mooney, with senior research officer Mike Rettke and SARDI Soil Biology and Diagnostics research leader Dr Alan McKay, right.

Potato Soil testing service Predicta Pt Awarded by AUSVEG

July 30, 2014
Predicta Pt, the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) soil testing service for the potato industry, has received the John Deere Productivity Partner Award at the 2014 AUSVEG Awards for Excellence in June.
Thomas Zitter

Common scab of potatoes: Best management practices

October 30, 2011
"Focus on Potato"of the Plant Management Network has published a new webcast:Common Scab of Potatoes By Thomas A. Zitter Ph.D., Professor, Dept of Plant Pathology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York Common Scab is a disease that can per...
Common Scab

Continuing drought increases common scab threat for UK potato growers

May 09, 2011
Lack of rain has affected most of England and Wales and unusually dry ground may result in higher levels of common scab than in the last few years, says Potato Council technical executive Chris Steele.
East Malling Research (EMR)

UK researchers show potatoes can be grown with much less water

February 01, 2011

Tasmanian Institute of Agricultural Research developed a potato that is resistant to common scab

July 16, 2008
The humble spud has few natural enemies (beside humans), but common scab disease is one that threatens the whole potato industry. Common scab is one of the most prevalent and costly diseases for the potato industry worldwide. The vegetable research t...


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