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Potato Crop Spraying
May 20, 2024

Scorched by foliar fertilization in the past… reasons to try again

The concept of foliar applied preparations is based on science, but when they were initially introduced in the late 1990’s many of the initial products had drawbacks, such as leaf scorch, low active volumes per application, poor uptake and even phytotoxicity.
Wind operated insect trap
April 22, 2024

Indian agricultural scientists develop innovative, eco-friendly wind operated insect trap to enhance pest control

A groundbreaking wind-operated aerial insect trap designed to revolutionize pest management in agriculture has been developed by a team of scientists at the Indian Council of Agricultural Research-Central Potato Research Institute (ICAR-CPRI) in Shimla.
Bayer pilots unique generative AI tool for agriculture
April 17, 2024

Potato farming in Europe – Late Blight crisis in the making

It is not easy to be a potato farmer in Europe these days, and it may get even worse: To maintain the harvest, farmers need a sufficient number of highly efficient fungicides to cover a spray scheme for control of Late Blight (Phytophthora infestans).
Europatat and other Stakeholders raise concerns over proposed plant reproductive material amendments
April 17, 2024

Europatat and other Stakeholders raise concerns over proposed plant reproductive material amendments

Europatat is raising concerns about the draft report on Plant Reproductive Material (PRM) which is set for a vote in the European Parliament’s Plenary during the week of 22 April.
Brand new website about sustainable fertilization of potatoes.
April 02, 2024

Belfertil and Belgapom promote the sustainable fertilization of potatoes with a new website for growers

BELFertil and Belgapom collaborate to offer growers, crop supervisors, and advisors a new website dedicated to sustainable fertilization practices for potatoes.
Vultus introduces new service for more effective disease control in potato crops
March 28, 2024

Vultus introduces new service for more effective disease control in potato crops

Vultus AB launches a new service together with AR Tarim, part of Agrico and Europlant, for earlier detection of diseases in potato crops.
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Zsofia Szendrei, professor in MSU's Department of Entomology
November 13, 2023

Research team led by MSU scientist receives USD 6 million USDA grant to study pest-management strategies for potato systems

A research team has received a USD 6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to study insect pest management strategies for United States potato production systems.
Renaissance BioScience and Certis Belchim enter partnership for innovative biopesticide development
November 05, 2023

Renaissance BioScience and Certis Belchim enter partnership for innovative biopesticide development

Renaissance BioScience, a leader in bioengineering microbes for the global agriculture and food industries, has signed a joint development agreement (JDA) with Certis Belchim, a global leader in the development of crop-protecting biocontrol agents that combat agricultural pests.
Syngenta announces partnership with the Potato Sustainability Alliance to enhance on-farm sustainability reporting for potato growers
October 09, 2023

Syngenta announces partnership with the Potato Sustainability Alliance to enhance on-farm sustainability reporting for potato growers

Syngenta Canada announced a partnership with the Potato Sustainability Alliance (PSA) to bring on-farm sustainability insights on potato production using Syngenta’s Sustainable Outcomes for Agriculture (SOA) standard and Cropwise™ Sustainability mobile application.
Trimble and AGCO to Form Joint Venture to Better Serve Farmers Worldwide with Mixed Fleet Precision Agriculture Solutions
October 05, 2023

Trimble and AGCO to Form Joint Venture to Better Serve Farmers Worldwide with Mixed Fleet Precision Agriculture Solutions

Trimble announced a definitive agreement to form a joint venture with AGCO to better serve farmers with factory fit and aftermarket applications in the mixed fleet precision agriculture market.
Seaweed biostimulant Algifol to Debut at British Potato 2023
August 16, 2023

From ocean to potato fields: Seaweed biostimulant Algifol to make waves at British Potato Show

A biostimulant brand that is increasingly popular with potato growers will make its debut at this year’s British Potato show in Harrogate. Algifol, which is a seaweed-based biostimulant, will be on stand 123A in Hall 1 at the November event.
Fresh Potatoes
August 03, 2023

Revolutionizing the Potato Industry: Unleashing the Power of Biotechnology

The potato, a humble yet indispensable vegetable, holds a special place in the hearts of millions worldwide. As one of the most widely consumed staple crops, it plays a vital role in global food security
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June 14, 2023

Renaissance BioScience’s novel RNAi biopesticide technology receives Canadian regulatory approval for 2023 field studies

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CNH Industrial and ONE SMART SPRAY announce integration of precision spraying solution
May 26, 2023

CNH Industrial and ONE SMART SPRAY announce integration of precision spraying solution

CNH Industrial and ONE SMART SPRAY, a joint venture between Bosch and BASF, have signed a collaboration agreement to integrate the latter’s advanced spraying system within CNH Industrial’s agricultural brand product portfolios.
SAG intensifica controles carreteros
May 19, 2023

Chile: SAG intensifica controles carreteros para mantener sanidad del cultivo de la papa en La Araucanía

En el marco del Programa Nacional de Sanidad de la Papa, el Servicio Agrícola y Ganadero, SAG, en La Araucanía ha intensificado las labores de control al transporte de la papa con el fin de mantener la sanidad de este cultivo en la región.
Potato Days Türkiye new venue in 2023!
May 18, 2023

Potato Days Türkiye moves to a new venue in 2023!

On August 25, 2023 the third edition of DLG’s 'Potato Days Türkiye', the only trade fair in Turkey dedicated to potato cultivation, will take place in Cappadocia, Nevsehir.
Big savings in reducing insecticide use.
May 04, 2023

Potatoes New Zealand meeting on the benefits of IPM: Big savings by reducing insecticide use.

By adopting integrated pest management (IPM) practices growers are not on their own, Australian entomologist, Dr Paul Horne, told Pukekohe potato growers at a Potatoes New Zealand research update breakfast meeting in late March.
Bosch BASF Smart Farming is now ONE SMART SPRAY
May 01, 2023

Bosch BASF Smart Farming is now ONE SMART SPRAY

Bosch BASF Smart Farming, the joint venture between Bosch and BASF Digital Farming to globally market and sell smart farming technology, announced its new brand name: ONE SMART SPRAY.

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