The National Potato Council of Kenya and Corteva Agriscience have embarked on plans to increase yield among smallholder farmers from 7 tonnes to 20 tonnes per hectare.
September 25, 2020
The partnership targets to introduce new technologies and train smallholder farmers on how to improve potato yields through the use of quality seeds, resilient and improved varieties, pest and disease management, post-harvest management, and record-keeping.
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.
La Rioja estudia ayudas al sector de la patata, entre ellas una línea para inversión en maquinaria agrícola
September 07, 2020
La consejera de Agricultura, Ganadería, Mundo Rural, Territorio y Población, Eva Hita; la directora general de Agricultura y Ganadería, María Jesús Miñana y la directora general de Desarrollo Rural y Reto Demográfico, Nuria Bazo, se han reunido en la Cooperativa de Rioja Alta en Santo Domingo de la Calzada con su presidente, Emilio García, y su Consejo rector para analizar la campaña de la patata y la situación del sector en La Rioja.
As Idaho's potato harvest gets underway, a look back at how it got started
September 04, 2020
Farmers all across Idaho will be in their fields from now through most of October collecting the state's signature crop.
Across China: Hi-tech Potato Industry Boosts Poverty Alleviation
August 19, 2020
The potato industry in Ulanqab, dubbed the 'potato city' of China, has become one of the main industries to help farmers shake off poverty.
Restrain sprout suppressor approved in Germany
July 09, 2020
The German Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL) has approved the ethylene-based sprout suppressor Restrain as a safe crop protection product with immediate effect. The approval applies to the treatment of potatoes (for both domestic consumption and starch production), onions, garlic, shallots, propagating material, and tomatoes.
Low-tech tool helps fight potato late blight
June 29, 2020
The International Potato Center (CIP), in partnership with research and development institutions in Ecuador and Peru, has developed a low-tech tool to help farmers optimize fungicide's use.
Patatas de Santa Margalida, España
June 15, 2020
La zona noreste de Mallorca es conocida por la producción de patata. Aunque es más conocida la de sa Pobla y Muro, a pocos kilómetros del mar, en la finca de Santa Eulàlia, en Can Picafort, hay una considerable extensión de éste cultivo, terreno que gestiona desde hace cuatro años la empresa Agrime (socia de Agroilla).
INTERPOM 2020 on New Trade Show Days
May 28, 2020
Theme: ‘Let’s connect the potato chain in the post-coronavirus world’. 2020 will go down in history as 'the year of the coronavirus pandemic'.
Unique robot helps HZPC in the fight against diseases
May 26, 2020
HZPC is employing the services of a specialized robot in its fight against potato diseases and viruses within its breeding program.
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