PEI Potato Farms Using New Decision Support Tools to Improve Use of Crop Protectants
February 14, 2020
A growing number of Prince Edward Island potato farms are taking advantage of new technology to improve their use of crop protectants, including fungicides used to prevent late blight.
NPC Launches New 'Eye on Potatoes' Podcast
January 15, 2020
Kicking off the 12th annual Potato Expo, held Jan 14-15 in Las Vegas, the National Potato Council announced the launch of its new podcast, 'Eye on Potatoes'. The podcast in available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts.
Online tool to detect blackleg disease in potato using DNA testing has widespread application
December 05, 2019
Scientists have developed a user-friendly online tool called Uniqprimer, which quickly and automatically designs species-specific DNA tags (also known as primers) for detecting pathogens such as Dickeya dianthicola using DNA testing.
El futuro del campo está en la tecnología, arranca Expo Agroalimentaria en Irapuato
November 22, 2019
Los efectos del cambio climático como los largos periodos de sequía o lluvias en abundancia, aunado a los altos costos de insumos agrícolas hacen que producir sea cada vez más complicado no sólo en Irpuato, México, sino en el mundo.
SoilEssentials now reseller 7Sense wireless irrigation sensor and their temperature & humidity sensor system
November 21, 2019
The Scottish precision farming pioneers SoilEssentials announces collaboration with Norwegian company 7Sense, to be the UK’s reseller of their smart, wireless temperature & humidity sensor monitoring system and their reliable, waterproof irrigation sensor
Precision farming solution 'Tuberzone' by Soilessentials will predict potato yield and tuber size throughout the season
October 28, 2019
SoilEssentials Ltd will be showcasing 'Tuberzone' their precision farming solutions for potato cultivation at the upcoming BP2019, the potato industry event.
New AVR Puma 4.0 connects machine data with the farmer
October 25, 2019
AVR is introducing its new Puma 4.0 at the upcoming Agritechnica fair. The four-row potato harvester is the successor of the popular Puma 3 and is now fully cloud connected.
Punjab to introduce seed potato tracebility and certification using blockchain technology
July 30, 2019
To protect the interest of the Punjab farmers and uphold the state’s leadership position as the largest potato seed producing state in India, Punjab is planning the certification and traceability of seed potato using blockchain technology as of next year.
Belgian potato supply chain commits to digital data platform WatchITgrow
February 28, 2019
Three Belgian organisations, Boerenbond, Belgapom and VITO are teaming up to strengthen the future of the Belgian potato chain by jointly investing in the online data platform WatchITgrow.
Developing sensors for potato farming
February 05, 2019
Ahmad Al-Mallahi, working at Dalhousie University since October as the McCain Research Chair and assistant professor in the Department of Engineering, is working on sensors and automation to make potato farming smarter.
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