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Picketa Systems deploys new LENS™ tissue analysis system with CAD 1.4M Seed Round

Picketa Systems deploys new LENS™ potato plant tissue analysis system with CAD 1.4M Seed Round

May 26, 2023
In a critical move towards advancing precision agriculture, AgTech startup Picketa Systems has successfully closed a CAD 1.445M (USD 1.059M) (Seed investment round. The funding will broaden the development and deployment of their real-time plant tissue analysis technology, called LENS™.
Potato field lence

Heat and Drought stress in potatoes: is it possible to prevent damage?

May 24, 2023
Extreme weather events pose a significant challenge to potato cultivation. Heat and drought stress reduces productivity, causes physiological defects in tubers, and damages crops.
Potato Days Türkiye new venue in 2023!

Potato Days Türkiye moves to a new venue in 2023!

May 18, 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.
Potato Harvester at Seasonal harvesting of potatoes from field.

Dutch Potato Farmers Find October 1 Harvest Deadline on Sandy Soils Problematic

May 16, 2023
The government of the Netherlands wants farmers growing potatoes on sandy soil to harvest potatoes by October 1 and grow intermediary plants that catch nitrogen in the soil so nitrates can not leach out and contaminate groundwater.
Big savings in reducing insecticide use.

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

May 04, 2023
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.
Potato plantation in Galicia.

Galicia, España: La sequía amenaza con encarecer aún más la patata

May 02, 2023
La semana 14 del año, la primera de abril, ha dejado una marca histórica en el precio en origen de la patata en España: 0,66 euros el kilo, un 65% más de los 0,4 euros por kilo de la misma referencia en 2022.
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Nico Papworth, commercial manager at Timac Agro UK

Farmers urged to check the efficiency of protected urea fertilisers

April 28, 2023
In light of the new rules in the United Kingdom on the use of inhibited urea, announced on 22 March, farmers are being encouraged to check levels of efficiency when purchasing urea, to maximise their investment when complying to new regulations.
SoilEssential car

SoilEssentials urges farmers to get their soil tested to save on inputs

February 20, 2023
Farmers across Scotland are being urged to have their soils tested and analysed in the face of continuing high input prices and ahead of changes to Scottish agricultural support schemes.
David Newton Timac Agro technical manager

Biostimulants protect crops from climatic stressors

February 04, 2023
Biostimulants can act as an insurance policy for growers this spring, especially as another wave of frosts threatens to knock crops back. So far, winter has been wet and except some sharp frosts, relatively mild – resulting in many autumn sown crops being further forward than usual.
Dr. Bourlaye Fofana oversees plant growth in the Harrington Research Farm greenhouse on PEI.

Selenium: a booster shot for late blight prevention in potatoes

February 02, 2023
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) scientists have discovered that selenium, a micronutrient and anti-oxidant activates genes in potatoes that boosts the plant's immunity and helps in the prevention of late blight.


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