Report: The potato value chain in Morocco
October 16, 2020
The Wageningen Research Foundation (WR), being subsidised by the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality in the context of the Policy Support 'Sustainable agricultural development in a food system approach' published a study on the potato value chain in Morocco.
New research: nitrous oxide emissions 300 times more powerful than CO₂ are jeopardising Earth's future
October 14, 2020
Nitrous oxide emissions (300 times more powerful than CO₂) are jeopardizing Earth's future climate. Agriculture caused almost 70% of global N₂O emissions in the decade to 2016.
Argentina: Yara Presentó un Programa Integral Que Permite Una Mayor Rentabilidad Para El Productor de Papa
October 12, 2020
La empresa noruega Yara lanzó al mercado la solución RicaPapa, que incorpora novedosas herramientas con el propósito de facilitar el acceso de los agricultores a nuevas tecnologías de fertilización.
Harvesting, prices and future plans: the potato situation in the regions of Russia
October 10, 2020
Since the start of autumn, potato producers in the regions of Russia have been facing many challenges, new and old. In the Russian Federation, the average annual volume of potatoes used for food purposes is estimated to be at 13-14 million tons, which makes potato one of the most important crops in Russia. In this article, we present information about the potato situation in various regions of Russia.
McDonald's is seeking boost resilience of its British potato supply chain to environmental degradation and climate impacts
September 28, 2020
Fast food giant McDonald's is working with McCain Foods and Prince's Countryside Trust to help farmers in the United Kingdom improve soil health and boost resilience to climate change and Brexit
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.
Kenya: Government approves high yield potato seeds
February 25, 2020
In Kenya, potatoes are a key staple food, second only to maize. Yet its potato value chain has been underdeveloped for decades also. This has been acknowledged by the Kenyan government.
Esplet aplica en Sa Pobla el primer cultivo de patatas experimental usando ozono
February 24, 2020
5 hectáreas de campo de Sa Pobla sirven para que Esplet experimente por primera vez en España un innovador método para tratar el suelo aplicando ozono en los cultivos de patata, regenerándolos posteriormente para mejorar sus cualidades.
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.
Bayer Velum Prime and Movento manage Nematodes for better yields and plant health in Pacific Northwest
January 23, 2020
With the potential to cause up to 90 percent annual yield loss, nematodes can be a key threat to a potato crop. Nematodes affect potatoes directly by feeding on roots and tubers and indirectly through transmission of diseases.
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