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Las importaciones estarían afectando la industria de la papa en Colombia
Por tal situación, antes de fin de año, se podrían estar dictando medidas cautelares contra los comercializadores que incurren en ‘dumping’ de producto precocido congelado.
Sunday, December 3, 2017
UMaine receive grant for potato breeding and to improve quality and pest resistance
The USDA-NIFA has awarded a grant totaling $388,000 to the University of Maine to study potato breeding and improve quality and pest resistance in the eastern United States.
El exceso de producción en Francia y España hunde un 30% el precio de la papa en Galicia
Muchos agricultores optan por almacenar la cosecha, que es de gran calidad. Prevén ponerla en el mercado dentro de unos meses cuando su valor vuelva a repuntar
Monday, November 27, 2017
Research into sustainable management practices to increase fertilizer efficiency receives support from the Canadian Government
The government of Canada last week announced a $1.8 million investment in a research project at the University of British Columbia that includes the development of beneficial management practices for increasing the efficiency of fertilizer use in potatoes.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Mintel Announces Five Global Food And Drink Trends For 2018
Mintel, a leading market intelligence agency, identified five key trends set to impact the global food and drink market in 2018.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
J.R. Simplot partners with Iden Biotechnology in a search for genes to enhance nutritional properties of the potato
Iden Biotechnology - a Spanish biotechnology company - and J.R. Simplot Company, a potato processor and developer and marketer of Innate® Potatoes, recently entered into an agreement to explore the potential for nutritional enrichment of the potato.
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Washington Potato Company fined $100,000 for employment status discrimination
A potato processing company in Pasco, Washington has agreed to pay $100,000 to settle a Department of Justice investigation into whether it discriminated against immigrants when it ordered workers to verify their employment authorization in violation of federal law.
Friday, November 17, 2017
Potato researchers gather in Maine to find a solutions for the Blackleg disease
Researchers from all over the world were in Bangor for the '2017 Dickeya and Pectobacterium Summit', organized by the University of Maine Extension.