PEI Potato Board: Alex Docherty re-elected as Chairman of the Board.
December 18, 2015
The Prince Edward Island Potato Board has a new executive as a result of its December 16th Board of Directors meeting.
Crop Wild Relatives May Hold Key to Counteract Effects of Climate Change in Agriculture
December 16, 2015
Scientists believe that wild plant species related to domesticated crops, known as Crop Wild Relatives (CWR), might hold a key to counteract the devastating effects of climate change on the world’s food supply.
UK Potato Industry urged to back Grow Your Own Potatoes education project
December 16, 2015
With reports again highlighting a concerning lack of knowledge amongst young adults and the origin of the food they eat, educating the next generation remains an important focus
FAO Food Price Index resumed fall in November after a spike in October
December 10, 2015
The FAO Food Price Index averaged 156.7 points in November2015, down 2.6 points (1.6 percent) from its revised October average.
Historia de la papa en el mundo
December 09, 2015
Resumen y enlace al texto completo del artículo escrito por J. W. Bentley y publicado (inglés) en el último número de la Revista Latinoamericana de la Papa.
Chile: Buscan tolerancia a heladas en plantas silvestres de papa para crear nuevas variedades
December 07, 2015
Uno de los desafíos de los fitomejoradores de papas, es transferir la capacidad que tienen algunas especies de papas silvestres para aclimatarse a bajas temperaturas y soportar heladas inferiores a -3°C. El artículo narra algunos intentos por transferir este carácter a la papa cultivada vía mejoramiento genético.
Potato Expo 2016 features first Food Truck Chef Competition
December 01, 2015
For the first time, Potato Expo 2016, the largest conference and trade show for the potato industry in North America, will host a food truck chef competition highlighting the broad appeal of potatoes and mobile food trucks.
Stanley Trout joins Idaho Potato Commission as Foodservice Promotions Director for the SouthEast
December 01, 2015
Stanley Trout joins the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) foodservice marketing team as Promotions Director for the Southeast, based in Nashville, TN.
Wisconsin Potato Growers looking to the Future
November 24, 2015
Twenty potato growers from all over the Wisconsin converged on Madison last week for their annual “grill the professors” ritual.
The Digital Potato Farm
November 24, 2015
Precision agriculture is already the norm for many arable farms. New methods for collecting important cultivation data are currently being developed. Does this require future growers to become ICT experts?