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Biochemistry offers path to help reduce huge losses in potato industry

Unraveling the wound-healing process in potatoes

August 26, 2021
Losses in the United States' number one vegetable crop, potatoes, aren't only due to pests or drought, they’re due to damage in the handling and storage of potatoes as well. Understanding the wound-healing process in potatoes may help reduce these losses.
Potato LEAF Awards 2021-22 Scholarship to Thilani Jayakody Outstanding Michigan State Graduate Student Receives Award for Potato Research

Potato LEAF Awards 2021-22 Scholarship to Thilani Jayakody for her Potato Research

August 23, 2021
The Potato Leadership, Education and Advancement Foundation (Potato LEAF) is pleased to announce Thilani Jayakody, as the recipient of its 2021-22 Academic Scholarship.
Many of us remember RNA from high school biology, where we were taught that the RNA molecule reads DNA, then makes proteins to carry out tasks

RNA breakthrough creates crops that can yield 50% more potatoes, rice

July 25, 2021
Manipulating RNA can dramatically increase the yield of potato plants, as well as increasing drought tolerance, announced a group of scientists from the University of Chicago, Peking University and Guizhou University.
Chinese scientists ’reinvent’ potatoes to solve global food crisis

Chinese scientists ’reinvent’ potatoes to solve global food crisis

July 14, 2021
Chinese scientists have 'fixed' hybrid potatoes using genome editing technologies, simplifying the breeding process and allowing multiplication using True Potato Seed (TPS).
US pushes Mexico for approval of GM crops, access to potato market.

US pushes Mexico for approval of GM crops, access to potato market

July 12, 2021
The United States pressured Mexico on Wednesday to allow genetically modified crops into the country and to open up access to U.S.-grown potatoes. Trade talks were held Wednesday in Mexico City.
China produce primera generación de papas híbridas a través de diseño de genoma.

China produce primera generación de papas híbridas a través de diseño de genoma

July 05, 2021
Un equipo de investigación del Instituto de Genómica Agrícola de Shenzhen, dependiente de la Academia China de Ciencias Agrícolas, avanza en un plan de diseño del genoma para papas híbridas.
Agricultores, cooperativas, industriales y semillistas apoyan el uso de las nuevas técnicas genómicas en la patata para adaptarse al cambio climático.

Agricultores, cooperativas, industriales y semillistas apoyan el uso de las nuevas técnicas genómicas en la patata para adaptarse al cambio climático

June 29, 2021
Declaración de Copa-Cogeca, Europatat, Euroseeds y Starch Europe sobre las nuevas técnicas genómicas en el mejoramiento de la patata.
European Commission's positive conclusion on continued use of CRISPR for a competitive and green future.

Swedish Starch industry pleased with European Commission's positive conclusion on the use of CRISPR

May 07, 2021
On 29 April 2021, the European Commission published a study into new genomic techniques and the consequences of the European Court of Justice's July 2018 judgment.
USDA Announces Deregulation Extension of Potato Developed Using Genetic Engineering

USDA Extends Deregulation of Simplot Potato Varieties Developed Using Genetic Engineering

April 29, 2021
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is extending deregulation to J.R. Simplot Company’s (Simplot) potato variety developed using genetic engineering, designated as Snowden Z6 (Z6 potato).
New resistance genes against late blight were identified in a close relative of the potato, Solanum americanum

Late blight resistance genes identified in potato relative Solanum americanum

February 22, 2021
An international team of researchers has struck an important blow in the ongoing evolutionary arms race with the notorious potato disease late blight (Phytophthora infestans).

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