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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).
Argentina: Sector productivo en contra de la aprobación de la papa transgénica 'Spunta Ticar'

Argentina: Sector productivo en contra de la aprobación de la papa transgénica 'Spunta Ticar'

January 18, 2021
El primer transgénico nacional aprobado para consumo humano directo finalmente fue aprobado, a pesar de la oposición de toda la cadena vinculada al cultivo.
Goodbye to potato late blight

Bangladesh imports two blight resistant (GM) potato lines developed at Michigan State University for a field trial

January 10, 2021
Bangladesh is importing two blight resistant (GM) potato lines developed at Michigan State University for a field trial. Success will save 20% yield loss and Tk100C in fungicide cost.
Why a new potato variety could be a game-changer for farmers in East Africa

Why a new potato variety could be a game-changer for farmers in East Africa

December 17, 2020
Imagine being a potato farmer in Ethiopia, Kenya, or Nigeria. On a small piece of land, which you depend on for food and income, you have spent months planting, weeding, and watering.
Close-up of late blight infected potato leaves collected in Indonesia

Researchers map late blight strains in potato on Java, Indonesia

December 15, 2020
A new study published in Plant Pathology identifies for the first time the genotypes of P. infestans, causing late blight in the main potato-growing regions in Java, Indonesia.
El Perú tiene más de tres mil variedades de papa, una riqueza a preservar.

Se prolonga la Polémica Moratoria al ingreso de cultivos transgénicos al Perú hasta el 2035

November 02, 2020
La semana pasada se prolongó la moratoria al ingreso de cultivos transgénicos al Perú hasta el 2035. El tema suscita el debate a favor y en contra desde hace nueve años, cuando se estableció una primera moratoria que vencía el 2021.
All Hail the Rise of the Climate - Smart Potato

Potato Potential - in all climates

September 08, 2020
The potential of the potato has only just begun to be realized. Some 368 million metric tons of potatoes were harvested globally in 2019, as people from Vietnam to Kenya, the Peruvian Andes to Rwanda produced a wide variety of the root vegetable, helping feed an estimated 1.3 billion people who rely on them as a staple food.
From 'ridge' to 'bed' – the next step in HZPC potato innovation

From 'ridge' to 'bed' – the next step in HZPC potato innovation

June 25, 2020
Increasing food security in areas that are hard to access. This is one of the ideas behind an important potato innovation by HZPC: hybrid potato breeding.
Wageningen University & Research (WUR) studies wild potatoes for new pest-free potato varieties

Wageningen University & Research (WUR) studies wild potatoes for new pest-free potato varieties

May 14, 2020
Wageningen University & Research (WUR) is to study wild potato varieties for resistance to a wide range of potato-diseases and plagues. This broad approach should yield breeding material that can be used to develop disease-free potato varieties.
Biodiversidad genética: 223 variedades de papas nativas en MIL Centro

Biodiversidad genética: 223 variedades de papas nativas en MIL Centro

March 09, 2020
Uno de los primeros intercambios entre la población andina y la tierra, fue a través de la papa. Los primeros indicios de su cultivo datan los 8000 años de antigüedad. Desde entonces, generaciones de agricultores han domesticado miles de variedades.

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