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Cynthia Wilson (Diné), director of Utah Diné Bikéyah Traditional Foods Program, holds potatoes that have grown in Utah for more than 11000 years

11000 year old solution to modern problem: Ancient potato could thrive in changing climate

August 29, 2021
With drought a persistent problem in the Southwest, Hopi/Tewa seed keeper Valerie Nuvayestewa has eagerly joined the effort to bring back an Indigenous superfood that her ancestors cultivated for 11000 years.
The Lingít K'úntsx' variety has been grown by coastal Tlingit for over 200 years

Carcross/Tagish First Nation Harvest Heirloom Potato Crop

September 29, 2020
The smallest potato from the Carcross/Tagish First Nation garden harvest this year was the size of a pea. The spud might be tiny, but its ancestors travelled a long way to get here. The Lingít K'úntsx', or Tlingit potato, has been grown in Alaska for over 200 years.
HZPC Americas grows with new employees

HZPC Americas grows with new employees

September 03, 2019
Over the last two years, HZPC has built a new business development team for the North American market. Led by Mr. Jeff Scramlin, this team focuses efforts in the food service and retail sectors.
Cornell University improves global access to potato breeding material

Cornell University improves global access to potato breeding material

June 11, 2019
Plant breeders and geneticists of Cornell University have released more than 50 potato varieties since 1908. Now they are expanding their efforts to make more wild potato seeds available to potato breeders around the world.
Analyzing the genes of ancient potatoes helps to improve future varieties

Analyzing the genes of ancient potatoes helps to improve future potato varieties

November 01, 2017
Examining the ancestors of the modern, North American cultivated potato has revealed a set of common genes and important genetic pathways that have helped potatoes adapt over thousands of years.
Cinco experiencias exitosas de producción de semilla de papa en los Andes

Cinco experiencias exitosas de producción de semilla de papa en los Andes

February 01, 2017
El rendimiento del cultivo de la papa en los países andinos es bajo y una causa es la degeneración de la semilla. Para solucionar el problema se crearon los sistemas formales de certificación de semillas. Pero su implementación no ha entregado los resultados esperados. Se requieren por tanto cambios en los actuales sistemas de semilla.
Descubren un marcador molecular del calcio en la papa

Descubren un marcador molecular del calcio en la papa

April 01, 2016
Investigadores estadounidenses de la USDA-ARS y la Universidad de Winsconsin-Madison encontraron una papa silvestre con siete veces más calcio que las papas que acostumbramos a ver en los supermercados.
Molecular Marker for high Calcium trait can help breeding better potato varietes

Molecular Marker for high Calcium trait can help breeding better potato varieties

February 24, 2016
Researchers discovered that in a wild variety of potato (Solanum Microdontum) Calcium levels are about seven times higher than in a regular potato. They developed a molecular marker to facilitate the transfer of the high Calcium trait to newly bred potato varieties.
Iniciativa que monitorea biodiversidad de papas nativas publica boletín

Iniciativa que monitorea biodiversidad de papas nativas publica boletín

December 09, 2015
La iniciativa Chirapaq Ñan, lanzada en 2012 con el objetivo de monitorear sistemáticamente la alta diversidad de papas nativas y el estado de conservación de las variedades a lo largo del tiempo y en su ambiente natural (in-situ), acaba de emitir el último número de su boletín.
Estudian variedad de papas suramericanas para conservar su sostenibilidad

Estudian variedad de papas suramericanas para conservar su sostenibilidad

February 15, 2014
El geógrafo Karl Zimmerer, de la Universidad estatal de Pennsylvania, presentó sus conclusiones en un simposio sobre biodiversidad en la agricultura durante la reunión anual de la Asociación Estadounidense para el Avance de la Ciencia (AAAS) realizada en Chicago.

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