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New Potato Varieties

New Potato Varieties

Complex potato genome further unveiled
Scientists from Solynta and Wageningen University & Research (WUR) have published the most complete genome sequence for potatoes to date. A unique aspect is that both sequence and plant material are made available for research.
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Eleven new potato varieties approved for commercial cultivation in Pakistan.
The Variety Evaluation Committee (VEC) of Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC) has recommended 11 new potato varieties for commercial cultivation in Pakistan.
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
New potato variety Lea is suitable for both conventional and organic farming
The Solana Group's stand at last year's Potato Europe at Gut Bockerode, Germany, Breeder and seed supplier Solana GmbH & Co. will use the upcoming potato fairs to introduce a total of three new table potatoes.
New Canadian potato variety named after Alliston, spud capital of Ontario
In mid-July, a new variety of potato named Alliston was officially registered with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, making it the first tater in history to take its name from the potato capital of Ontario.
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Cavendish Farms to open Potato Research Centre in Prince Edward Island
Canadian potato processing company Cavendish Farms, a subsidiary of J.D. Irving, announced last week that it will build a new potato research and plant breeding centre in New Annan, Prince Edward Island.
Four 'resistancy' genes in current commercial potato varieties already defeated by Phytophthora Infestans
Recent research at the James Hutton Institute suggests that limited genetic differences in potato lineages has left British and American spuds vulnerable to late blight, the disease that caused the Irish potato famine.
En ocho años el salto de calidad dado por el cultivador de patata es espectacular
De la mano del Director de Operaciones de Patatas Meléndez, Juan Manuel Coello, AgroNews ha visitado una de las parcelas en las que Santiago Domínguez, uno de los agricultores de referencia para el sector ha iniciado los arranques.
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Ayrshire potatoes granted EU protected status
Ayrshire potatoes have been granted special status under EU rules to protect them from imitation.