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New Potato Varieties

New Potato Varieties

Tanzania, Netherlands sign potato deal
The permanent secretary in the ministry of Agriculture, Mr Mathew Mtigumwe, and the Dutch Ambassador to Tanzania, Mr Jeroen Verheul, signed the document on behalf of the two governments.
Range of potato experiments underway at Maine Research Farm (Aroostook)
Farmers, researchers and members of the public gathered at the University of Maine’s Aroostook Research Farm in Presque Isle last Wednesday to learn about the latest in potato research.
Argentina libera papa que evita pérdidas productivas del 70%
La Resolución 65/2018 del Ministerio de Agroindustria autoriza la comercialización de una papa libre de virus PVY, desarrollada por el CONICET, que ahorra costos a los productores y optimiza la calidad del producto que llega al consumidor.
Potato Processing company J.R. Simplot acquires license for CRISPR-CAS9 gene editing technology
J.R. Simplot has acquired a license for CRISPR-Cas9 and related gene editing tools. This provides Simplot with another avenue to add desirable traits to fruits and vegetables, including potatoes.
ARS scientists streamline process to introduce multiple genes - as is required to make potatoes resistant to late blight
Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists in Albany, California, have found a way to streamline the process that scientists use to insert multiple genes into a crop plant. Simplot is planning to use it to introduce multiple genes into potatoes to make them resistant to late blight
Texas A&M potato breeding trials offer Reds, Russets, Babies and Bakers
Earlier this month Texas A&M held its annual Potato Field Day where it presented a range of new potato varieties.
Potato Farmers in Uganda are waiting for new GM 'Victoria'
Victoria - a popular local potato variety in Uganda - is extremely susceptible to potato Late Blight disease, but a resistant GM version of this variety has been developed. With testing almost complete, it is up to the government biosafety regulatory authorities in Uganda.
Hybrid potatoes from botanical seeds: an opportunity or a threat?
Typically, potatoes are multiplied by replanting a small potato tuber from last season, causing it to grow a new potato plant. Recently a new method of multiplication is making headlines: true potato seed (TPS) from hybrid potatoes.