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New Potato Varieties

New Potato Varieties

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.
Saturday, July 7, 2018
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.
Pinto Gold: a new Gourmet Potato Variety released by UMaine
The University of Maine has released a new gourmet potato variety, Pinto Gold.
Proposed Rule to modify local Marketing Order to impact US potato imports
USDA-AMS has proposed a rule to revise the classifications that determine the size requirements for potatoes grown in Idaho and Malheur County, Oregon. The proposal would also apply to all import of long type potatoes.
Potato Cooperative Agrico inaugurates its expanded greenhouse facilities
Potato Cooperative Agrico inaugurated its new greenhouse complex at the Agrico Research breeding station last Friday. This was followed by an Open Day on Saturday April 7 at the research station.
Tanzania Sets Record in Potato Research, to Release Improved Varieties
Tanzania has excelled in experimental trials of high yielding and disease resistant potato varieties under a climate smart agriculture programme aimed to improve food security.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018