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On the path to stress-tolerant potatoes
May 15, 2022
How do different potatoes respond to heat, drought, and waterlogging stresses? EU-backed scientists are investigating the changes that make potatoes resilient or susceptible.
RNA interference-based biopesticides market research report published
April 29, 2022
Edison Investment Research, a London-based investment research and advisory company releases a report on RNA interference-based biopesticides: Feeding the World: Biological Products for Sustainable Crop Protection
World Potato Congress 2022: The Changing World of the Potato
April 25, 2022
The Congress Programme Committee, is delighted to announce that the Congress Programme is now available to view online.
New Opportunities for Potato Farmers in Uganda, as Factory Opens in Kabale
April 25, 2022
Potato farmers in Kabale District, Uganda are elated following the commissioning of Muhingi Products Factory which is hoped to create added value addition for both sweet potato and Irish potato produce.
United Potato Growers of Canada Hires New General Manager
April 14, 2022
United Potato Growers of Canada has hired a new General Manager, Victoria Stamper, of Mascouche, Quebec, a community just north of Montreal. Victoria will join United in this senior role, effective Monday, April 25th.
Northwestern European Potato Growers (NEPG) have a new chairman: Geoffroy d’Evry replaces Jaap Botma
April 02, 2022
After 20 months of service as the first elected chairman of the NEPG, the Dutchman Jaap Botma from Friesland stopped as scheduled. Jaap was an arable farmer (seed potatoes, sugar beets, onions, cereals, …) for 28 years.
SNAC International Elects New Officers & Directors
March 30, 2022
SNAC International President and CEO, Elizabeth Avery, recently announced the election of new Board officers and directors.
Dr. Oscar Ortiz named Director General ad interim of the International Potato Center
March 29, 2022
Following the untimely passing of Dr. Barbara Wells on 16 February last, the Board of Trustees of the International Potato Center (CIP) has appointed Dr. Oscar Ortiz as Director-General ad interim.
USDA appoints new board members for Potatoes USA
March 05, 2022
The United States Department of Agriculture appointed 33 new or returning members to serve three-year terms on the National Potato Promotion Board, Dba Potatoes USA. The new members will be sworn in at the organization’s Annual Meeting in March.
US Potato Growers Select 2022 National Potato Council Leaders
March 02, 2022
The National Potato Council’s (NPC) 2022 Washington Summit, Jared Balcom of Pasco, Washington, was elected to serve as NPC’s 2022 President and head the grower-led organization’s Executive Committee.