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Liam Glennon, Chairperson of the Local Organising Committee, Irish Potato Federation.

World Potato Congress Webinar - 'Introducing the World Potato Congress in Ireland' presented by Liam Glennon

January 04, 2022
In preparation for the World Potato Congress being held from May 30 to June 2, 2022 in Dublin, Ireland, Liam Glennon, Chairperson of the Local Organising Committee, Irish Potato Federation.
The Crop Trust and CIP Announce New Disease-Proof Potato.

The Crop Trust and CIP Announce New Disease-Proof Potato

December 01, 2021
The Crop Trust and the International Potato Center (CIP) are announcing the release of a new disease-resistant potato called CIP-Matilde.
Agrico presents new potato varieties during Meet and Greet event

Agrico presents new potato varieties during Meet and Greet event

November 08, 2021
Agrico presented two new varieties during an intimate Meet and Greet at its breeding and research farm, Agrico Research in Bant.
Fighting late blight: what does it take to bring a resistant potato variety to market?

Fighting late blight: what does it take to bring a resistant potato variety to market?

October 27, 2021
Seed breeders work closely with potato growers to develop desirable agronomic traits, and with the wider supply chain for those crucial characteristics such as dry matter distribution, sugar formation, and storability.
Waitrose Signs Up To the Robust Potato Pledge for Organic Potatoes

Waitrose Signs Up To the Robust Potato Pledge for Organic Potatoes

October 19, 2021
Waitrose and Partners is set to be the first major retailer to sign up to The UK Robust Potato Pledge, which will see the group move away from the use of copper-based fungicides on organic fresh potatoes in order to combat late blight Phytophthora.
CIP technicians harvest Matilde potatoes

The Future of Food is Wild: The story behind the CIP-Matilde potato variety

October 14, 2021
Climate change is making it harder for farmers to grow enough food to feed their families. A new potato variety called CIP-Matilde, developed by the International Potato Center (CIP) with support from the Crop Trust.
North-western European Potato Growers: Wet summer causes quality issues. Higher production costs and good export of processed potatoes!

North-western European Potato Growers: Wet summer causes quality issues.

September 20, 2021
North-western Europe will have had one of its most humid summers in the last decades! In some areas in Belgium and Western Germany, rainfall at mid-July was an absolute historic high.
Identification of Elite Potato Clones with Resistance to Late Blight Through Participatory Varietal Selection in Peru

Identification of Elite Potato Clones with Resistance to Late Blight Through Participatory Varietal Selection in Peru

August 26, 2021
Potato is the most important crop in Peru and late blight is the main disease affecting the crop. However, new varieties that are resistant to late blight often lack other traits that farmers and consumers prefer.
Ghent scientists develop vaccine against potato blight

Ghent scientists develop vaccine against potato blight

August 19, 2021
Scientists at the university of Ghent have developed a vaccine to combat potato blight, one of the most common diseases in potatoes.
IIT Mandi Shows The Way To Detect Disease In Potato Crops Using The Photograph Of Its Leaves

Indian Institute presents a Model To Detect Late Blight In Potato Crops Using a Photograph Of Its Leaves

July 21, 2021
Scientists from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi, have developed a computational model for automated disease detection in potato crops using photographs of its leaves.

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