Important Potato Diseases and Tips to Manage them in Storage
September 18, 2020
A key requirement for a longtime potato storage is that the storage conditions match the needs and end use of the crop. These requirements of can be assessed before harvest by doing several test digs which allow to determine the distribution and level of tuber infection.
Low-tech tool helps fight potato late blight
June 29, 2020
The International Potato Center (CIP), in partnership with research and development institutions in Ecuador and Peru, has developed a low-tech tool to help farmers optimize fungicide's use.
West-Bengal potato farmers make a killing as weather turns bad
March 13, 2020
As weather in West-Bengal, India turns unfavourable, output falls sharply and potato prices shoot up.
PEI Potato Farms Using New Decision Support Tools to Improve Use of Crop Protectants
February 14, 2020
A growing number of Prince Edward Island potato farms are taking advantage of new technology to improve their use of crop protectants, including fungicides used to prevent late blight.
Chile: Mantienen Alerta Roja por tizón tardío que afecta cultivos de papas en provincia de Osorno
February 03, 2020
Se mantiene la Alerta Roja en algunos sectores de la provincia de Osorno, Chile, debido a la presencia de tizón tardío que afecta a cultivos de papas. Por esto, agricultores de la zona y desde la Unión Comunal de Juntas de Vecinos Rurales acusan poca ...
Gowan acquires late blight, rhizoctonia protection agents from Bayer
January 17, 2020
Gowan Crop Protection Limited, an affiliate of Gowan Co. LLC., has entered into agreements with Bayer AG to acquire rights to the active ingredients fenamidone and pencycuron.
Phytophthora infestans, causing late blight in potatoes, has a virus accomplice
November 08, 2019
A research team has identified a virus infecting Phytophthora infestans, the pathogen causing late blight in potatoes and tomatoes, that appears to increase the pathogen's ability to cause the disease.
Germicopa: 'Give us yellow-flesh French-fry varieties with broad nematode resistance.'
October 29, 2019
Harry van de Vijver, Germicopa, Quimper (F): 'Give us yellow-fleshed French-fry varieties with broad nematode resistance.'
Caithness Potatoes Nederland: 'New French-fry varieties must excel in at least one characteristic, but in fact have two good ones.
October 28, 2019
Jan-Eric Geersing, Caithness Potatoes Nederland, Emmeloord: 'New French-fry varieties must excel in at least one characteristic, but in fact have two good ones.
Researchers using advanced imaging to detect blight in potatoes
October 14, 2019
Researchers in the WARF Accelerator program are using advanced imaging technology to detect late blight in potatoes, which famously led to the Irish potato famine in the mid-nineteenth century.
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