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Chinese Scientists clear up further details of the complex regulation of Potato blight resistance
August 23, 2022
In recent work published in the journal Horticulture Research, researchers from Northeast Agricultural University and Huazhong Agricultural University characterized a negative regulator of late blight resistance in potato.
Potato farmers in Rwanda upbeat about new variety
July 26, 2022
Potato farmers have welcomed the government’s on-going trials on the use of agricultural biotechnology in producing a new Irish potato variety resistant to the devastating late blight disease.
Fundamental change in blight strains impacting Irish potato crops
June 19, 2022
There is a major displacement of potato-blight strain populations taking place in Ireland at the present time. Speaking on a recent edition of the Tillage Edge podcast.
South Africa Potato Production Receives Added Protection with New Generation Fungicide of Corteva Agroscience
May 20, 2022
Corteva Agriscience launched Zorvec Encantia, a new fungicide that specifically targets late blight, a detrimental pathogen currently compromising potato growth in South Africa. The solution, based on Zorvec active, is the first member of a novel class of fungicides.
Smartphone app Nuru helps farmers control potato and sweetpotato diseases
April 14, 2022
Free smartphone app Nuru helps African potato farmers to detect late blight (Phytophthora) and early blight (Alternaria) since 2021
Agrico: 'La calidad debe ser buena, pero los rendimientos siguen siendo más importantes'
February 09, 2022
La empresa holandesa Agrico es un actor global en el campo de las variedades de patatas de siembra y de consumo. El desarrollo de variedades innovadoras que se adapten a varios climas y mercados constituye una parte esencial de la empresa.
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
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
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?
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.
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