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New Mexican potato variety Citlali shows resistance to late blight and zebra chip disease
In Mexico, researchers of the National Forestry, Agriculture, and Livestock Research Institute (INIFAP), part of the Mexican Ministry of agriculture (SAGARPA), have developed a new potato variety, Citlali, with improved tolerance to diseases.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Computer models provide new insights for sustainable control of potato late blight
Wageningen University & Research uses computer models to develop sustainable management strategies in the control of potato late blight, caused by Phytophthora infestans.
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
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
Idaho potato crop on track despite early cool weather
Idaho potato fields looked good as of early July as plants closed in over rows, signaling the tubers are preparing to grow strongly amid the hot-day, cool-night march toward harvest.
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.
Late blight look-alike spotted in potatoes in the Southern United States
Jean Ristaino, a professor at North Carolina State University with emphasis in research on Phytophthora infestans, reported on a late blight look-alike from tomato and potato in North Carolina.
World Potato Congress highlights scientific advances
Tubers were the talk of the town in Cusco, Peru during the week of May 27, when the 10th World Potato Congress (WPC) and the 28th Congress of the Latin American Potato Association (ALAP) were held together for the first time.
Idaho Growers Benefit from Improved Spore Sampling
Potato growers in Idaho will now have the opportunity to learn about the presence of damaging fungal pathogens much earlier, thanks to the efforts of research staff at the University of Idaho. The research team, led by James Woodhall, has placed 14 spore samplers in potato fields across the Snake River Valley.