News on Phytophthora
Nigeria harvests first batch of biotech-potatoes
December 20, 2022
Elder Isaiah Buwah is growing potatoes for forty years in the Plateau State, North Central Nigeria. Having seen the impact from late blight first hand, he truly enjoyed the harvest of the first batch of - resistant - biotech potatoes.
Tierras Altas, Panamá: Resultados alentadores en cultivo de papa
December 18, 2022
Tras pruebas en la Estación Experimental del IDIAP en Tierras Altas y fincas de productores colaboradores, hay resultados alentadores en el cultivo de papa.
Local seed potato research promising in Zimbabwe
November 24, 2022
The Zimbabwe Potato Micro-propagation Association (ZPMA) has spearheaded the resuscitation of seed potato production since this stalled around 2008. The current mandate is to substitute imported seed potato.
In the Netherlands, 7 supermarkets sign up for 100% robust potatoes in an organic range
November 19, 2022
In the Netherlands, 31 parties in the table potato chain sign a covenant in which they commit to switch completely to organic robust potato varieties, including 7 supermarkets.
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.