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Potato Cultivation

Potato Cultivation

A tractor and plow turning sod in a field in Huntley prior to conditions turning wet. Conditions are putting planting season behind schedule. (Courtesy: Eric McCarthy | Journal Pioneer)
Soggy weather already setting Prince Edward Island potato crop behind. Farmers are hoping to avoid a repeat of the 2018 season.
Eric Delimbeuf en MedFEL 2018 (Cortesía; FreshPlaza)
The company La Rebelle specializes in the early potato of the island of Ré, which is harvested from April to August.
Over 200,000 farmers grow potatoes in Cameroon, mostly smallholders and very predominately women.
Potato production in Cameroon is dominated by the west and northwest regions, data from GIZ’s Green Innovation Centers for the Agriculture and Food Sector project (GIZ-Procisa) showed.
Massimo Cristiani (Courtesy: FreshPlaza)
The Emilia Romagna potato segment is finally working as a system as Consorzio Patata Italiana di Qualità l'Op regionale Agripat and Consorzio Patata di Bologna Dop organised a collective stand at Macfrut.
Many European countries, not only the Netherlands, are running out of table potatoes. (Courtesy: FreshPlaza)
Wim van der Ree, the Director at Nedato, a Dutch potato cooperative, about early switch to import potatoes, after he visited his Spanish suppliers last week...
Potatoes now worth one billion dollars to New Zealand economy
The Latest Potatoes New Zealand Industry Volumes & Values
At this time, with the transition from potatoes for storage to new potatoes, the sector's prospects are optimal.  (Courtesy: FreshPlaza)
At this time, with the transition from potatoes for storage to new potatoes, the sector's prospects are optimal.
A team of biochemists at FAU led by Prof. Dr. Uwe Sonnewald have discovered why potato plants form significantly lower numbers of tubers or sometimes none at all at higher temperatures. The authors of the study from FAU (from left): PD Dr. Sophia Sonnewald, Günter Lehretz, Dr. José María Corral García and Prof. Dr. Uwe Sonnewald. (Courtesy: FAU / Rabih Mehdi)
If there’s one thing potato plants don’t like, it’s heat. If the temperature is too high, potato plants form significantly lower numbers of tubers or sometimes none at all. Biochemists at FAU have now discovered the reason why.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019