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Pale potato cyst nematodes(Globoder pallida)

Potato Cyst Nematodes discovered in Latvia for the first time

June 13, 2023
A pest never before seen in Latvia – the pale potato cyst nematode (Globoder pallida) has been identified in a Zemgale potato farm.
Potatoes and Pests – Actionable Science Against Nematodes (nicknamed PAPAS)

USDA SCRI funds new research: potatoes and pests – actionable science against nematodes

February 01, 2023
USDA’s Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) recently announced funding (USD 6.8M) for Potatoes and Pests – Actionable Science Against Nematodes (nicknamed PAPAS).
Scottish Agronomy's Eric Anderson reckons PCN resistant varieties are a must for Scotland

PCN and blackleg main topics at Cambridge potato conference

January 21, 2023
Potato industry challenges posed by PCN and blackleg were among the topics discussed at the recent Cambridge University Potato Growers’ Association (CUPGRA) annual conference.
WPC: Teagasc discussed breeding new potato varieties.

WPC: Teagasc discussed breeding new potato varieties

June 06, 2022
Teagasc used its presence at this week’s World Potato Congress (WPC) to network with comparable organisations, in particular those undertaking similar projects regarding breeding new potato varieties.
Destructive potato cyst nematodes meet their match in the banana-fiber paper

Paper made from banana waste prevents potato cyst nematode damage

March 08, 2022
With potato production in East Africa under increasing threat from the invasive and highly destructive potato cyst nematode (PCN) pest, an organic technology developed from banana plant waste material may well be the ultimate rescue.
GBP 2.2 Million new funding to safeguard Scotland's potato and bulb industries (Courtesy: Ulrich Zunke, University of Hamburg,

GBP 2.2 Million new funding to safeguard Scotland's potato industry from Potato Cyst Nematodes (PCN)

August 23, 2021
After the Plant Health Centre led a working Group to identify a clear strategy for dealing with the Potato Cyst Nematode (PCN) crisis, a report was delivered to the Scottish Government.
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Alberta is officially Potato Cyst Nematode-free.

Big win for Alberta potato growers

April 12, 2021
A team effort led to Alberta being declared Potato Cyst Nematode (PCN) free – improving trade prospects for producers.
Prof Ian Toth says a national strategy to tackle the growing threat of Potato Cyst Nematode (PCN) in Scotland is needed.

Scottish Government working group presents plan to combat Potato Cyst Nematodes

March 12, 2021
New research to tackle the growing scourge of Potato Cyst Nematode (PCN) has been identified by a specialist Scottish Government working group.
Martin Socies, Pedro Mateu, Joan Cantallops, Jaume Mateu, Councillor Mae de la Concha, Fernando Fernández, Joan Company & Alexandre Soler presenting the British resolution at the Ministry of Agriculture. (from left to right)

UK regulations relaxed to allow potato import from Mallorca

February 26, 2021
Mallorca has been exporting potatoes to the United Kingdom since 1927 and future exports are now guaranteed because the British Government has agreed to change the regulations and allow Mallorcan potatoes to be sold in the British market.
Dealing with Potato Cyst nematodes in East Africa

Dealing with Potato Cyst nematodes in East Africa

September 10, 2020
Demand for potatoes in eastern Africa has been growing steadily. This growth is driven in part by rising demand from the fast food industry and for processing into high value products such as crisps, chips and starch. Despite an increase of 60% in the area of cultivated land, production has been declining in Rwanda, Kenya and Uganda.


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