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Potato Cyst Nematodes

Potato Cyst Nematodes

Indian government limits movement of seed potatoes to contain Potato Cyst Nematodes
In an effort to limit the spread of the Potato Cyst Nematode, the government of India has prohibited the movement of seed potatoes from Himachal, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand and Jammu Kashmir to other states
Monday, October 29, 2018
Bill Watts joins AHDB as Knowledge Exchange Manager focused on Potatoes
Bill Watts has joined AHDB as Arable Knowledge Exchange Manager (Potatoes) for the West Midlands, South West and Wales.
Dutch experts help Indonesia deal with potato pests
Potato cultivation in the highlands of Indonesia is plagued by a number of pests, including Potato Cyst Nematodes and Phytophthora infestans. Dutch experts help their Indonesian counterparts to find the right approach for control.
Judge rules Idaho Potato Fields Illegally Quarantined
A federal judge ruled that the United States government illegally quarantined some Idaho potato fields infested with potato cyst nematodes (PCN), a pest that could threaten the state’s $1.2 billion potato industry.
How reliable are Potato Cyst Nematode (PCN) tests?
Although PCN testing of soil for seed potato cultivation is typically strictly regulated, different procedures are in use for the testing of soil for ware potatoes - and which one is used has huge consequences for the reliability.
AHDB PCN Calculator to be improved with new scenarios and more data on the resistance and tolerance of potato varieties
A research project aims to improve the accuracy of the ‘AHDB Potatoes potato cyst nematode (PCN) pallida calculator’ which is currently used as an educational forecasting tool for potato growers in the United Kingdom.
10,000 tonnes of potatoes blocked from entry into Jordan
The Jordan Ministry of Agriculture on Sunday said that a shipment at the Aqaba Port, Jordan, carrying 10,000 tonnes of potatoes allegedly infested with potato cyst nematodes, will not be allowed into the country.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Idaho Potato Breeders aim to develop PCN Resistant Russets
A project underway in Aberdeen, Idaho, aims to develop russet potatoes with resistance to pale cyst nematode, while identifying new molecular markers associated with resistance.