News on Potato Defects and Diseases
Renaissance BioScience Corp adds Senior Executive Expertise to Push Commercialization of its RNA Production and Oral Delivery Platform Technology
December 03, 2022
Renaissance BioScience Corp., a leader in bioengineering for the global agriculture and food industries, has retained the services of S. Brad Griffith to assist Renaissance in commercializing its RNA production
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.
New bill would allow PEI government to limit what crops can be grown in potato wart index fields
November 18, 2022
The minister of agriculture of Prince Edward Island (PEI), Canada has tabled legislation that would give the provincial government a lead role in trying to prevent the spread of potato wart in the province.
Perú: Capacitan en manejo de plagas y enfermedades en el cultivo de papa
November 01, 2022
Productores de papa de Huánuco, Ambo y Pachitea fueron capacitados en el manejo integrado de plagas, enfermedades en el cultivo de papa y manejo de suelos.
New Antibiotic Solanimycin discovered in a Pathogenic Bacterium in Potatoes (Dickeya solani)
October 24, 2022
The growing threat of antimicrobial resistance has led researchers to search for new compounds everywhere. This week in mBio, a multinational team of researchers in Europe report the discovery of a new antifungal antibiotic named solanimycin.
Texas A&M Potato Breeding Program targets french fry, chipping, fresh markets
September 04, 2022
New potato varieties bred by the Texas A&M Potato Breeding Program could enter the french fry market before long, said Isabel Vales, Ph.D., Texas A&M AgriLife potato breeder in the Department of Horticultural Sciences
Syngenta: How to give your potato crop the strongest possible start
August 24, 2022
As potato growers are working to maximize their yield potential for the 2022 harvest, it's also time to start thinking about maximizing crop potential for the 2023 season.
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 LEAF Awards 2022-23 Scholarship to Paige Hickman
August 14, 2022
The Potato Leadership, Education, and Advancement Foundation (Potato LEAF) awards its 2022-23 Academic Scholarship to Paige Hickman, a Ph.D. student at University of Idaho, studying plant-parasitic nematodes, insect pests, and diseases of potato.