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Time to permanently retire fields with potato wart, P.E.I. legislative committee says

Time to permanently retire fields with potato wart, a Prince Edward Island legislative committee says

May 09, 2022
Fields, where potato wart has been found, should be taken permanently out of any type of agricultural production, a P.E.I. legislative committee is recommending.
Turkey: Quarantine is being implemented in 26 provinces due to potato wart disease.

Turkey: Quarantine is being implemented in 26 provinces due to potato wart disease

April 28, 2022
Minister of Agriculture and Forestry of Turkey, Vahit Kirisci responded to questions of Omer Fethi Gürer's, Nigde Deputy on the status in 2022 of the quarantine the was implemented in Turkey due to potato wart disease.
Smartphone app Nuru helps farmers control potato and sweet potato diseases

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
Honduras: Inspeccionan cultivos de papa afectadas por palomillas en Intibucá.

Honduras: Inspeccionan cultivos de papa afectadas por palomillas en Intibucá

April 13, 2022
Técnicos del Servicio Nacional de Sanidad e Inocuidad Agroalimentaria (SENASA) y de la Dirección de Ciencia y Tecnología (DICTA), de la Secretaría de Agricultura y Ganadería (SAG), realizaron visita de campo e inspección en plantaciones de papa.
Third detection of potato wart 'no surprise', say P.E.I. Potato Board and CFIA

Third detection of potato wart 'no surprise', say P.E.I. Potato Board and CFIA

March 14, 2022
The P.E.I. Potato Board said it is 'no surprise' that there has been a third detection of potato wart, this one found in soil samples taken in October 2021.
Paper made from banana waste prevents potato cyst nematode damage

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.
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Ellips highlights the top challenges in potato grading and how to tackle them

Ellips highlights the top challenges in potato grading and how to tackle them

February 24, 2022
Ellips, a manufacturer of optical grader equipment for individual potatoes, highlights the top challenges in potato grading and how to tackle them.
‘Super pest’ Colorado potato beetles have the genetic resources to sidestep our insecticides.

Colorado potato beetles have the genetic resources to sidestep our insecticides

February 21, 2022
The Colorado potato beetle has evolved resistance to more than 50 different kinds of insecticides, making the insect a 'super pest' that wreaks havoc on potatoes around the world.
Proposed potato organisation sets out funding plans

Proposed Great Britain potato organisation sets out funding plans

February 18, 2022
Potato industry leaders in Great Britain who are driving forward proposals for a new representative organization funded by voluntary subscriptions say they have a 'clear mandate' to make plans for the next stage.
Prince Edward Island resumes export of potatoes to Puerto Rico

Prince Edward Island resumes export of potatoes to Puerto Rico

February 13, 2022
The United States has agreed to let imports of Prince Edward Island table stock potatoes to Puerto Rico resume. United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack made the announcement in a news release last week.

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