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Potato LEAF Awards 2022-23 Scholarship to Paige Hickman

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.
Ecuador: Se reduce la producción de papa en Tungurahua.

Ecuador: Se reduce la producción de papa en Tungurahua

August 02, 2022
La producción de papa de Tungurahua dejó de abastecer a mercados de otras ciudades desde hace tres años de manera definitiva. La paratrioza fue una de las causas para interrumpir el proceso.
Farmers upbeat about new potato variety

Potato farmers in Rwanda upbeat about new variety

July 26, 2022
Potato farmers have welcomed the government’s on-going trials on the use of agricultural biotechnology in producing a new Irish potato variety resistant to the devastating late blight disease.
No potato wart found in 5,000 samples tested by CFIA.

No sign of potato wart in 5,000 Prince Edward Island soil samples tested so far

July 23, 2022
With testing completed on 5,000 Prince Edward Island (PEI) soil samples collected by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency from March to June no potato wart has been found.
Seeding the future: Students gain summer experience working MSU seed potato program.

Students gain experience working in MSU's seed potato program

July 16, 2022
Students in tank tops with sunscreen-dotted noses walked down the rows of a potato field, frequently bending over to pluck leaves for sample boxes headed to the MSU potato lab.
Tenerife, España: La Asociación de Desarrollo Rural Icod de los Trigos-San Juan de la Rambla apoya las movilizaciones en defensa de la papa local.

Tenerife, España: La Asociación de Desarrollo Rural Icod de los Trigos-San Juan de la Rambla apoya las movilizaciones en defensa de la papa local

July 10, 2022
La Asociación de Desarrollo Local Icod de los Trigos- San Juan de la Rambla cree que las reuniones y movilizaciones de los agricultores de la isla son tremendamente necesarias para reivindicar un precio justo de nuestra papa, además de propiciar la autonomía de nuestra gente del campo.
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Fundamental change in blight strains impacting Irish potato crops.

Fundamental change in blight strains impacting Irish potato crops

June 19, 2022
There is a major displacement of potato-blight strain populations taking place in Ireland at the present time. Speaking on a recent edition of the Tillage Edge podcast.
June 23: WSU Potato Field Day offers a look at seed and pest studies, virus-sniffing dog

June 23: WSU Potato Field Day offers a look at seed and pest studies, virus-sniffing dog

June 16, 2022
At their 400-acre Othello research farm, Washington State University scientists study seed quality, new varieties, pests, and growing practices to help Northwest potatoes thrive
Joint industry project in the United Kingdom to tackle wireworm damage

Joint industry project in the United Kingdom to tackle wireworm damage

June 15, 2022
Following an upward trend in wireworm damage in root vegetable and cereal crops throughout the UK, industry leaders have joined forces to co-fund a Fera-led R&D project to find an end-to-end solution
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.

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