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Potato Defects and Diseases

Online tool to detect blackleg disease in potato using DNA testing has widespread application
Scientists have developed a user-friendly online tool called Uniqprimer, which quickly and automatically designs species-specific DNA tags (also known as primers) for detecting pathogens such as Dickeya dianthicola using DNA testing.
La polilla de la patata se extiende ya a tres parroquias Españolas: de Carballo y A Laracha
La Consellería de Medio Rural anunció ayer la próxima publicación en el Diario Oficial de Galicia de la declaración por la que las parroquias de Lendo y Caión, en A Laracha, y Noicela, en Carballo.
Monday, December 2, 2019
Extreme weather hits potato processors in the UK for the second year in a row
Potato processors in the United Kingdom and their growers express again extreme concern about the potato supply, due to wet weather and potato varieties grown for processing in particular affected.
Phytophthora infestans, causing late blight in potatoes, has a virus accomplice
A research team has identified a virus infecting Phytophthora infestans, the pathogen causing late blight in potatoes and tomatoes, that appears to increase the pathogen's ability to cause the disease.
Germicopa: 'Give us yellow-flesh French-fry varieties with broad nematode resistance.'
Harry van de Vijver, Germicopa, Quimper (F): 'Give us yellow-fleshed French-fry varieties with broad nematode resistance.'
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
The Potato Company: 'What you want to find in the end is a practical potato with a simple user manual.'
Jos Bus, The Potato Company, Emmeloord: 'What you want to find in the end is a practical potato with a simple user manual.'
Caithness Potatoes Nederland: 'New French-fry varieties must excel in at least one characteristic, but in fact have two good ones.
Jan-Eric Geersing, Caithness Potatoes Nederland, Emmeloord: 'New French-fry varieties must excel in at least one characteristic, but in fact have two good ones.
Europlant Holland: 'We perceive a demand for robust, stress-resistant varieties with nematode resistance.'
Jörg Renatus, Europlant Holland, Heerenveen: 'We perceive a demand for robust, stress-resistant varieties with nematode resistance.'