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New type of zebra chip disease discovered in potato fields of Oregon
ARS Researchers studied potato tubers from the Klamath Basin in Oregon infected with the causal bacteria of zebra chip disease. They confirmed the presence of the pathogen but did not identify the sample as one of the six known varieties (haplotypes).
Bad seed potato imports hit Kenyan farmers ahead of the rainy season
Kenyan farmers are facing a shortage of certified seed potatoes following the rejection of 78 percent of the planting materials that had been imported last year.
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
East Idaho Potato growers barely break even, according to University of Idaho report.
Idaho potato farmers are getting paid about the same amount for their spuds as they're investing in raising them, according to a University of Idaho Extension agricultural economist's report, presented during the Idaho Potato Conference.
Desarrollan tratamiento efectivo contra la polilla de la papa
Los productores colombianos tendrán una nueva opción para combatir la enfermedad más importante que afecta a este cultivo: la polilla guatemalteca (Tecia solanivora)
Saturday, January 19, 2019
Cómo Colombia evita el ingreso de la punta morada de la papa
A finales del año pasado, Ecuador reportó la presencia de la enfermedad, por lo cual el Instituto Colombiano Agropecuario (ICA) emitió una alerta temprana fitosanitaria y está tomando medidas de prevención.
Thursday, January 10, 2019
Argentina: La papa resistente al PVY lista para salir al mercado
El evento transgénico, desarrollado por investigadores del CONICET y la empresa Tecnoplant, ya obtuvo todos permisos necesarios para su comercialización en el pais.
Thursday, January 10, 2019
La UE dice que Galicia está a punto de erradicar plaga
Un informe de inspección asegura que las medidas adoptadas contra la polilla guatemalteca han dado resultado.
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Argentina: First PVY resistant potato will go on sale next year
After 20 years of biotechnological research, the first GM potato that is resistant to the PVY virus will go on sale next year in Argentina