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Belgian retail Chain Colruyt evaluates hyperspectral imaging to detect bruising in unpeeled potatoes

Belgian retail Chain Colruyt evaluates hyperspectral imaging to detect bruising in unpeeled potatoes

June 12, 2021
It's easy to see a bruise on a person. Not so, on a potato. The bruises are under the product's skin and so not easily detected during processing. Science, however, has found a solution that gives the Belgian Colruyt Group a peek under potatoes' skins.
Crop4Sight Releases Innovative Irrigation Scheduling Tool

Crop4Sight adds irrigation scheduling tool to their potato crop toolkit

May 24, 2021
Crop4Sight’s online and mobile digital toolkit is designed to help growers maximise saleable potato yields and was launched as a commercial service in 2020. Crop4Sight now adds a potato irrigation scheduling tool.
Weight loss and compression damage in potato storage

UK: High levels of weight loss and compression damage in potato storage

May 23, 2021
This season AHDB (United Kingdom) is receiving a lot of reports of high levels of softening, dehydration and compression damage from potato store managers.
Colombia: El ICA lidera brigadas fitosanitarias para vigilar la punta morada de la papa en Nariño

Colombia: El Instituto Colombiano Agropecuario lidera brigadas fitosanitarias para vigilar la punta morada de la papa en Nariño

May 05, 2021
Funcionarios de la entidad recolectaron muestras fitopatológicas y entomológicas que son analizadas en Colombia e Italia.
Honduras: Establecen ensayo nacional de 36 clones de papa

Honduras: Establecen ensayo nacional de 36 clones de papa

May 04, 2021
Con la finalidad de encontrar nuevos materiales que se adapten a las zonas paperas de Honduras se establece un ensayo nacional de evaluación de 36 clones de papa.
Blight studies reveal evolution of potato disease in Europe and Asia

Blight studies reveal evolution of potato disease in Europe and Asia

May 03, 2021
Plant scientists at the James Hutton Institute are studying the evolution of late blight in potato by working with industry and research partners to track the distribution and diversity of dominant clones in Europe in 2020
Prince Edward Island Potato Board Launches Podcast: Spudchat

Prince Edward Island Potato Board Launches Podcast: Spudchat

April 27, 2021
The Prince Edward Island Potato Board is excited to share with potato farmers and industry partners the launch of a new podcast, Spudchat.
Big win for Alberta potato growers

Big win for Alberta potato growers

April 12, 2021
A team effort led to Alberta being declared Potato Cyst Nematode (PCN) free – improving trade prospects for producers.
Next Generation varieties in Bangladesh

Next Generation potato varieties in Bangladesh

April 02, 2021
Agrico's Phytophthora-resistant Next Generation varieties Carolus and Alouette are cultivated in Bangladesh. These varieties provide a solid foundation for a sustainable and healthy crop. Because of their natural resistance to Phytophthora, they have increased yield security with the least possible input. This results in an optimum return.
World Potato Congress Webinar: 'Integrated Pest Management in Potato Production'

World Potato Congress Webinar: 'Integrated Pest Management in Potato Production'

March 31, 2021
The World Potato Congress is extremely pleased to present its next webinar on Tuesday, April 6, 2021/Wednesday, April 7, 2021, with Dr. Paul Horne, Entomologist, and owner and Director of IPM Technologies Pty Ltd., Hurstbridge, Victoria, Australia.

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