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Researchers Identify Gene for Self-Compatibility in Potato

Researchers Identify Gene for Self-Compatibility in Potato

July 06, 2021
New discovery will lead to faster and more focused potato breeding
Wageningen scientists discover how the potato blight pathogen penetrates the plant

Wageningen scientists discover how the potato blight pathogen penetrates the plant

July 04, 2021
Wageningen University & Research experts in plant pathology, cell biology and physics have found an answer to the question of how members of the Phytophthora genus mechanically gain entry through the protective layer on the leaves of crops.
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.
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.

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