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UK regulations relaxed to allow Mallorcan potato exports

UK regulations relaxed to allow potato import from Mallorca

February 26, 2021
Mallorca has been exporting potatoes to the United Kingdom since 1927 and future exports are now guaranteed because the British Government has agreed to change the regulations and allow Mallorcan potatoes to be sold in the British market.
New resistance genes against late blight were identified in a close relative of the potato, Solanum americanum

Late blight resistance genes identified in potato relative Solanum americanum

February 22, 2021
An international team of researchers has struck an important blow in the ongoing evolutionary arms race with the notorious potato disease late blight (Phytophthora infestans).
Refuerzan vigilancia fitosanitaria para evitar ingreso de la polilla de la papa en Piura, Perú

Refuerzan vigilancia fitosanitaria para evitar ingreso de la polilla de la papa en Piura, Perú

February 15, 2021
El Ministerio de Desarrollo Agrario y Riego, a través del Servicio Nacional de Sanidad Agraria – SENASA, mantiene el monitoreo preventivo de la plaga Tecia solanivora, conocida también como ‘Polilla Guatemalteca’
Bridging the gap between potato growers and scientists

Bridging the gap between potato growers and scientists

February 05, 2021
To ensure the research AHDB funds has the biggest impact and benefit for the potato industry, they work to connect growers with researchers and scientists with initiatives like their Strategic Spot Farms.
La polilla de la patata se extiende por la costa desde parroquias de Carballo y a Laracha

España: La polilla de la patata se extiende por la costa desde parroquias de Carballo y a Laracha

January 25, 2021
La polilla guatemalteca de la patata llegó a finales de noviembre del 2019 a varias parroquias costeras de los municipios de A Laracha y Carballo.
Researchers identified and characterized potato dry rot and potato wilt pathogens in Algeria

Researchers identified and characterized potato dry rot and potato wilt pathogens in Algeria

January 15, 2021
Among the 152 isolates collected from symptomatic potato plants and tubers in different provinces in Algeria, 13 species of Fusarium and Neocosmospora were identified.
Goodbye to potato late blight

Bangladesh imports two blight resistant (GM) potato lines developed at Michigan State University for a field trial

January 10, 2021
Bangladesh is importing two blight resistant (GM) potato lines developed at Michigan State University for a field trial. Success will save 20% yield loss and Tk100C in fungicide cost.
Chemical composition of wild potato relative contributes to its resistance to pathogen

Chemical composition of wild potato relative contributes to its resistance to pathogen

December 29, 2020
In a recent study published in the MPMI journal, scientists from CSU revealed that metabolites from S. chacoense contribute to disease resistance by altering the pathogenic behavior of Pectobacterium brasiliense, rather than inhibiting its growth or killing it.
How Colorado Potato Beetles Beat Pesticides

How Colorado Potato Beetles Beat Pesticides

December 29, 2020
Native to the Rocky Mountains, the Colorado potato beetle has now spread to many parts of the world and quickly overcoming almost every pesticide thrown in its way. A new UVM study sheds light on how these insects become resistant so fast.
Previously unknown variant of potato wart disease discovered in the Netherlands

Previously unknown variant of potato wart disease discovered in the Netherlands

December 22, 2020
According to a report by the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA), an unknown variant of wart disease was discovered in agricultural fields in the municipality of Stadskanaal in the north-east of the country.

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