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Why a new potato variety could be a game-changer for farmers in East Africa

Why a new potato variety could be a game-changer for farmers in East Africa

December 17, 2020
Imagine being a potato farmer in Ethiopia, Kenya, or Nigeria. On a small piece of land, which you depend on for food and income, you have spent months planting, weeding, and watering.
Close-up of late blight infected potato leaves collected in Indonesia

Researchers map late blight strains in potato on Java, Indonesia

December 15, 2020
A new study published in Plant Pathology identifies for the first time the genotypes of P. infestans, causing late blight in the main potato-growing regions in Java, Indonesia.
Presence of Potato wart (Synchytrium endobioticum) confirmed in Prince Edward Island

Presence of Potato wart (Synchytrium endobioticum) confirmed in Prince Edward Island

December 01, 2020
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has recently confirmed the presence of potato wart in two fields on a farm in Prince Edward Island (PEI). Potato wart is a regulated quarantine pest in Canada.
Se levanta el veto a la plantación de patata en la práctica totalidad de Asturias

Se levanta el veto a la plantación de patata en la práctica totalidad de Asturias

November 30, 2020
El Principado anulará en 2021 la prohibición de cultivar patata en todo el territorio, excepto en San Tirso de Abres y Vegadeo.
Nueve concellos de Galicia podrán volver a plantar patatas

Nueve concellos de Galicia podrán volver a plantar patatas tras dos años sin couza guatemalteca

November 23, 2020
Son: Cariño, Ortigueira, Neda, Lourenzá, A Pastoriza, Riotorto, A Pontenova, Ribadeo y O Valadouro, ahora zona tampón
UK Potato Storage: regular checks vital this season for reducing risks

UK Potato Storage: regular checks vital this season for reducing risks

November 22, 2020
The continued wet weather in late October/early November in the United Kingdom has extended the harvesting season beyond eight weeks for some, which is clearly not good news where stores have been part-filled and cooling systems unable to function correctly.
Wildflowers could control aphid-borne viruses in potatoes

Wildflowers could control aphid-borne viruses in potatoes

November 17, 2020
Sowing wildflowers into potato crops could reduce aphid-carried viruses and offer an alternative to declining access to insecticides for growers.
World Potato Congress Inc. Webinar: 'Above and Below Ground: Diseases threatening sustainable potato production'

World Potato Congress Inc. Webinar: 'Above and Below Ground: Diseases threatening sustainable potato production'

October 21, 2020
The World Potato Congress is pleased to be beginning its Fall webinar series on November 12, 2020, with Professor Jacquie van der Waals from the University of Pretoria, South Africa.
Harvesting, prices and future plans: the potato situation in the regions of Russia

The 2020 potato harvest in the various regions of Russia

October 10, 2020
Since the start of autumn, potato producers in the regions of Russia have been facing many challenges, new and old. In the Russian Federation, the average annual volume of potatoes used for food purposes is estimated to be at 13-14 million tons, which makes potato one of the most important crops in Russia. In this article, we present information about the potato situation in various regions of Russia.
Rick Peters, vegetable pathologist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in Charlottetown, says scab is increasing on P.E.I. because of changing weather patterns. (Kirk Pennell/CBC)

Canadian Scientists Look for Ways to Grow Scab-Resistant Potato

October 06, 2020
Two research scientists on P.E.I. have spent their summer trying to grow a better potato, more resistant to scab and greening, which are both costly problems for potato growers.

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