Four 'resistancy' genes in current commercial potato varieties already defeated by Phytophthora Infestans
July 31, 2019
Recent research at the James Hutton Institute suggests that limited genetic differences in potato lineages has left British and American spuds vulnerable to late blight, the disease that caused the Irish potato famine.
WSU Researchers looking at nature itself for help to defend potatoes against threats
July 23, 2019
WSU plant pathologists Kiwamu Tanaka and Cynthia Gleason are exploring novel approaches to protect the potato crops against nematodes and scab - mobilizing nature itself.
Collaborative discussion between seed potato schemes
July 22, 2019
On 10 May, a meeting was held between AuSPICA, members of the Tasmanian Certified Seed Potato Scheme (known as TasSeed) and invited industry representatives.
Disease resistant potato seeds launched in Dedza
July 09, 2019
In an effort to combat diseases which have been hampering potato yields for the past two years in Dedza, International Potato Centre (CIP) recently handed over disease resistant Irish potato seeds to ten farmers in the district.
The 'Potato of the Future' Climate - Smarter and Healthier
July 08, 2019
The potato of the future will be more drought tolerant and disease resistant, more environmentally sustainable and climate smart, and meet the needs of producers and consumers.
Ongoing research in Idaho targets PVY in search of solutions
July 06, 2019
Ongoing studies at the University of Idaho’s Aberdeen Research & Extension Center seek to help seed potato growers avoid a chronically troublesome disease spread by aphids, called potato virus Y, writes John O’Connell in the Idaho State Journal.
CIP Trustee Elected Head Of Un Agriculture Agency
July 02, 2019
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) announced on 23 June 2019 that Qu Dongyu has been elected its new Director-General.
Potato growers to learn about managing pests and diseases at Potato Industry R&D Forum
June 25, 2019
Australian potato growers keen to learn about the latest research for managing key pests and diseases on potato farms have an opportunity to listen to leading experts at a Potato Industry Research and Development (R&D) Forum in Melbourne this week.
Scientists discover key plant virus-insect virus interaction
June 19, 2019
Aphids and the plant viruses they transmit cause billions of dollars in crop damage around the world every year.
España: La polilla guatemalteca hace estragos en el cultivo de papa en Tenerife, donde hay fincas con pérdidas de hasta el 50%
June 12, 2019
Los agricultores de papas de la isla de Tenerife están barajando la posibilidad de solicitar una ayuda extraordinaria para compensar las pérdidas económicas a las que tendrán que hacer frente por la alta incidencia de polilla guatemalteca.
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