New potato variety Lea is suitable for both conventional and organic farming
August 26, 2019
The Solana Group's stand at last year's Potato Europe at Gut Bockerode, Germany, Breeder and seed supplier Solana GmbH & Co. will use the upcoming potato fairs to introduce a total of three new table potatoes.
Potato mop-top virus response closes out
August 16, 2019
A joint Biosecurity New Zealand and Potatoes New Zealand response to the crop disease potato mop-top virus (PMTV) is being closed out, with industry taking the lead on long-term management.
Late blight detected in central Wisconsin, southern Washington
August 13, 2019
Late blight has been confirmed in a potato field in central Wisconsin.
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.
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