Cornell University improves global access to potato breeding material
June 11, 2019
Plant breeders and geneticists of Cornell University have released more than 50 potato varieties since 1908. Now they are expanding their efforts to make more wild potato seeds available to potato breeders around the world.
Potato Farmers Bangladesh suffer as a result of the huge surplus this year
May 31, 2019
This year, the potato harvest in Bangladesh was about 150% of what the domestic need is. As a result prices have crashed and despite the high yields, farmers suffer as the can not sell their product.
Luc Deroulers, de Eurocelp, presenta una innovación en el sector de la patata
May 29, 2019
After several years of research, the team of Eurocelp has developed an algorithm capable of continuously detecting potato diseases.
Congress 2019 The timeless potato: A dynamic and innovative food. (Courtesy: Europatat)
May 13, 2019
The Europatat 2019 Congress, co-organised by the Norwegian Association of Fruit and Vegetable Wholesalers (NFGF) and Europatat, will take place in Oslo (Norway) from 12 to 14 June 2019. Under the slogan 'The timeless potato: A dynamic and innovative food'
Potato Cyst Nematode (PCN)-infested roots under high magnification. Cysts, the bodies of female nematodes containing nematode eggs, are initially yellow and darken with age.
May 13, 2019
Potato cyst nematodes (PCN) are quarantine soilborne pests that damage potatoes around the world, stunting plants and reducing yields.
The potato late blight pathogen. (Courtesy: Jens Gronbech Hasen / EuroBlight)
May 07, 2019
EuroBlight is continuously examining the ongoing evolution of the European population of the potato late blight pathogen and now reports on the 2018 results. Approximately 1000 samples were genotyped from 22 countries.
Dr. Chad Hutchinson Director of Research at TriEst Ag Group, Inc. Exposition in Potato Expo 2018 (Courtesy: Plant Management Network)
April 30, 2019
In his presentation at the the 2018 Potato Expo, Dr. Chad Hutchinson discusses the benefits of using Chloropicrin in potato production. Chloropicrin increases production efficiency, profit potential for potato growers, and it also improves soil health.
New type of zebra chip disease discovered in potato fields of Oregon
April 20, 2019
ARS Researchers studied potato tubers from the Klamath Basin in Oregon infected with the causal bacteria of zebra chip disease. They confirmed the presence of the pathogen but did not identify the sample as one of the six known varieties (haplotypes).
Bad seed potato imports hit Kenyan farmers ahead of the rainy season
March 26, 2019
Kenyan farmers are facing a shortage of certified seed potatoes following the rejection of 78 percent of the planting materials that had been imported last year.
East Idaho Potato growers barely break even, according to University of Idaho report.
January 29, 2019
Idaho potato farmers are getting paid about the same amount for their spuds as they're investing in raising them, according to a University of Idaho Extension agricultural economist's report, presented during the Idaho Potato Conference.
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