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.
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.
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.
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'
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.
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