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.
Desarrollan tratamiento efectivo contra la polilla de la papa
January 19, 2019
Los productores colombianos tendrán una nueva opción para combatir la enfermedad más importante que afecta a este cultivo: la polilla guatemalteca (Tecia solanivora)
Argentina: La papa resistente al PVY lista para salir al mercado
January 10, 2019
El evento transgénico, desarrollado por investigadores del CONICET y la empresa Tecnoplant, ya obtuvo todos permisos necesarios para su comercialización en el pais.
Cómo Colombia evita el ingreso de la punta morada de la papa
January 10, 2019
A finales del año pasado, Ecuador reportó la presencia de la enfermedad, por lo cual el Instituto Colombiano Agropecuario (ICA) emitió una alerta temprana fitosanitaria y está tomando medidas de prevención.
La UE dice que Galicia está a punto de erradicar plaga
January 08, 2019
Un informe de inspección asegura que las medidas adoptadas contra la polilla guatemalteca han dado resultado.
All Australian markets reopened for WA seed and ware potatoes as surveillance shows potato psyllids not infected
December 21, 2018
The government of Western Australia has announced that it has succeeded in regaining market access for Western Australian potatoes in all of Australia, following the detection of tomato potato psyllid in February 2017.
Argentina: First PVY resistant potato will go on sale next year
December 21, 2018
After 20 years of biotechnological research, the first GM potato that is resistant to the PVY virus will go on sale next year in Argentina
Bolivia: Reaparece plaga que acaba un cultivo de papa en 2 días
December 18, 2018
La enfermedad se viene detectando en Cochabamba, donde hay ya 50 hectáreas de plantaciones afectadas. Al menos 39.000 toneladas de papa están en peligro. El daño es, especialmente, en las hojas y raíces.
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