Investigadores analizan la situación de la marchitez bacteriana
October 12, 2018
Ocurrió en la ciudad chilena de Paillaco, durante un seminario organizado por el Ministerio de Agricultura y el INIA. El objetivo fue el de estudiar la situación actual de la enfermedad, su riesgo y el manejo preventivo.
First time detection of Potato Mop-Top Virus (MPTV) in New Zealand
September 23, 2018
Biosecurity New Zealand is working with Potatoes New Zealand to respond to a detection of Potato mop-top virus (PMTV) in potato tubers in Canterbury. Though common around the world, it is the first time the virus has been found in New Zealand.
Fate North Carolina Sweet Potato Crop after Florence still a question mark
September 23, 2018
The problem for North Carolina’s sweet potato farmers is knowing whether the drenching rains unleashed by hurricane Florence will have the same effect as being inundated by a flooded pond or creek. Some sweet potato fields received as much as 30 inches.
New Mexican potato variety Citlali shows resistance to late blight and zebra chip disease
September 19, 2018
In Mexico, researchers of the National Forestry, Agriculture, and Livestock Research Institute (INIFAP), part of the Mexican Ministry of agriculture (SAGARPA), have developed a new potato variety, Citlali, with improved tolerance to diseases.
Desarrollan bioplaguicida que ataca la polilla guatemalteca
September 16, 2018
Es un virus que las larvas de la polilla adquieren al alimentarse de la papa tratada. Para conocer mas sobre el bioplaguicida, escuche la entrevista que Caracol Radio de Colombia realizó a la ingeniera Paola Cuartas de Agrosavia.
Computer models provide new insights for sustainable control of potato late blight
September 05, 2018
Wageningen University & Research uses computer models to develop sustainable management strategies in the control of potato late blight, caused by Phytophthora infestans.
Potato growers propose pan-European approach to resolve contract issues with processors due to extreme weather
August 14, 2018
The North-Western European Potato Growers (NEPG) conclude that the potato production this year in North-Western Europe will be much lower than average and that quality issues will be a main challenge.
Washington potato growers struggling to keep up with demand
August 13, 2018
The Washington State Potato Commission, headquartered in Moses Lake, Washington, has been pleasantly surprised by the weather and its impact on this year’s potato crop in the state.
Range of potato experiments underway at Maine Research Farm (Aroostook)
August 12, 2018
Farmers, researchers and members of the public gathered at the University of Maine’s Aroostook Research Farm in Presque Isle last Wednesday to learn about the latest in potato research.
Continuing drought and extreme heat a disaster for the potato harvest and processors
August 08, 2018
The extreme heat and drought is a disaster for the upcoming potato harvest. And for processors too: in Belgium, potato chips manufacturer Roger&Roger (Croky) temporarily halts production of some its flavours to manage the lack of potato supply.