Better and stronger potatoes using hybrid breeding
December 18, 2018
The potato breeding company Solynta in The Netherlands has successfully produced a hybrid breeding program for potatoes which will allow the rapid selection and turnover of favourable traits, traits which could help feed millions of people worldwide.
AHDB Potato Specialist Mike Storey to retire
December 11, 2018
After some 36 years with AHDB and its predecessor organisations, Potato Specialist Mike Storey is going to retire at Christmas. His colleague Adrian Cunnington looks back...
Argentina lanza la primera papa resistente al virus PVY
December 11, 2018
Después de 20 años de investigaciones, esta variedad saldrá a la venta el año que viene, con beneficios productivos y económicos estimados en 45 millones de dólares por año, sólo en el mercado argentino.
UE avala controles de España para erradicar plaga de la papa
December 01, 2018
Tras visitar las zonas infectadas, la auditoría de la Unión Europea considera "eficaces" las medidas para reducir la presencia de la polilla guatemalteca.
Agrico warns: 'Considerably less seed potatoes available for export'
November 13, 2018
During the annual potato variety show at Agrico the topic of discussion was not limited to unique varieties on display. The impact of the excessive heat and drought this season on the seed potato market was also a hot topic.
NEPG estimates potato harvest 2018
November 08, 2018
The total potato harvest in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and France in 2018 will be at least 20 percent lower than last year, according to the latest estimates of the North-western European Potato Growers (NEPG).
Potato variety presentations in the Netherlands coming up
November 06, 2018
As part of the potato variety presentations in the Netherlands later this week, Agrico highlights its late blight resistant varieties in a Ukraine themed show.
World Potato Congress participates at the Potato Conference in Zhaotang, China
November 01, 2018
The Potato Conference in Zhaotong, China was held earlier this week on October 28 and 29, 2018. The World Potato Congress delegation made a significant contribution.
Potato Cyst Nematode (PCN) infested area in Idaho expanded by 87 acres
October 29, 2018
Effective October 10, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) added an 87-acre field to the pale cyst nematode (PCN) infested area in Bingham County, Idaho.
Indian government limits movement of seed potatoes to contain Potato Cyst Nematodes
October 29, 2018
In an effort to limit the spread of the Potato Cyst Nematode, the government of India has prohibited the movement of seed potatoes from Himachal, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand and Jammu Kashmir to other states