Bangladesh imports two blight resistant (GM) potato lines developed at Michigan State University for a field trial
January 10, 2021
Bangladesh is importing two blight resistant (GM) potato lines developed at Michigan State University for a field trial. Success will save 20% yield loss and Tk100C in fungicide cost.
Chemical composition of wild potato relative contributes to its resistance to pathogen
December 29, 2020
In a recent study published in the MPMI journal, scientists from CSU revealed that metabolites from S. chacoense contribute to disease resistance by altering the pathogenic behavior of Pectobacterium brasiliense, rather than inhibiting its growth or killing it.
Previously unknown variant of potato wart disease discovered in the Netherlands
December 22, 2020
According to a report by the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA), an unknown variant of wart disease was discovered in agricultural fields in the municipality of Stadskanaal in the north-east of the country.
Presence of Potato wart (Synchytrium endobioticum) confirmed in Prince Edward Island
December 01, 2020
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has recently confirmed the presence of potato wart in two fields on a farm in Prince Edward Island (PEI). Potato wart is a regulated quarantine pest in Canada.
UK Potato Storage: regular checks vital this season for reducing risks
November 22, 2020
The continued wet weather in late October/early November in the United Kingdom has extended the harvesting season beyond eight weeks for some, which is clearly not good news where stores have been part-filled and cooling systems unable to function correctly.