New insights in attack mechanism Potato Blight opens door to biological plant-protective chemicals
December 18, 2017
Identification of the receptor for Cytolisin - the killer toxin of Phytophthora infestans - opens door to biological methods to protect potatoes and selective, biological herbicides as alternative for glyphosate
Ullucu import and cultivation poses biosecurity risk for potato: DEFRA advice
December 18, 2017
Following an investigation by the Animal and Plant Health Agency earlier this year, it has been confirmed that ulluco tubers imported into the UK from a number of different sources were infected by harmful viruses, highlighting that there is uncertainty about the disease status of this crop in general.
La situación actual del cultivo de papa en Chile
December 11, 2017
Luis Miquel, Gerente General del Consorcio Papa Chile, destaca el avance sistemático de enfermedades cuarentenarias, enumera sus causas y consecuencias, y hace recomendaciones para solucionar los problemas estructurales del cultivo.
Certis USA Licenses New Virus Technology for Control of Fall Armyworm
December 11, 2017
Certis USA has entered into an agreement with Corpoica, the Colombian Corporation for Agriculture Research, to license Corpoica’s Spodoptera frugiperda nucleopolyhedrovirus (SfMNPV) strain NPV003 and formulation technology for a biopesticide against the fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda).
UMaine receive grant for potato breeding and to improve quality and pest resistance
November 27, 2017
The USDA-NIFA has awarded a grant totaling $388,000 to the University of Maine to study potato breeding and improve quality and pest resistance in the eastern United States.
Potato researchers gather in Maine to find a solutions for the Blackleg disease
November 17, 2017
Researchers from all over the world were in Bangor for the '2017 Dickeya and Pectobacterium Summit', organized by the University of Maine Extension.
España: La polilla guatemalteca se extiende a otros municipios de Asturias
November 15, 2017
Funcionarios de la Consejería de Desarrollo Rural y Recursos Naturales descubrieron la plaga en una trampa instalada en el municipio de El Franco. Es una situación previsible pues la polilla no tiene que comer en las zonas afectadas y tiene que movilizarse para buscar alimento.
Potato Production of Harvest 2017 in North-western Europe adjusted upwards
November 04, 2017
Although the full harvest is not in the stores yet, the North-Western European Potato Growers (NEPG) estimates the actual harvest at 28.9 million tons for the 5 countries. This is more than the estimate of last September.
La marchitez bacteriana de la papa en Chile
October 27, 2017
Esta enfermedad es considerada la segunda más importante a nivel mundial. En Chile está clasificada como una enfermedad cuarentenaria presente bajo control oficial. Actualmente se encuentra en la zona sur del país, específicamente en la Región de La Araucanía. Este informe del Servicio Agrícola y Ganadero (SAG), ofrece información sobre el agente causal, su epidemiología y la situación en el país.
First field trial with GM Maris Piper resistant to late blight went brilliantly
October 26, 2017
A genetically-modified (GM) Maris Piper designed to resist the devastating plant disease late blight has worked “brilliantly” during the first year of field trials, according to scientists of The Sainsbury Laboratory (TSL)
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