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New insights in attack mechanism Potato Blight opens door to biological plant-protective chemicals

New insights in attack mechanism Potato Blight open the door to biological protection

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

Ulluco 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.
Certis USA Licenses New Virus Technology for Control of Fall Armyworm

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).
La situación actual del cultivo de papa en Chile

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.
UMaine receive grant for potato breeding and to improve quality and pest resistance

UMaine receives grant for potato breeding with focus on quality improvement 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

Potato researchers gather in Maine to find 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

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

Estimates Potato Production North-western Europe Harvest 2017 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

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.
Potato tuber with extensive blight infection

United Kingdom Potato Harvest 2017 without drama - but now the storage...

October 26, 2017
The potato harvest in the United Kingdom was mostly without drama. Hopefully this doesn't change during the storage season. But watch the changes in the CIPC regulation.

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