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Argentina: First PVY resistant potato will go on sale next year

Argentina: First Genetically Modified, PVY resistant potato goes on sale next year

December 21, 2018
After 20 years of biotechnological research, the first GM potato that is resistant to the PVY virus will go on sale next year in Argentina
All Australian markets reopened for WA seed and ware potatoes as surveillance shows potato psyllids not infected

All Australian markets reopened for WA seed and ware potatoes as surveillance shows potato psyllids not infected

December 21, 2018
The government of Western Australia has announced that it has succeeded in regaining market access for Western Australian potatoes in all of Australia, following the detection of tomato potato psyllid in February 2017.
Better and stronger potatoes using hybrid breeding

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.
Bolivia: Reaparece plaga que acaba un cultivo de papa en 2 días

Bolivia: Reaparece plaga que acaba un cultivo de papa en 2 días

December 18, 2018
La enfermedad se viene detectando en Cochabamba, donde hay ya 50 hectáreas de plantaciones afectadas. Al menos 39.000 toneladas de papa están en peligro. El daño es, especialmente, en las hojas y raíces.
AHDB Potato Specialist Mike Storey to retire

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

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

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'

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

North-western European Potato Growers: harvest down 20 percent at least

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: Agrico highlights natural resistance to Phytophthora.

Potato variety presentations in the Netherlands: Agrico highlights natural resistance to Phytophthora

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.

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