Low-tech tool helps fight potato late blight
June 29, 2020
The International Potato Center (CIP), in partnership with research and development institutions in Ecuador and Peru, has developed a low-tech tool to help farmers optimize fungicide's use.
Potato brown rot bacteria found in Michigan greenhouse
April 27, 2020
The United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed the detection of Ralstonia solanacearum race 3 biovar 2 (RSr3b2) in a single variety of geranium plants located in a Michigan greenhouse.
'The Potato Crop' Receives Enthusiastic Reception: An Interview with Co-Editors
March 24, 2020
An interview with co-editors, Dr. Hugo Campos, Director of Research and Oscar Ortiz, CIP’s Deputy Director General of Research and Development at the International Potato Center.
Large research project looks to combat major potato disease
March 23, 2020
More than $3 million is being invested in studying a major cause of potato yield reduction in Prince Edward Island and other spud-growing areas in Canada.
Potato plants at highest risk of potato virus Y infection during first three weeks
February 26, 2020
Potato virus Y is the most economically important and devastating aphid-transmitted virus, affecting both tuber yield and quality. The virus is also a major cause of seed potato degeneration, which leads to regular flushing out of seed potatoes.
PEI Potato Farms Using New Decision Support Tools to Improve Use of Crop Protectants
February 14, 2020
A growing number of Prince Edward Island potato farms are taking advantage of new technology to improve their use of crop protectants, including fungicides used to prevent late blight.
Chile: Mantienen Alerta Roja por tizón tardío que afecta cultivos de papas en provincia de Osorno
February 03, 2020
Se mantiene la Alerta Roja en algunos sectores de la provincia de Osorno, Chile, debido a la presencia de tizón tardío que afecta a cultivos de papas. Por esto, agricultores de la zona y desde la Unión Comunal de Juntas de Vecinos Rurales acusan poca ...
WPC Webinar - January 24, 2020 with Dr. David Douches
January 13, 2020
The World Potato Congress (WPC) continues with its webinar series in its 2020 on January 24, with a webinar featuring Dr. David Douches of 'Feed the Future – Biotechnology Potato Partnership'
New Book to guide Potato Research and Development
December 23, 2019
The International Potato Center has published an open source book on potato research: 'The potato crop: its agricultural, nutritional and social contribution to humankind'.
Online tool to detect blackleg disease in potato using DNA testing has widespread application
December 05, 2019
Scientists have developed a user-friendly online tool called Uniqprimer, which quickly and automatically designs species-specific DNA tags (also known as primers) for detecting pathogens such as Dickeya dianthicola using DNA testing.
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