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Aroostook County potato experts expect high quality crop in 2021

Aroostook County potato experts expect high quality crop in 2021

September 14, 2021
Aroostook County agricultural growers are predicting a higher quantity and quality of potato crop than was produced in 2020, due to the less severe weather this summer.
Heat, drought stress Red River Valley potato crop, resulting in quality, yield reduction of table stock

Heat, drought stress Red River Valley potato crop, resulting in quality, yield reduction of table stock

August 29, 2021
The toll that hot dry weather took on the Red River Valley 2021 potato crop won’t be visible until harvest begins in a few weeks, but it’s already clear it has affected yields and quality.
New University of Maine research hub to focus on Potato Virus Y

New University of Maine research hub to focus on Potato Virus Y

August 22, 2021
Greater understanding of the biology of one of the most destructive plant viruses to potato crops will be the focus of a research hub at the University of Maine.
How Colorado Potato Beetles Beat Pesticides

How Colorado Potato Beetles Beat Pesticides

December 29, 2020
Native to the Rocky Mountains, the Colorado potato beetle has now spread to many parts of the world and quickly overcoming almost every pesticide thrown in its way. A new UVM study sheds light on how these insects become resistant so fast.
Chemical composition of wild potato relative contributes to its resistance to pathogen

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.
Potato brown rot bacteria found in Michigan greenhouse

Potato brown rot bacteria found in Michigan greenhouse in Geraniums

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.
Potato plants at highest risk of potato virus Y infection during first three weeks

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.
WPC Webinar - January 24, 2020 with Dr. David Douches

World Potato Congress 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'
Online tool to detect blackleg disease in potato using DNA testing has widespread application

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.
Phytophthora infestans, causing late blight in potatoes, has a virus accomplice

Phytophthora infestans, causing late blight in potatoes, has a virus accomplice

November 08, 2019
A research team has identified a virus infecting Phytophthora infestans, the pathogen causing late blight in potatoes and tomatoes, that appears to increase the pathogen's ability to cause the disease.
Researchers using advanced imaging to detect blight in potatoes

Researchers using advanced imaging to detect blight in potatoes

October 14, 2019
Researchers in the WARF Accelerator program are using advanced imaging technology to detect late blight in potatoes, which famously led to the Irish potato famine in the mid-nineteenth century.
US Potato Growers Asked To Watch For Tuber Moth As Harvest Approaches

US Potato Growers Asked To Watch For Tuber Moth As Harvest Approaches

October 08, 2019
Its harvest time for many in the potato industry, and those not quite to that point, harvest will be here before you know it. Washington State University’s Tim Waters said growers need to continue to watch for pests.

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