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Chinese researchers identify a new potato disease
September 29, 2020
Undescribed disease has been observed on potato plants during the growing season, and in tubers during the storage period, from Nileke County, Qitai County and other locations in Xinjiang, China.
Researchers identify new resistance genes protecting potato against Phytophthora infestans
September 23, 2020
In a collaboration between the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences and the James Hutton institute, a study of a diploid wild potato with a high resistance to P. infestans led to the discovery of new resistance genes
Across China: Hi-tech Potato Industry Boosts Poverty Alleviation
August 19, 2020
The potato industry in Ulanqab, dubbed the 'potato city' of China, has become one of the main industries to help farmers shake off poverty.
West-Bengal potato farmers make a killing as weather turns bad
March 13, 2020
As weather in West-Bengal, India turns unfavourable, output falls sharply and potato prices shoot up.
World Potato Congress Webinar: Dr. Leah Tsror on Powdery Scab - Integrated Disease Management for Reducing the Risk
February 24, 2020
The World Potato Congress is extremely pleased to be offering its third webinar in 2020 featuring Dr. Leah Tsror.
The 'Potato of the Future' Climate - Smarter and Healthier
July 08, 2019
The potato of the future will be more drought tolerant and disease resistant, more environmentally sustainable and climate smart, and meet the needs of producers and consumers.
Potato Farmers Bangladesh suffer as a result of the huge surplus this year
May 31, 2019
This year, the potato harvest in Bangladesh was about 150% of what the domestic need is. As a result prices have crashed and despite the high yields, farmers suffer as the can not sell their product.
World Potato Congress participates at the Potato Conference in Zhaotang, China
November 01, 2018
The Potato Conference in Zhaotong, China was held earlier this week on October 28 and 29, 2018. The World Potato Congress delegation made a significant contribution.
Indian government limits movement of seed potatoes to contain Potato Cyst Nematodes
October 29, 2018
In an effort to limit the spread of the Potato Cyst Nematode, the government of India has prohibited the movement of seed potatoes from Himachal, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand and Jammu Kashmir to other states
Dutch experts help Indonesia deal with potato pests
May 12, 2018
Potato cultivation in the highlands of Indonesia is plagued by a number of pests, including Potato Cyst Nematodes and Phytophthora infestans. Dutch experts help their Indonesian counterparts to find the right approach for control.
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