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Goodbye to potato late blight

Bangladesh imports two blight resistant (GM) potato lines developed at Michigan State University for a field trial

January 10, 2021
Bangladesh is importing two blight resistant (GM) potato lines developed at Michigan State University for a field trial. Success will save 20% yield loss and Tk100C in fungicide cost.
Close-up of late blight infected potato leaves collected in Indonesia

Researchers map late blight strains in potato on Java, Indonesia

December 15, 2020
A new study published in Plant Pathology identifies for the first time the genotypes of P. infestans, causing late blight in the main potato-growing regions in Java, Indonesia.
Chinese researchers identify a new potato disease

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

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

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

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

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

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

Potato Farmers in 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

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.

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