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Albert Schirring, Strategy Lead Vegetables & Potato, Bayer AG

World Potato Congress Webinar: 'Late Blight: 175 years of experience. What have we learned? An update.' by Albert Schirring

March 24, 2021
The World Potato Congress is very pleased to present its next webinar on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 with Albert Schirring, Strategy Lead Vegetables & Potato, Bayer AG.
The plant on the left is untreated and the fungi are clearly visible. The right plant was treated with the acid, the fungus could not cause any damage.

Researchers find new way to protect plants from fungal infection

September 25, 2020
Widespread fungal disease in plants can be controlled with a commercially available chemical that has been primarily used in medicine until now. This discovery was made by scientists from Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) and the University of the State of Paraná in Brazil.
New potato variety Lea is suitable for both conventional and organic farming

New German Potato Variety 'Lea' is suitable for both conventional and organic farming

August 26, 2019
The Solana Group's stand at last year's Potato Europe at Gut Bockerode, Germany, Breeder and seed supplier Solana GmbH & Co. will use the upcoming potato fairs to introduce a total of three new table potatoes.
Glycoalkaloids in Potatoes: Sort out Green and excessively Sprouted Tubers

Glycoalkaloids in Potatoes: Sort out Green and excessively Sprouted Tubers

April 27, 2018
Following a case of poisoning caused by a potato dish, the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) is reminding people about the correct handling of potatoes.
Unleashing AI and Big Data on Potatoes - from Mud to French Fries

Unleashing AI and Big Data on Potatoes - from Mud to French Fries

March 28, 2018
By analysing potato production data, information systems specialist Professor Wolfgang Maaß and his team want to help farmers and food companies identify potential benefits and optimize their processes.
Agrico presents ‘the next generation of potatoes’ at Fruit Logistica in Berlin

Agrico presents ‘the next generation of potatoes’ at Fruit Logistica in Berlin

February 11, 2018
Agrico presented its new generation potato varieties with high resistance to late blight (Phytophthora Infestans) at Fruit Logistica. On the first day of the fair, General Manager Jan van Hoogen explained the meaning of these new varieties.
New insights in attack mechanism Potato Blight opens door to biological plant-protective chemicals

New insights in attack mechanism Potato Blight open the door to biological protection

December 18, 2017
Identification of the receptor for Cytolisin - the killer toxin of Phytophthora infestans - opens door to biological methods to protect potatoes and selective, biological herbicides as alternative for glyphosate
ARN de interferencia para combatir al escarabajo de la papa

ARN de interferencia para combatir al escarabajo de la papa

March 16, 2015
Investigadores del Instituto Max Planck desarrollan papas resistentes al escarabajo de la papa usando la tecnología de ARN de interferencia.
Colorado potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata): On average 40 to 50 cm2 of leaf material are eaten by each of the beetles’ larvae. Infestation with Colorado potato beetles can result in crop losses up to 50 per cent, if there is no pest control (Courtesy MPI, Afzal Khan)

Research: Fighting the Colorado Potato Beetle with RNA

March 08, 2015
Colorado potato beetles are a dreaded pest of potatoes all over the world. Now, scientists from the Max Planck Institutes of Molecular Plant Physiology in Potsdam-Golm and Chemical Ecology in Jena have shown that potato plants can be protected from herbivory using RNA interference (RNAi).
Graph representing Per Capita food losses and waste at consumption and pre-consumption stages

DuPont highlights Food Chain Collaboration at Fruit Logistica

February 05, 2014
At the 2014 Fruit Logistica event, being held in Berlin from 5-7 February, DuPont Food Chain Manager for the EMEA region, Mr Luigi Coffano, highlighted the challenges faced by a world population that is growing by 150,000 people every day.

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