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Agrico's Next Generation potato varieties now available on its online platform

Agrico's Next Generation potato varieties now available on its online platform

March 27, 2021
Last November Agrico built an online news platform to support its buyers and growers with important knowledge and information. Agrico now also shares the latest insights and successes of its Next Generation potato varieties on this online platform
New resistance genes against late blight were identified in a close relative of the potato, Solanum americanum

Late blight resistance genes identified in potato relative Solanum americanum

February 22, 2021
An international team of researchers has struck an important blow in the ongoing evolutionary arms race with the notorious potato disease late blight (Phytophthora infestans).
Previously unknown variant of potato wart disease discovered in the Netherlands

Previously unknown variant of potato wart disease discovered in the Netherlands

December 22, 2020
According to a report by the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA), an unknown variant of wart disease was discovered in agricultural fields in the municipality of Stadskanaal in the north-east of the country.
Wageningen University & Research (WUR) studies wild potatoes for new pest-free potato varieties

Wageningen University & Research (WUR) studies wild potatoes for new pest-free potato varieties

May 14, 2020
Wageningen University & Research (WUR) is to study wild potato varieties for resistance to a wide range of potato-diseases and plagues. This broad approach should yield breeding material that can be used to develop disease-free potato varieties.
Germicopa: 'Give us yellow-flesh French-fry varieties with broad nematode resistance.'

Germicopa: 'Give us yellow-flesh French-fry varieties with broad nematode resistance.'

October 29, 2019
Harry van de Vijver, Germicopa, Quimper (F): 'Give us yellow-fleshed French-fry varieties with broad nematode resistance.'
Caithness Potatoes Nederland: 'New French-fry varieties must excel in at least one characteristic, but in fact have two good ones.

Caithness Potatoes Nederland: 'New French-fry varieties must excel in at least one characteristic, but in fact have two good ones.'

October 28, 2019
Jan-Eric Geersing, Caithness Potatoes Nederland, Emmeloord: 'New French-fry varieties must excel in at least one characteristic, but in fact have two good ones.
Europlant Holland: 'We perceive a demand for robust, stress-resistant varieties with nematode resistance.'

Europlant Holland: 'We perceive a demand for robust, stress-resistant varieties with nematode resistance.'

October 28, 2019
Jörg Renatus, Europlant Holland, Heerenveen: 'We perceive a demand for robust, stress-resistant varieties with nematode resistance.'
The Potato Company: 'What you want to find in the end is a practical potato with a simple user manual.'

The Potato Company: 'What you want to find in the end is a practical potato with a simple user manual.'

October 28, 2019
Jos Bus, The Potato Company, Emmeloord: 'What you want to find in the end is a practical potato with a simple user manual.'
Better and stronger potatoes using hybrid breeding

Better and stronger potatoes using hybrid breeding

December 18, 2018
The potato breeding company Solynta in The Netherlands has successfully produced a hybrid breeding program for potatoes which will allow the rapid selection and turnover of favourable traits, traits which could help feed millions of people worldwide.
Agrico warns: 'Considerably less seed potatoes available for export'

Agrico warns: 'Considerably less seed potatoes available for export'

November 13, 2018
During the annual potato variety show at Agrico the topic of discussion was not limited to unique varieties on display. The impact of the excessive heat and drought this season on the seed potato market was also a hot topic.

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