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Potato researchers gather in Maine to find a solutions for the Blackleg disease
Researchers from all over the world were in Bangor for the '2017 Dickeya and Pectobacterium Summit', organized by the University of Maine Extension.
Potato Production of Harvest 2017 in North-western Europe adjusted upwards
Although the full harvest is not in the stores yet, the North-Western European Potato Growers (NEPG) estimates the actual harvest at 28.9 million tons for the 5 countries. This is more than the estimate of last September.
Saturday, November 4, 2017
La marchitez bacteriana de la papa en Chile
Esta enfermedad es considerada la segunda más importante a nivel mundial. En Chile está clasificada como una enfermedad cuarentenaria presente bajo control oficial. Actualmente se encuentra en la zona sur del país, específicamente en la Región de La Araucanía. Este informe del Servicio Agrícola y Ganadero (SAG), ofrece información sobre el agente causal, su epidemiología y la situación en el país.
Friday, October 27, 2017
Potato tuber with extensive blight infection
The potato harvest in the United Kingdom was mostly without drama. Hopefully this doesn't change during the storage season. But watch the changes in the CIPC regulation.
First field trial with GM Maris Piper resistant to late blight went brilliantly
A genetically-modified (GM) Maris Piper designed to resist the devastating plant disease late blight has worked “brilliantly” during the first year of field trials, according to scientists of The Sainsbury Laboratory (TSL)
Tasmanian potato growers
In Tasmania, Australia, surveillance programs for the tomato potato psyllid (TPP) are being ramped up as growers try to delay any incursion of the pest for as long as possible.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
10,000 tonnes of potatoes blocked from entry into Jordan
The Jordan Ministry of Agriculture on Sunday said that a shipment at the Aqaba Port, Jordan, carrying 10,000 tonnes of potatoes allegedly infested with potato cyst nematodes, will not be allowed into the country.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Zebra chip pathogen found in Western Canada for the first time
For the first time, evidence of the zebra chip pathogen has been found in potato fields in southern Alberta, but the University of Lethbridge’s Dr. Dan Johnson cautions against panic.
Monday, October 23, 2017