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Potato Blight Trends in Europe: EuroBlight 2017 Results
The EuroBlight project is examining the ongoing evolution of the potato late blight pathogen (Phytophthora infestans). In 2017, almost 1500 samples from 16 countries in Europe were genotyped. The results indicate that new clones continue to spread.
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Premian al CIP en simposio internacional de manejo de plagas
El Centro Internacional de la Papa (CIP) fue galardonado por desarrollar métodos de aprendizaje basados en el descubrimiento de los agricultores, en Bangladesh, China, Etiopía, Uganda, Bolivia, Ecuador y Perú.
Unleashing AI and Big Data on Potatoes - from Mud to French Fries
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.
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Judge rules Idaho Potato Fields Illegally Quarantined
A federal judge ruled that the United States government illegally quarantined some Idaho potato fields infested with potato cyst nematodes (PCN), a pest that could threaten the state’s $1.2 billion potato industry.
New Late Blight Strain in UK requires Fresh Approach to Control
Late Blight control strategies in the United Kingdom will have to change this season if potato growers are to combat the spread of a new aggressive, fungicide-insensitive/ resistant strain of the disease, leading agronomy firm Hutchinsons says.
Georgia bans the import of potato from Turkey citing potato wart risks
Georgia’s Ministry of Environment Protection and Agriculture stated that they have banned potato imports from Turkey until July, 2018 to eliminate the spread of 'potato cancer' on Georgian territory.
Russia blocks two potato shipments imported from Egypt due to detection brown rot
Russia’s agricultural quarantine authorities flagged two potato shipments imported from Egypt that were found to be contaminated with potato brown rot.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
How reliable are Potato Cyst Nematode (PCN) tests?
Although PCN testing of soil for seed potato cultivation is typically strictly regulated, different procedures are in use for the testing of soil for ware potatoes - and which one is used has huge consequences for the reliability.