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Bill Watts joins AHDB as Knowledge Exchange Manager focused on Potatoes
Bill Watts has joined AHDB as Arable Knowledge Exchange Manager (Potatoes) for the West Midlands, South West and Wales.
Number of NZ potato farms affected by Potato mop-top virus increases by 18
The scale of the Potato Mop-Top Virus problem on New Zealand South Island potato farms has widened. Eighteen Canterbury farms are now on the suspect list, after the virus was first confirmed on two properties last month.
Investigadores analizan la situación de la marchitez bacteriana
Ocurrió en la ciudad chilena de Paillaco, durante un seminario organizado por el Ministerio de Agricultura y el INIA. El objetivo fue el de estudiar la situación actual de la enfermedad, su riesgo y el manejo preventivo.
Friday, October 12, 2018
First time detection of Potato Mop-Top Virus (MPTV) in New Zealand
Biosecurity New Zealand is working with Potatoes New Zealand to respond to a detection of Potato mop-top virus (PMTV) in potato tubers in Canterbury. Though common around the world, it is the first time the virus has been found in New Zealand.
Fate North Carolina Sweet Potato Crop after Florence still a question mark
The problem for North Carolina’s sweet potato farmers is knowing whether the drenching rains unleashed by hurricane Florence will have the same effect as being inundated by a flooded pond or creek. Some sweet potato fields received as much as 30 inches.
New Mexican potato variety Citlali shows resistance to late blight and zebra chip disease
In Mexico, researchers of the National Forestry, Agriculture, and Livestock Research Institute (INIFAP), part of the Mexican Ministry of agriculture (SAGARPA), have developed a new potato variety, Citlali, with improved tolerance to diseases.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Desarrollan bioplaguicida que ataca la polilla guatemalteca
Es un virus que las larvas de la polilla adquieren al alimentarse de la papa tratada. Para conocer mas sobre el bioplaguicida, escuche la entrevista que Caracol Radio de Colombia realizó a la ingeniera Paola Cuartas de Agrosavia.
Sunday, September 16, 2018
Computer models provide new insights for sustainable control of potato late blight
Wageningen University & Research uses computer models to develop sustainable management strategies in the control of potato late blight, caused by Phytophthora infestans.
Wednesday, September 5, 2018