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PEI Potato Solutions receives government support as the company invests in the latest sorting equipment
The Government of Canada supports the investment in a Sherlock Separator potato sorter by RWL Holdings LTD (PEI Potato Solutions), a potato washing and sorting facility to optimize potatoes for processing prior to delivery to Cavendish Farms.
Sunday, January 21, 2018
¿Por qué es difícil instalar una planta de procesamiento de papa en Perú?
Acaba de terminar una huelga iniciada por los agricultores, quienes acusan a la importación de papa prefrita congelada de competencia desleal. Pero si el país tiene tanta papa ¿porqué importa este producto en lugar de producirlo? Lo explica Jhonatan Bringas, Gerente de Ventas Internacionales de Stet Holland BV.
Friday, January 19, 2018
Lunchtime is over for the Colorado potato beetle
Chemicals in the leaves of potato plants, produced naturally by the plant, may hold the key to a new way to control Colorado potato beetles - a major pest for potato growers.
Saturday, January 13, 2018
When pests graze certain potatoes, yields double
When some Colombian potato varieties are lightly grazed by a pest, the plants respond by growing larger tubers, at times doubling their yields. Researchers see an opportunity and want to know more...
Farmers: Ammonia gas leak from cold storage destroys potato crop in 4 villages
An ammonia gas leak from a cold storage plant near Agra (UP, India) has caused damage to potato crops across four nearby villages, affecting some 500 farmers in the area.
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Ullucu import and cultivation poses biosecurity risk for potato: DEFRA advice
Following an investigation by the Animal and Plant Health Agency earlier this year, it has been confirmed that ulluco tubers imported into the UK from a number of different sources were infected by harmful viruses, highlighting that there is uncertainty about the disease status of this crop in general.
New insights in attack mechanism Potato Blight opens door to biological plant-protective chemicals
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
Monday, December 18, 2017
Certis USA Licenses New Virus Technology for Control of Fall Armyworm
Certis USA has entered into an agreement with Corpoica, the Colombian Corporation for Agriculture Research, to license Corpoica’s Spodoptera frugiperda nucleopolyhedrovirus (SfMNPV) strain NPV003 and formulation technology for a biopesticide against the fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda).