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Many of us remember RNA from high school biology, where we were taught that the RNA molecule reads DNA, then makes proteins to carry out tasks

RNA breakthrough creates crops that can yield 50% more potatoes, rice

July 25, 2021
Manipulating RNA can dramatically increase the yield of potato plants, as well as increasing drought tolerance, announced a group of scientists from the University of Chicago, Peking University and Guizhou University.
Solynta’s innovation of hybrid potatoes makes it possible to distribute new potato varieties from clean disease-free true potato seed (TPS) instead of bulky and diseased seed tubers.

Hybrid Potato Breeding Company Solynta raises € 21 million in series C funding

July 23, 2021
Hybrid Potato Breeding Company Solynta, based in Wageningen, the Netherlands, closed its Series C funding round raising € 21 million from a consortium of investors. The funding will be used to accelerate Solynta’s ambition to unlock the full potential of potatoes
Patatas Meléndez: 'Arranca la campaña de patatas en Castilla y León con un ligero descenso en los rendimientos'.

Patatas Meléndez: 'Arranca la campaña de patatas en Castilla y León con un ligero descenso en los rendimientos'

July 22, 2021
La semana pasada empezaron los primeros arranques puntuales de patatas en Castilla y León y esta semana la cosecha de las primeras variedades de la región ha comenzado a acelerarse.
Rantizo: How to Optimize Fungicide Applications with Drones

Rantizo: How to Optimize Fungicide Applications with Drones

July 22, 2021
With the rise of precision agriculture solutions, the farming industry has become increasingly tech savvy. Many growers and producers have embraced GPS-enabled tractors, variable-rate fertilizer applications, and smart platforms.
PotatoEurope Netherlands - outdoor exhibition September 1-2 2021 - cancelled

PotatoEurope Netherlands - outdoor exhibition September 1-2 2021 - cancelled

July 21, 2021
Due to the current developments in regard to the coronavirus pandemic in the Netherlands and the associated lack of official approval from Dutch authorities to hold the event, PotatoEurope 2021 has been cancelled.
IIT Mandi Shows The Way To Detect Disease In Potato Crops Using The Photograph Of Its Leaves

Indian Institute presents a Model To Detect Late Blight In Potato Crops Using a Photograph Of Its Leaves

July 21, 2021
Scientists from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi, have developed a computational model for automated disease detection in potato crops using photographs of its leaves.
Venezuela: La papa que se consume en su mayoría viene de Colombia.

Venezuela: La papa que se consume en su mayoría viene de Colombia

July 20, 2021
Camiones tras camiones, cargados de papa, cruzan la frontera colombo-venezolana para surtir el mercado nacional, ya que la producción de ese tubérculo en Venezuela bajó considerablemente.
Early 'closing in the rows' good sign for P.E.I. potato crop

Early 'closing in the rows' good sign for Prince Edward Island potato crop

July 19, 2021
Timely rains and continued warm weather has Prince Edward Island's potato crop a week to 10 days ahead of schedule, says the P.E.I. Potato Board.
Mahindra HZPC brings colour to the potato sector in India

Mahindra HZPC brings colour to the potato sector in India

July 19, 2021
Recently Mahindra HZPC brought 30 more potato varieties from HZPC to India. They include HZPC's Perupas, an assortment of colourful varieties, rich in antioxidants for healthy lifestyle. The recently introduced varieties are expected to give rise to new and differentiated supply chains, especially in the modern retail space.
The 2021 harvest will depend more on production per ha than lower planted area

Potato harvest North-western Europe will depend more on production per ha than reduction in planted area

July 18, 2021
The total potato area within the NEPG zone (EU-04) has been reduced by 4,7%. Potato area in EU-04 declines from 522.300 ha to 497.700 ha (-24.600 ha). There was a decrease in all countries, but most in Belgium and the Netherlands.

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