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Genome of the Colorado Potato Beetle studied as a model species for agricultural pest
The Colorado potato beetle is notorious for its role in starting the pesticide industry - and for its ability to resist the insecticides developed to stop it. Now scientists have sequenced the beetle’s genome, probing its genes for clues to its surprising adaptability.
West Bengal potato production to drop in 2018
The potato production in West Bengal is expected to drop from last year’s 11 million tonne to 8-10 million tonnes in 2018, but is unlikely to impact the price, officials said.
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
North Yorkshire potato farmer wins award for still to be launched Priory Potato vodka
Priory Vodka made from a small acreage of potato crop that is otherwise destined for McCain’s and McDonald’s fries won two prestigious Gold awards at the Global Spirits Masters in autumn 2017. Priory Vodka will go on sale shortly.
AHDB PCN Calculator to be improved with new scenarios and more data on the resistance and tolerance of potato varieties
A research project aims to improve the accuracy of the ‘AHDB Potatoes potato cyst nematode (PCN) pallida calculator’ which is currently used as an educational forecasting tool for potato growers in the United Kingdom.
Iceland's high court upholds 76% tax on imported french fries
The highest court in Iceland has upheld a ruling that a 76% duty charged on imported French Fries is not unconstitutional.
In Rwanda, Kinigi is still the leading potato variety on the market
New potato varieties are needed in Rwanda to meet the current market demands. Nevertheless, the potato variety Kinigi is still favorite among farmers as well as in the community of potato consumers.
Saturday, January 27, 2018
España: El sindicato agrario pide a Carrefour retirar papa francesa que se publicita como española
La Asociación Agraria de Jóvenes Agricultores (Asaja) de León ha denunciado que Carrefour publicita una oferta de papa española como francesa. Asaja ha exigido a la cadena la inmediata retirada del ofrecimiento y con ello cualquier tipo de publicidad engañosa y contraria a las leyes que protegen a los consumidores.
Saturday, January 27, 2018
Cuba quiere comprar la papa que le sobra al Perú
El Gobierno de Cuba ha manifestado su intención de comprar a Perú los excedentes de papa, siempre y cuando estos cumpla con los requisitos fitosanitarios para su exportación.
Friday, January 26, 2018