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Potato planted area in Great Britain estimated to increase by 4%
AHDB Potatoes Market Intelligence Analysts estimate the total area planted with potatoes in Great Britain this season is 121,000 hectares. This is up by four per cent on the previous year.
A Potato processing plant is planned to be built in Tatarstan, Russia
According to Russian media, a modern processing potato plant is planned to be built in the Arskii district of the Russian Republic of Tatarstan.
To protect crops, farmers could promote potato beetle cannibalism
UMaine scientists say farmers could try to protect their potato crop by utilizing agricultural practices — including crop rotations and push-pull strategies — to create field conditions that favor Colorado potato beetle cannibalism.
New Russet varieties - Castle Russet and Echo Russet will help US potato industry meet more stringent regulation
Two recently released new Russet varieties - Castle Russet and Echo Russet - should help the potato industry in the Pacific Northwest cope with more stringent regulations on soil fumigants
Presentan guía para selección participativa de variedades de papa con perspectiva de género
Profesionales y técnicos interesados en metodologías y procesos de selección participativa de variedades de papa cuentan desde el 22 de junio con una nueva guía que les permitirá complementar los procedimientos de evaluación que se requieren antes de poner a disposición del mercado semilla de la variedad seleccionada.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Tong launches new Fieldloader options for easier transport
Tong Engineering is pleased to announce new design options on its popular Fieldloader, including unique automatic transport-mode features, allowing users to make the machine even more compact for road transport.
Making a potato variety heat tolerant could be as simple as switching a single gene
Scientists have identified a version of a single gene involved in the heat stress response that is more active in potato types that can tolerate high temperature, potentially providing potato breeders a tool to make potato varieties less vulnerable to increased temperature.
Recuperan en Perú variedades de papa perdidas por factores climáticos, sociales y comerciales
Cuarenta productores de la comunidad de Santa Cruz de Pichiú, en el departmento de Ancash, realizaron la primera cosecha de una gran diversidad de papas nativas, que habian perdido por diferentes factores.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017