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First field trial with GM Maris Piper resistant to late blight went brilliantly
A genetically-modified (GM) Maris Piper designed to resist the devastating plant disease late blight has worked “brilliantly” during the first year of field trials, according to scientists of The Sainsbury Laboratory (TSL)
Reino Unido desarrolla papa genéticamente modificada resistente al tizón tardío
Científicos financiados por el fondo público del BBSRC y radicados en el Norwich Research Park, han desarrollado una papa genéticamente modificada con resistencia al tizón tardío.
Thursday, October 26, 2017
10,000 tonnes of potatoes blocked from entry into Jordan
The Jordan Ministry of Agriculture on Sunday said that a shipment at the Aqaba Port, Jordan, carrying 10,000 tonnes of potatoes allegedly infested with potato cyst nematodes, will not be allowed into the country.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Cavendish Farms Potato Storage officially opened
French Fry manufacturer Cavendish Farms officially opened its new state-of-the-art potato storage facility in New Annan, Prince Edward Island with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
Tasmanian potato growers
In Tasmania, Australia, surveillance programs for the tomato potato psyllid (TPP) are being ramped up as growers try to delay any incursion of the pest for as long as possible.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Zebra chip pathogen found in Western Canada for the first time
For the first time, evidence of the zebra chip pathogen has been found in potato fields in southern Alberta, but the University of Lethbridge’s Dr. Dan Johnson cautions against panic.
Monday, October 23, 2017
Potato Business post-Brexit a key focus during the BP2017 Seminars
One of the key features of the biennial British Potato event is the seminar programme and the approaching Brexit is of course a topic that must be front and center at an event in the United Kingdom.
Provincia China sobresale como productora de papa gracias a investigador Peruano
Víctor Otazu ha viajado muchas veces a la provincia de Qinghai desde el 2007. Al principio como experto del Centro Internacional de la Papa (CIP) y ahora como consultor de la Academia de Agricultura y Ciencias Forestales. Sus conocimientos han contribuido para que dicha región sea hoy una de las principales productoras de semilla de la China.
Friday, October 20, 2017