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South Korea Re-Opens Market for Table-Stock potatoes from Idaho, Washington and Oregon
December 22, 2017
Potatoes USA reports that the South Korean government has reopened its market for table-stock potatoes from the Pacific Northwest states of Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.
Experimental potato delivers bounty of vitamin A and E
December 21, 2017
An experimental 'golden' potato has the potential to provide as much as 42 percent of a child’s recommended daily intake of vitamin A and 34 percent of a child’s recommended intake of vitamin E, according to a study co-led at The Ohio State University.
Support Available to visit 10th World Potato Congress for delegates of developing countries
December 20, 2017
Delegates to the 10th World Potato Congress in Peru from developing and transitional countries may qualify for financial support from World Potato Congress Inc.
Ullucu import and cultivation poses biosecurity risk for potato: DEFRA advice
December 18, 2017
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
December 18, 2017
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
Potato Milk: Swedish scientist makes dairy substitute from potatoes
December 13, 2017
A smoothie based on 'potato milk' is expected to be commercially available next year. The product is made using a patented process using an emulsion of potato and omega-3 oils as a dairy replacement developed at Lund University by Eva Tornberg.
Certis USA Licenses New Virus Technology for Control of Fall Armyworm
December 11, 2017
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).
La situación actual del cultivo de papa en Chile
December 11, 2017
Luis Miquel, Gerente General del Consorcio Papa Chile, destaca el avance sistemático de enfermedades cuarentenarias, enumera sus causas y consecuencias, y hace recomendaciones para solucionar los problemas estructurales del cultivo.
Kim Jong-un tours newly opened North Korean potato starch factory
December 10, 2017
Last week North Korea's State News Agency shared a number of pictures of Kim Jong Un touring a new potato factory in Samjiyon, near the Chinese border.
Darryl Wallace new Chairman of the Prince Edward Island Potato Board
December 10, 2017
The Prince Edward Island Potato Board has a new Chairman as a result of its December 4th Board of Directors meeting.
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