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Goodbye to potato late blight

Bangladesh imports two blight resistant (GM) potato lines developed at Michigan State University for a field trial

January 10, 2021
Bangladesh is importing two blight resistant (GM) potato lines developed at Michigan State University for a field trial. Success will save 20% yield loss and Tk100C in fungicide cost.
Georgia Potato Forum looks forward with optimism

Georgia Potato Forum looks forward with optimism

January 05, 2021
Last month, key actors from Georgia’s potato sector convened virtually to discuss ideas to enhance the country’s potato sector.
Agrico seed potatoes head to Bangladesh

Agrico seed potatoes head to Bangladesh

January 03, 2021
How do Agrico seed potatoes find their way to Bangladesh? The journey starts with the sale of the seed potatoes.
Government of Pakistan to form Potato Development Council

Government of Pakistan to form Potato Development Council

January 03, 2021
The government of Pakistan is committed to expedite the establishment of aPotato Development Council under the forthcoming Strategic Trade Policy Framework (STPF), revealed Adviser to Prime Minister on Commerce and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood.
Bangladesh targets potato production of over 4 million tons just for the Rangpur division

Bangladesh targets potato production of over 4 million tons for the Rangpur division

December 21, 2020
Bangladesh targets potato production of over 4 million tons just for the Rangpur division

Close-up of late blight infected potato leaves collected in Indonesia

Researchers map late blight strains in potato on Java, Indonesia

December 15, 2020
A new study published in Plant Pathology identifies for the first time the genotypes of P. infestans, causing late blight in the main potato-growing regions in Java, Indonesia.
Azerbaijan increased production and export of potatoes

Azerbaijan increased production and export of potatoes

December 01, 2020
In the period between January and October of 2020, 982,1 tons of potatoes were produced in Azerbaijan. According to the State Statistics Committee, compared to the same period last year, this indicator increased by 1,6%.
Researchers say apical rooted cuttings are the solution for cheaper potato seed in India

International Potato Centre: Apical Rooted Cuttings offer cheaper potato seed in India

November 21, 2020
Researchers of the International Potato Center (CIP) explain the difficulties small potato farmers in many states of India may face to access good-quality planting materials at affordable prices.
Bangladesh imports over 2,000 tons of seed potato from the Netherlands

Bangladesh imports over 2,000 tons of seed potato from the Netherlands

November 17, 2020
Bangladesh imports over 2,000 tons of seed potato from the Netherlands. Varieties include Diamond, Carolus, Margarita, Barcelona, and Accent.
The government of Pakistan plans to produce 4.87 Mln Tons Potatoes

Pakistan plans to produce 4.87 Million Tons of Potatoes

November 12, 2020
The Government of Pakistan has set a target to produce about 4.871 million potatoes and 2.220 million tons of onions during Rabi Season 2020-21 in order to fulfill the domestic requirements as well as for export.

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