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Chinese scientists ’reinvent’ potatoes to solve global food crisis

Chinese scientists ’reinvent’ potatoes to solve global food crisis

July 14, 2021
Chinese scientists have 'fixed' hybrid potatoes using genome editing technologies, simplifying the breeding process and allowing multiplication using True Potato Seed (TPS).
Man postpones graduation to help farmers in NW China's Shaanxi develop potato processing industry

Student postpones graduation to help farmers in NW China's Shaanxi develop potato processing industry

April 27, 2021
Du Haotian, a postgraduate student at Northwest A&F University in northwest China's Shaanxi province, has helped a township in the province develop its potato industry by introducing new varieties cultivated by his school.
Chinese researchers identify a new potato disease

Chinese researchers identify a new potato disease

September 29, 2020
Undescribed disease has been observed on potato plants during the growing season, and in tubers during the storage period, from Nileke County, Qitai County and other locations in Xinjiang, China.
Researchers identify new resistance genes protecting potato against Phytophthora infestans

Researchers identify new resistance genes protecting potato against Phytophthora infestans

September 23, 2020
In a collaboration between the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences and the James Hutton institute, a study of a diploid wild potato with a high resistance to P. infestans led to the discovery of new resistance genes
World Potato Congress Inc. Recognizes Zaotong as 'Potato Plateau Seed Potato Capital of the World'

World Potato Congress Inc. Recognizes Zaotong as 'Potato Plateau Seed Potato Capital of the World'

August 24, 2020
On August 18, 2020, a meeting was held in Zhaotong city, China. World Potato Congress (WPC) President Roman Cools, Dr. Peter VanderZaag, WPC Secretary and Brian Douglas, General Manager attended virtually.
Across China: Hi-tech Potato Industry Boosts Poverty Alleviation

Across China: Hi-tech Potato Industry Boosts Poverty Alleviation

August 19, 2020
The potato industry in Ulanqab, dubbed the 'potato city' of China, has become one of the main industries to help farmers shake off poverty.
Price of new Chinese potatoes continues to fall

Price of new Chinese potatoes continues to fall

April 07, 2020
Many potato traders with stock in storage have grown worried about the condition of the Chinese potato market. The market is quite weak and the delivery speed has slowed down.
'International Potato Center and Peru Joint Honorary Day' theme event held at Beijing horticultural expo

'International Potato Center and Peru Joint Honorary Day' theme event held at Beijing horticultural expo

September 02, 2019
People visit the garden of International Potato Center during the "International Potato Center and Peru Joint Honorary Day" theme event held as part of the Beijing International Horticultural Exhibition in Yanqing District in Beijing.
Chinese potato price runs high because of typhoon Lekima

Chinese potato price runs high because of Typhoon Lekima

August 20, 2019
Typhoon Lekima landed on Chinese shores last weekend. The typhoon caused destruction in several Chinese cities. Shouguang was one of the areas affected most by the extreme weather conditions.
The 'Potato of the Future' Climate - Smarter and Healthier

The 'Potato of the Future' Climate - Smarter and Healthier

July 08, 2019
The potato of the future will be more drought tolerant and disease resistant, more environmentally sustainable and climate smart, and meet the needs of producers and consumers.

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