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Potato Varieties and Seed

Irish potato farmers upbeat as government moves to address seed shortage
In Rwanda, the Ministry of Agriculture and partners have pledged to establish modern seed potato warehouses and greenhouses to ensure the supply of quality seed potatoes.
World Potato Congress highlights scientific advances
Tubers were the talk of the town in Cusco, Peru during the week of May 27, when the 10th World Potato Congress (WPC) and the 28th Congress of the Latin American Potato Association (ALAP) were held together for the first time.
AHDB Potatoes explores Cuba as export destination
AHDB Potatoes is encouraging seed potato producers to consider Cuba as an export destination after recent meetings with Government officials in the country.
Guatemala Lifts U.S. State Origin Restrictions
Fresh and seed potatoes from all US states are now permitted entry into Guatemala, a welcome expansion of market access from only one state (Idaho) four years ago.
Pinto Gold: a new Gourmet Potato Variety released by UMaine
The University of Maine has released a new gourmet potato variety, Pinto Gold.
Perú: Papa “Kawsay” ingresó comercialmente al mercado
La nueva variedad de papa entraría en una categoría de súper alimento porque tiene índices superiores de hierro y zinc en comparación con las otras variedades comerciales modernas.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Científico mexicano desarrolla micro papas en laboratorio
Son microtubérculos que serán utilizados como semillas para la siembra de papa. De esta forma, se reduce la inversión del productor y le permite utilizarlos en cualquier época del año.
Preparation for Potato Europe 2018 well underway
Preparations for this year's PotatoEurope exhibition are progressing well, with planting now complete at the event venue, Rittergut Bockerode farm, near Hanover in Germany