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Potato Varieties and Seed

Potato Varieties and Seed

Fiji potato farmers plant  locally grown seed for the first time.
In Fiji, the Ministry of Agriculture is working closely with farmers around the country who are interested in potato farming. This year will be the first year farmers will be planting the locally obtained seeds.
La papa holandesa entra al mercado argentino
Después de años de negociaciones, recientemente se ha abierto la frontera de Argentina a los mini tubérculos de los Países Bajos.
Thursday, July 20, 2017
This Dewulf potato harvester harvests Puikula near the Arctic Circle
A 22-year-old Dewulf R3000S 2-row, self-propelled potato harvester, harvests recently in the Finnish Lapland. The machine harvests 70 km south of the Arctic Circle and is the most northern Dewulf harvester in the world.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Simplot wants to sell food products from GM Potatoes in Australia and New Zealand
JR Simplot has applied at FSANZ for approval to export genetically modified potato products into Australia and New Zealand. Unclear is what type of products this is about, but unprocessed potatoes can not be imported.
Brexit may pose challenges for Scottish Seed Potato Exporters
Seed potato growers for the United Kingdom who have been confident that crucial trade with Egypt and other non-EU markets would not be disrupted by Brexit may be in for a shock.
New Russet varieties - Castle Russet and Echo Russet will help US potato industry meet more stringent regulation
Two recently released new Russet varieties - Castle Russet and Echo Russet - should help the potato industry in the Pacific Northwest cope with more stringent regulations on soil fumigants
Making a potato variety heat tolerant could be as simple as switching a single gene
Scientists have identified a version of a single gene involved in the heat stress response that is more active in potato types that can tolerate high temperature, potentially providing potato breeders a tool to make potato varieties less vulnerable to increased temperature.
Presentan guía para selección participativa de variedades de papa con perspectiva de género
Profesionales y técnicos interesados en metodologías y procesos de selección participativa de variedades de papa cuentan desde el 22 de junio con una nueva guía que les permitirá complementar los procedimientos de evaluación que se requieren antes de poner a disposición del mercado semilla de la variedad seleccionada.
Thursday, June 22, 2017