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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.
Potato Cyst Nematodes threaten crop in Kenya
A survey done in 20 counties in Kenya released earlier this month, shows that Potato Cyst Nematode infestation has reached 80 to 100 per cent in some of the potato growing areas.
HZPC´s uitbetalingsprijs overstijgt verwachtingen
HZPC Holland bv heeft de definitieve uitbetalingsprijs voor zijn Nederlandse pootaardappel-pool over Oogst 2016 vastgesteld op € 34,40 per 100 kilo.
Quebec eyes seed potato export to Latin America and Caribbean
A couple of seed potato companies from Quebec, together with the Centre de Recherche Les Buissons (CRLB) have started an initiative to export high quality seed potatoes to Latin America and the Caribbean.
After surviving Mars conditions, Potatoes will be grown on the Moon
As part of their Lunar exploration in 2018, Chinese scientists will take an 18x16 cm cylinder to the surface of the moon and see if potato seeds can grow there in this containerized mini-ecosystem (Courtesy: 163.com)
Thursday, June 15, 2017
El cultivo de la papa en Venezuela estaría desapareciendo
La situación para los productores estaría impulsando la desaparición del cultivo de la dieta nacional. De 17.000 hectáreas habilitadas para cultivar papa, sólo 6.000 están sembradas.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
New Zealand get's its own brand of low carb potatoes: 'Lotatoes™'
In New Zealand, produce company T&G is launching a new brand of low carb potatoes with the memorable name 'Lotatoes'.
Crean comité de seguimiento de la producción de papa semilla (Buenos Aires)
En la sede del Ministerio de Agroindustria de la provincia de Buenos Aires, en La Plata, se llevó adelante una nueva reunión de la Mesa Provincial de la Papa en la que quedó constituido el Comité de Seguimiento de la Producción de la Papa Semilla, en la zona diferenciada.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017