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New type of zebra chip disease discovered in potato fields of Oregon
ARS Researchers studied potato tubers from the Klamath Basin in Oregon infected with the causal bacteria of zebra chip disease. They confirmed the presence of the pathogen but did not identify the sample as one of the six known varieties (haplotypes).
Pepsico's 'chief innovator' Mehmood Khan retires; More leadership changes
Pepsico announced today a series of senior leadership changes. Furthermore, Rene Lammers is appointed as new Chief Science officer as Dr. Mehmood Khan, Vice Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer, Global Research and Development is retiring.
Peruvian farmers get help from Belgium to save traditional potato product from climate change
Three Belgian organisations, ILVO, HOGENT and TRIAS help a local Peruvian agricultural cooperative and university to optimize the semi-industrial production of their traditional tuntas - white freeze-dried potatoes (Chuño)
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Potato cooperative Agrico inaugurates Quality Center
Last Friday, potato cooperative Agrico celebrated the official opening of its new quality centre. The centre was built last year behind the company's head office in Emmeloord.
Mukunda Ranjit recognized as the scientist who saved the potato for Nepal
In Nepal, Mukunda Ranjit is recognized by the Kantipur Foundation as Kantipur Icon 2018 in the category Science and Technology for his work to make potatoes virus-free, pioneering this initiative in South Asia.
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Developing sensors for potato farming
Ahmad Al-Mallahi, working at Dalhousie University since October as the McCain Research Chair and assistant professor in the Department of Engineering, is working on sensors and automation to make potato farming smarter.
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Hybrid Potato Breeding company Solynta appoints Charles Miller as Commercial Director
Hybrid Potato Breeding company Solynta announced today that it has appointed Charles Miller as its Commercial Director.
Técnicas modernas de mejoramiento en papa (Curso)
El curso es organizado por el Instituto de Divulgación de Biotecnología Vegetal (IPBO). Va dirigido a estudiantes, investigadores y profesionales del sector público e privado, que estén involucrados en programas locales de mejoramiento de cultivos (papa)
Sunday, February 3, 2019