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Research into sustainable management practices to increase fertilizer efficiency receives support from the Canadian Government
The government of Canada last week announced a $1.8 million investment in a research project at the University of British Columbia that includes the development of beneficial management practices for increasing the efficiency of fertilizer use in potatoes.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
J.R. Simplot partners with Iden Biotechnology in a search for genes to enhance nutritional properties of the potato
Iden Biotechnology - a Spanish biotechnology company - and J.R. Simplot Company, a potato processor and developer and marketer of Innate® Potatoes, recently entered into an agreement to explore the potential for nutritional enrichment of the potato.
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Potato researchers gather in Maine to find a solutions for the Blackleg disease
Researchers from all over the world were in Bangor for the '2017 Dickeya and Pectobacterium Summit', organized by the University of Maine Extension.
High hopes for potatoes in Cambodia
With the first large harvest of potatoes in Cambodia expected next year, months of research in the highlands of Mondulkiri province show the country’s soil and climate are well-suited for growing certain varieties.
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Levity CropScience plans to present at BP 2017 how their products increased potato yield
Levity CropScience, a UK based company specialized in 'smart fertilizers' has announced it will reveal industry changing research at BP2017 on how their products have increased potato yields by at least €1000 per hectare in farms across Europe.
Sunday, October 29, 2017
Penn State Students help Sterman Masser Potato Farms find New Potato Products
Penn State Ag Sciences students are in the trenches with Sterman Masser Potato Farms to find new and convenient potato products
Friday, October 27, 2017
First field trial with GM Maris Piper resistant to late blight went brilliantly
A genetically-modified (GM) Maris Piper designed to resist the devastating plant disease late blight has worked “brilliantly” during the first year of field trials, according to scientists of The Sainsbury Laboratory (TSL)
Zebra chip pathogen found in Western Canada for the first time
For the first time, evidence of the zebra chip pathogen has been found in potato fields in southern Alberta, but the University of Lethbridge’s Dr. Dan Johnson cautions against panic.
Monday, October 23, 2017