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POTATO EUROPE 2019 Expected to be a Real Success!
The last potatoes were planted at the end of April at PotatoEurope’s demo site and until the end of May the participation demands continued to come in. With less than three weeks to go, time for an update!
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Designing a better low-fat potato chip
Australian researchers have developed a technique to analyze potato chips’ physical characteristics from simulated first bite to swallow, which they say could be used to help formulate a tastier low-fat snack.
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Descubren que las patatas silvestres son claves para aumentar la resistencia
Scientists discover wild potatoes key for stronger spuds.
10 Breakthrough Technologies Can Help Feed the World Without Destroying It
Researchers are developing lower-emissions rice varieties, feed additives and other technological innovations to create a more sustainable food system.
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Cavendish Farms to open Potato Research Centre in Prince Edward Island
Canadian potato processing company Cavendish Farms, a subsidiary of J.D. Irving, announced last week that it will build a new potato research and plant breeding centre in New Annan, Prince Edward Island.
Four 'resistancy' genes in current commercial potato varieties already defeated by Phytophthora Infestans
Recent research at the James Hutton Institute suggests that limited genetic differences in potato lineages has left British and American spuds vulnerable to late blight, the disease that caused the Irish potato famine.
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
WSU Researchers looking at nature itself for help to defend potatoes against threats
WSU plant pathologists Kiwamu Tanaka and Cynthia Gleason are exploring novel approaches to protect the potato crops against nematodes and scab - mobilizing nature itself.
Collaborative discussion between seed potato schemes
On 10 May, a meeting was held between AuSPICA, members of the Tasmanian Certified Seed Potato Scheme (known as TasSeed) and invited industry representatives.