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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.
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
Colorado State University to study the spread of pathogens in US potato crops
Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner this week announced that Colorado State University will receive $264,600 in funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to study the spread of pathogens in U.S potato crops.
The science of taste: why you choose fries over broccoli
Most people say that if there is a healthy choice on a menu they will take it. But observations and research show this is generally not the case.
Northwest Potato Research Consortium has awarded grants for 37 regional potato projects
The Northwest Potato Research Consortium recently approved a combined $1.5 million in grant funding to 37 research projects.
The Sainsbury Laboratory received approval for a four-year trial of genetically modified (GM) potatoes
In the United Kingdom, farming minster George Eustice (DEFRA) has approved a four-year trial of genetically modified (GM) potatoes at The Sainsbury Laboratory in Norwich.
Potatoes in the Mediterranean at low risk for infection by Zebra Chip disease.
Despite the fact that the bacteria responsible for zebra chip disease occur in the Mediterranean and cause damage in leek and onions, the risk for transfer to potatoes is low, because of the feeding preferences of the transmitting psyllids in this area.
Gangwish and Moss Appointed to Lead Potatoes USA Research Committee
Steve Gangwish of Watertown, South Dakota and Dan Moss of Declo, Idaho were appointed to the Potatoes USA Executive Committee on March 16, 2017