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Online tool to detect blackleg disease in potato using DNA testing has widespread application
Scientists have developed a user-friendly online tool called Uniqprimer, which quickly and automatically designs species-specific DNA tags (also known as primers) for detecting pathogens such as Dickeya dianthicola using DNA testing.
Clinical trial to focus on benefits of potato based resistant starch for healthy kidneys
A study initiated at the University of Manitoba will look into the potential benefits of the consumption of (potato-based) resistant starch on renal (kidneys) health
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Cargill opens a Culinary Experience Hub in Vilvoorde to help customers respond to evolving consumer demand
Investment in Vilvoorde will give customers the opportunity to create new recipes and ingredients with Cargill’s R&D experts in Vilvoorde, Belgium.
Thursday, November 14, 2019
Phytophthora infestans, causing late blight in potatoes, has a virus accomplice
A research team has identified a virus infecting Phytophthora infestans, the pathogen causing late blight in potatoes and tomatoes, that appears to increase the pathogen's ability to cause the disease.
Yield10 Bioscience Signs Research Agreement with J. R. Simplot to Evaluate New Traits to Produce High Yielding, Sustainable Potato Crop
Yield10 Bioscience, Inc. announced that it has signed a research agreement with Boise, Idaho-based J. R. Simplot Company, to evaluate three novel yield traits in potato.
Friday, November 1, 2019
Potato as effective as carbohydrate gels for boosting athletic performance, study finds
Consuming potato puree during prolonged exercise works just as well as a commercial carbohydrate gel in sustaining blood glucose levels and boosting performance in trained athletes, scientists report.
University of Maine has officially opened its new greenhouse
The University of Maine at Presque Isle marked the completion of its state-of-the-art, four-season Zillman Family Greenhouse with an official opening and dedication ceremony on Friday, Sept. 27.
EAPR 2020 call for abstracts
The organizers of the 21st Triennial Conference of the European Association for the Potato Research, Warsaw, Poland, 6-10 July 2020, invite you to submit abstracts of your poster and oral presentation.
Monday, September 23, 2019