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How to measure if a potato is PEF-treated just right?
In Pulsed Electric Field Treatment of potato, the treatment intensity needs to be monitored to optimize process performance and product yield. So how can that be done?
Range of potato experiments underway at Maine Research Farm (Aroostook)
Farmers, researchers and members of the public gathered at the University of Maine’s Aroostook Research Farm in Presque Isle last Wednesday to learn about the latest in potato research.
Potato Processing company J.R. Simplot acquires license for CRISPR-CAS9 gene editing technology
J.R. Simplot has acquired a license for CRISPR-Cas9 and related gene editing tools. This provides Simplot with another avenue to add desirable traits to fruits and vegetables, including potatoes.
ARS scientists streamline process to introduce multiple genes - as is required to make potatoes resistant to late blight
Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists in Albany, California, have found a way to streamline the process that scientists use to insert multiple genes into a crop plant. Simplot is planning to use it to introduce multiple genes into potatoes to make them resistant to late blight
Chinese scientists prevent potato sprouting with hydrophobic nano silicsa
Chinese scientists have developed a new method to prevents the sprouting of potatoes: Hydrophobic nano silica
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Forty years of partnership between Belgium and the CIP
The Belgian Development Cooperation has been working with the International Potato Centre (CIP) in developing countries since the 1970s. The aim is to support the research and training required to improve the production of potatoes and sweet potatoes, as well as other root vegetables and tubers.
Do some potato-growing soils suppress powdery scab?
A research project in New Zealand is determining if different field soils affect development of powdery scab on potatoes, and whether soil physical, chemical and/or biological characteristics influence this important potato disease.
World Potato Congress highlights scientific advances
Tubers were the talk of the town in Cusco, Peru during the week of May 27, when the 10th World Potato Congress (WPC) and the 28th Congress of the Latin American Potato Association (ALAP) were held together for the first time.