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Dutch experts help Indonesia deal with potato pests
Potato cultivation in the highlands of Indonesia is plagued by a number of pests, including Potato Cyst Nematodes and Phytophthora infestans. Dutch experts help their Indonesian counterparts to find the right approach for control.
Wearable sensor to measure sodium consumption under development
To help monitor salt intake, researchers have developed a flexible and stretchable wireless sensing system designed to be comfortably worn in the mouth to measure the amount of sodium a person consumes.
The next frontier: potato and precision agriculture
Potato cultivation has a number of quirks that make it both a prime candidate for precision agriculture and a little different than other crops
Científicos mejoran rendimiento de las plantas de papa
Investigadores de la Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA) y del Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET) lograron obtener una versión más robusta y con más tubérculos del cultivo.
Sunday, April 29, 2018
Potato Blight Trends in Europe: EuroBlight 2017 Results
The EuroBlight project is examining the ongoing evolution of the potato late blight pathogen (Phytophthora infestans). In 2017, almost 1500 samples from 16 countries in Europe were genotyped. The results indicate that new clones continue to spread.
Saturday, April 14, 2018
McCain Foods Limited makes strategic investment in Vertical Farming
McCain Foods Limited has completed a strategic investment in TruLeaf Sustainable Agriculture, an innovative Canadian agricultural technology company that has developed proprietary indoor vertical farming technology to grow fresh and nutritious leafy greens.
Potato Cooperative Agrico inaugurates its expanded greenhouse facilities
Potato Cooperative Agrico inaugurated its new greenhouse complex at the Agrico Research breeding station last Friday. This was followed by an Open Day on Saturday April 7 at the research station.
Unleashing AI and Big Data on Potatoes - from Mud to French Fries
By analysing potato production data, information systems specialist Professor Wolfgang Maaß and his team want to help farmers and food companies identify potential benefits and optimize their processes.
Wednesday, March 28, 2018