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Potato Cooperative Agrico celebrates the start of the construction of its 'Quality Centre'
Potato cooperative Agrico has celebrated the start of the construction work of its 'Quality Centre' to monitor the quality and vitality of its potato varieties.
Saturday, February 17, 2018
Genome of the Colorado Potato Beetle studied as a model species for agricultural pest
The Colorado potato beetle is notorious for its role in starting the pesticide industry - and for its ability to resist the insecticides developed to stop it. Now scientists have sequenced the beetle’s genome, probing its genes for clues to its surprising adaptability.
AHDB PCN Calculator to be improved with new scenarios and more data on the resistance and tolerance of potato varieties
A research project aims to improve the accuracy of the ‘AHDB Potatoes potato cyst nematode (PCN) pallida calculator’ which is currently used as an educational forecasting tool for potato growers in the United Kingdom.
Proyecto chileno busca eliminar los pesticidas en la agricultura
Por primera vez se busca utilizar microorganismos presentes en diversos cultivos para generar bíoproductos naturales que tengan relaciones beneficiosas con el cultivo.
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Avebe Innovation Centre leads to New Partnership
Avebe's Innovation Centre reached its highest point early December. The new premises will be housing the Innovations, Sales and Marketing departments. Space will also be made for start-ups in the agrofood sector under the name: Innolab Biobased Economy.
Thursday, January 18, 2018
When pests graze certain potatoes, yields double
When some Colombian potato varieties are lightly grazed by a pest, the plants respond by growing larger tubers, at times doubling their yields. Researchers see an opportunity and want to know more...
Lunchtime is over for the Colorado potato beetle
Chemicals in the leaves of potato plants, produced naturally by the plant, may hold the key to a new way to control Colorado potato beetles - a major pest for potato growers.
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Honduras comparte resultados de investigaciones sobre raíces y tubérculos
La Secretaría de Agricultura y Ganadería (SAG) colocó a disposición de los usuarios, una colección de resultados de estudios realizados sobre varios cultivos, entre ellos, algunas raíces y tubérculos.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018