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Europatat provides an update about potato research project 'ADAPT'

May 07, 2021
Europatat is part of an international consortium involved in the research project ADAPT which aims at developing new strategies to make potatoes fit for the challenging growing conditions of the future.
Blight studies reveal evolution of potato disease in Europe and Asia

Blight studies reveal evolution of potato disease in Europe and Asia

May 03, 2021
Plant scientists at the James Hutton Institute are studying the evolution of late blight in potato by working with industry and research partners to track the distribution and diversity of dominant clones in Europe in 2020
AHDB coordinates potato sprout suppression position paper

AHDB coordinates potato sprout suppression position paper

April 23, 2021
The British potato industry remains in a state of great uncertainty and at significant risk of crop wastage and economic failure as a result of minimal progress on the availability of suitable sprout suppression chemistry.
Local mayor kicks off potato planting season for PotatoEurope 2021

Local mayor kicks off potato planting season for PotatoEurope 2021

April 19, 2021
On the third Thursday of April, the first potatoes for the PotatoEurope harvesting demonstrations were planted under ideal weather conditions. By pressing the start button, acting mayor of Noordoostpolder Jan Westmaas sent autonomous implement carrier Robotti on its way to plant the first potato.
AHDB appoints Tim Rycroft as CEO

AHDB appoints Tim Rycroft as CEO

April 02, 2021
Tim, currently Chief Operating Officer of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), will take up his position at the Stoneleigh-based levy board on 31 August 2021, replacing Jane King. During the intervening period, the interim AHDB CEO will be Ken Boyns, AHDB Chief Finance, and Operations Officer.
Preparations for PotatoEurope 2021 trial fields in Lelystad have started

Preparations for PotatoEurope 2021 trial fields in Lelystad have started

April 02, 2021
The PotatoEurope organization has started preparing the potato trial fields at the event location near the central Dutch city of Lelystad.
La palabra patata y lo que nos cuenta sobre nuestra historia

La palabra patata y lo que nos cuenta sobre nuestra historia

March 29, 2021
Evidentemente, la patata es una excusa, aunque una poco inocente. Por muy insignificante que nos pueda parecer, la patata ocupa un lugar significativo en el mundo culinario y es, además, un alimento de gran importancia histórica.
Albert Schirring, Strategy Lead Vegetables & Potato, Bayer AG

World Potato Congress Webinar: 'Late Blight: 175 years of experience. What have we learned? An update.' by Albert Schirring

March 24, 2021
The World Potato Congress is very pleased to present its next webinar on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 with Albert Schirring, Strategy Lead Vegetables & Potato, Bayer AG.
Potato Europe 2021 trade show theme resonates: 'What's Now, What's New and What's the Future'

Potato Europe 2021 theme resonates: 'What's Now, What's New and What's the Future'

March 01, 2021
With the event theme 'What's Now, What's New and What's the Future', PotatoEurope 2021 promises to provide insight into current developments in the potato industry as well as a look at the future of the sector.
New resistance genes against late blight were identified in a close relative of the potato, Solanum americanum

Late blight resistance genes identified in potato relative Solanum americanum

February 22, 2021
An international team of researchers has struck an important blow in the ongoing evolutionary arms race with the notorious potato disease late blight (Phytophthora infestans).

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