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True Potato Seed (TPS)

True Potato Seed (TPS)

Collaborative discussion between seed potato schemes
On 10 May, a meeting was held between AuSPICA, members of the Tasmanian Certified Seed Potato Scheme (known as TasSeed) and invited industry representatives.
Ethiopian farmers help researchers select potato varieties that the market demands (Courtesy: CIP)
Potato is important to food security and a cash crop in Ethiopia with high potential to improve the livelihoods of small-scale farmers, who account for 83% of the total population and hold 95% of agricultural land.
Hybrid Potato Breeding company Solynta appoints Charles Miller as Commercial Director
Hybrid Potato Breeding company Solynta announced today that it has appointed Charles Miller as its Commercial Director.
Better and stronger potatoes using hybrid breeding
The potato breeding company Solynta in The Netherlands has successfully produced a hybrid breeding program for potatoes which will allow the rapid selection and turnover of favourable traits, traits which could help feed millions of people worldwide.
KWS and Simplot Form Joint Venture for Hybrid Potato Breeding: Aardevo B.V.
KWS SAAT SE and the J.R. Simplot Company have founded a new joint venture company Aardevo B.V., to deliver top performing potato varieties through hybrid breeding.
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Hybrid potatoes from botanical seeds: an opportunity or a threat?
Typically, potatoes are multiplied by replanting a small potato tuber from last season, causing it to grow a new potato plant. Recently a new method of multiplication is making headlines: true potato seed (TPS) from hybrid potatoes.
Potato Breeder Solynta Secures Strong Financial Backing
Potato breeder Solynta announced the completion of a €16 million series B financing round by new investors Fortissimo Capital and Innovation Industries as well as existing investors.
Solynta's revolutionary hybrid breeding technology protects potato from late blight by multi-resistance
The breeders of Solynta have succeeded in making potato plants insusceptible to the dreaded potato disease Phytophthora infestans, using their revolutionary hybrid breeding technique.