October 24, 2012
Los paperos de Costa Rica temen la entrada de esta enfermedad a su territorio. No es para menos. En Honduras ha ocasionado grandes pérdidas económicas y en Nicaragua ya fue detectada. Se trata de la mancha rayada o zebra chip. La mancha rayada está pr...
October 12, 2012
A bitter feud over plans to import potatoes from New Zealand is escalating, with growers accusing Australia's biosecurity body of fudging the science and lacking the knowledge to prevent a major pest outbreak.
October 11, 2012
South Korea has lifted a ban against Pacific Northwest-grown potatoes used for things like potato chips, but a ban on other fresh potatoes still remains because of a fear over a bacterium known as zebra chip, state officials announced Wednesday during ...
October 07, 2012
The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) of the Australian Government has released a new statement on October 4 regarding the heavily contested proposal (e.g. by AUSVEG) regarding import of potatoes from New Zealand
September 16, 2012
A Senate Inquiry into the importation of fresh potatoes from New Zealand has been praised by the Australian horticulture industry. Last week, Senators Colbeck, Xenophon, Nash, Madigan and McKenzie moved that the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transpor...
September 07, 2012
Furious Tasmanian farmers have warned that the state's potato industry faces ruin if New Zealand imports are allowed.
September 05, 2012
A cartoon portraying Australia's Prime Minister Julia Gillard and senior ministers as children playing a video game has been launched by the potato industry as part of its war to block imports of New Zealand potatoes.
August 28, 2012
Researchers say populations of potato psyllids - vectors of a new crop disease to the region called zebra chip - are growing dramatically in the Columbia Basin.
August 28, 2012
The public debate between AUSVEG and the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) in Australia continues, with AUSVEG querying DAFF’s decision to go ahead with plans in light of South Korea’s decision to suspend imports of US potatoes due to concerns over zebra chip disease.
August 23, 2012
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal &Plant Health Inspection Service is working to provide data to officials in South Korea that it hopes will result in a reversal of a decision to ban potato exports from Oregon, Washington and Idaho.