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Texas A&M Potato Breeding Program targets french fry, chipping, fresh markets

Texas A&M Potato Breeding Program targets french fry, chipping, fresh markets

September 04, 2022
New potato varieties bred by the Texas A&M Potato Breeding Program could enter the french fry market before long, said Isabel Vales, Ph.D., Texas A&M AgriLife potato breeder in the Department of Horticultural Sciences
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Syngenta: How to give your potato crop the strongest possible start

August 24, 2022
As potato growers are working to maximize their yield potential for the 2022 harvest, it's also time to start thinking about maximizing crop potential for the 2023 season.
Chinese Scientists clear up further details of the complex regulation of Potato blight resistance

Chinese Scientists clear up further details of the complex regulation of Potato blight resistance

August 23, 2022
In recent work published in the journal Horticulture Research, researchers from Northeast Agricultural University and Huazhong Agricultural University characterized a negative regulator of late blight resistance in potato.
Potato LEAF Awards 2022-23 Scholarship to Paige Hickman

Potato LEAF Awards 2022-23 Scholarship to Paige Hickman

August 14, 2022
The Potato Leadership, Education, and Advancement Foundation (Potato LEAF) awards its 2022-23 Academic Scholarship to Paige Hickman, a Ph.D. student at University of Idaho, studying plant-parasitic nematodes, insect pests, and diseases of potato.
Ecuador: Se reduce la producción de papa en Tungurahua.

Ecuador: Se reduce la producción de papa en Tungurahua

August 02, 2022
La producción de papa de Tungurahua dejó de abastecer a mercados de otras ciudades desde hace tres años de manera definitiva. La paratrioza fue una de las causas para interrumpir el proceso.
Farmers upbeat about new potato variety

Potato farmers in Rwanda upbeat about new variety

July 26, 2022
Potato farmers have welcomed the government’s on-going trials on the use of agricultural biotechnology in producing a new Irish potato variety resistant to the devastating late blight disease.
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No potato wart found in 5,000 samples tested by CFIA.

No sign of potato wart in 5,000 Prince Edward Island soil samples tested so far

July 23, 2022
With testing completed on 5,000 Prince Edward Island (PEI) soil samples collected by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency from March to June no potato wart has been found.
Seeding the future: Students gain summer experience working MSU seed potato program.

Students gain experience working in MSU's seed potato program

July 16, 2022
Students in tank tops with sunscreen-dotted noses walked down the rows of a potato field, frequently bending over to pluck leaves for sample boxes headed to the MSU potato lab.
Tenerife, España: La Asociación de Desarrollo Rural Icod de los Trigos-San Juan de la Rambla apoya las movilizaciones en defensa de la papa local.

Tenerife, España: La Asociación de Desarrollo Rural Icod de los Trigos-San Juan de la Rambla apoya las movilizaciones en defensa de la papa local

July 10, 2022
La Asociación de Desarrollo Local Icod de los Trigos- San Juan de la Rambla cree que las reuniones y movilizaciones de los agricultores de la isla son tremendamente necesarias para reivindicar un precio justo de nuestra papa, además de propiciar la autonomía de nuestra gente del campo.
Fundamental change in blight strains impacting Irish potato crops.

Fundamental change in blight strains impacting Irish potato crops

June 19, 2022
There is a major displacement of potato-blight strain populations taking place in Ireland at the present time. Speaking on a recent edition of the Tillage Edge podcast.

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