World Potato Congress Webinar - 'Introducing the World Potato Congress in Ireland' presented by Liam Glennon
January 04, 2022
In preparation for the World Potato Congress being held from May 30 to June 2, 2022 in Dublin, Ireland, Liam Glennon, Chairperson of the Local Organising Committee, Irish Potato Federation.
Fighting late blight: what does it take to bring a resistant potato variety to market?
October 27, 2021
Seed breeders work closely with potato growers to develop desirable agronomic traits, and with the wider supply chain for those crucial characteristics such as dry matter distribution, sugar formation, and storability.
Waitrose Signs Up To the Robust Potato Pledge for Organic Potatoes
October 19, 2021
Waitrose and Partners is set to be the first major retailer to sign up to The UK Robust Potato Pledge, which will see the group move away from the use of copper-based fungicides on organic fresh potatoes in order to combat late blight Phytophthora.
The Future of Food is Wild: The story behind the CIP-Matilde potato variety
October 14, 2021
Climate change is making it harder for farmers to grow enough food to feed their families. A new potato variety called CIP-Matilde, developed by the International Potato Center (CIP) with support from the Crop Trust.
Identification of Elite Potato Clones with Resistance to Late Blight Through Participatory Varietal Selection in Peru
August 26, 2021
Potato is the most important crop in Peru and late blight is the main disease affecting the crop. However, new varieties that are resistant to late blight often lack other traits that farmers and consumers prefer.