Mr Oswell Mharapara
September 29, 2020
The government of Zimbabwe, in conjunction with Kutsaga Research Station has embarked on a seed potato multiplication programme from mini-tuber to commercial seed potato.
The Lingít K'úntsx' variety has been grown by coastal Tlingit for over 200 years
September 29, 2020
The smallest potato from the Carcross/Tagish First Nation garden harvest this year was the size of a pea. The spud might be tiny, but its ancestors travelled a long way to get here. The Lingít K'úntsx', or Tlingit potato, has been grown in Alaska for over 200 years.
Kurdistan's Potato Farmers Protest Cheap, Banned Imports
September 28, 2020
Farmers dumped their potatoes in front of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG)’s agriculture ministry in Erbil on Thursday, protesting banned imports that have pushed their produce out of the market.
Francia: 'Un inicio de campaña centrado en las exportaciones para el mercado de la patata de conservación'
September 28, 2020
La demanda de patatas en el mercado francés es actualmente moderada. De hecho, los operadores están cubiertos con contratos de entregas de cosechas y el consumo sigue siendo relativamente escaso en este inicio de mes de septiembre a nivel nacional.
The National Potato Council of Kenya and Corteva Agriscience have embarked on plans to increase yield among smallholder farmers from 7 tonnes to 20 tonnes per hectare.
September 25, 2020
The partnership targets to introduce new technologies and train smallholder farmers on how to improve potato yields through the use of quality seeds, resilient varieties, disease management and post-harvest management.
Norway expects larger potato harvest this year
September 25, 2020
Test digs in week 35 is cause for optimism among Norwegian potato farmers. Forecasts estimate the national potato harvest to be 15% higher than last year. And 11% higher than the 2002-2019 average.
The plant on the left is untreated and the fungi are clearly visible. The right plant was treated with the acid, the fungus could not cause any damage.
September 25, 2020
Widespread fungal disease in plants can be controlled with a commercially available chemical that has been primarily used in medicine until now. This discovery was made by scientists from Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) and the University of the State of Paraná in Brazil.
Pilot project could make growing potatoes cheaper, more accessible in the North
September 23, 2020
Northern Farm Training Institute will test a range of potato varieties to see which do best in Northern Canada. This pilot project could approved earlier this month could improve food security.
Potato market - Ukraine plans to ban imports from Russia
September 23, 2020
To support domestic potato growing, the Ministry of Economy plans to ban the import of potatoes from Russia, introduce consultations with the phytosanitary service, and introduce state support for processing.
Canadian Potato Crop and Harvest Update September 18, 2020
September 22, 2020
As the first day of fall arrives, the potato crop in Canada is in varying stages of growth and/or harvest. The United Potato Growers of Canada provide an update.
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