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Gujarat's Banaskantha now top potato producing district in India
Gujarat's Banaskantha district has mashed Agra (Uttar Pradesh) in potato production, taking the No. 1 rank in India.
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Potato farmers in Tanzania get recommendation to use Mechanization
In a bid to increase yields of Irish potatoes production in Tanzania, Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzanians (SAGCOT) has introduced a new system where its growers are encouraged to use modern tilling tractors in its pilot study areas.
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Estudiante desarrolla el primer modelo computacional del metabolismo de la papa común
La tesis laureada de Maestría en Ingeniería Bioinformática de Kelly Botero Orozco desarrolló un modelo computacional que representa el metabolismo de la papa común durante la evolución de la enfermedad del tizón tardío o gota de la papa.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Late blight resistant potato variety Sarpo Mira gaining popularity in Bangladesh
The potato variety Sarpo Mira, highly resistant to late blight, is getting popular among farmers in the main potato-growing areas of Bangladesh, according to both farmers and officials.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Lutosa invests in Burgmetaal lifting tools to facilitate handling of VFFS bag forming shoulders
Belgian metalworking specialist Burgmetaal has installed 20 lifting systems at Lutosa to facilitate the handling and exchange of the (bag) forming shoulders for the VFFS packaging machines.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
PotatoEurope 2017 – Precision farming in practice
With seven months still to go, 50 percent of the exhibition space at PotatoEurope 2017 – the trade show dedicated to the entire potato chain – has already been sold. The theme of this year’s edition – ‘Potatoes feed & meet the world’ – is linked to the potato’s huge potential to feed the world’s growing population.
Discovery of Potato Psyllids in Western Australia a serious blow to the industry
Potato producers in south-west Western Australia say the detection of the potato psyllid (Bactericera cockerelli) is a "serious blow" to their industry. The detection of the psyllid may put national and international exports in jeopardy.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Final countdown to make potato stores in the UK are CIPC compliant
Time is rapidly running out to make sure potato stores in the United Kingdom comply with new rules on using chlorpropham (CIPC), which require the sprout suppressant to be applied using “active recirculation” at new lower rates.