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Farmers in Tanzania benefit from more resilient potato varieties
Situated in the Northeast of Tanzania, the district of Lushoto is part of the so called highlands of Tanzania where potatoes are traditionally grown. Due to heat and lack of resilient potato varieties, farmers would often lose all the crop.
Potatoes may be able to grow on Mars, a first simulation under Martian conditions suggests
The International Potato Center (CIP) launched a series of experiments to discover if potatoes can grow under Mars atmospheric conditions and thereby prove they are also able to grow in extreme climates on Earth. The first results are positive!
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Method developed to predict root mass of shrubs may be helpful for potato crop as well
Scientists at Cornell University have developed an electric capacitance measurement that is able to predict the root mass of shrubs and trees. What's more, they hint it may helpful for tubers and root crops as well
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Latin America loses up to 20% of its potato to the drought
Several experts on potato crops stated in Panama that global warming destroyed between 10% and 20% of Latin America's annual potato production and that it had become the main threat faced by this crop, even more than late blight, an aggressive fungus that affects this crop.
Cambio climático destruye 20% del cultivo anual de papa en Latinoamérica
El calentamiento global destruye entre el 10 % y el 20 % de la producción anual de papa en América Latina y se ha convertido en la principal amenaza que enfrenta este cultivo, por encima incluso de un agresivo hongo conocido como tizón tardío, coincidieron hoy varios expertos en Panamá.
Monday, August 22, 2016
Weather Continues to Devastate Potato Crops in Northeast North Dakota
The heart of "Potato Country" in northeast North Dakota was devastated by baseball size hail that lasted up to 35 minutes last Tuesday night.
Blanching Equipment Specialist DTS started construction of a new building
Dutch Blanching Equipment Specialist DutchTecSource B.V. (DTS) is Expanding. On the current premises next to the two existing buildings, a brand new building will arise.
Innovación científica del CIP hará posible cultivar papa ahorrando agua
Permitirá cultivar papa en zonas áridas con uso efectivo del agua y manteniendo productividad.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016