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Study Provides Evidence on Movement of Potato Famine Pathogen
North Carolina State University research delves into the movement and evolution of the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine in the 1840's - Phytophthora infestans -, which set down roots in the United States before attacking Europe
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.
Late blight detected in a Western Manitoba Potato Crop
Manitoba's first case of late blight for the year was found in a western Manitoba field over the weekend.
Extreme rainfall triggers first cases of potatoes with Phytophthora in The Netherlands
Every once in a while the potato disease Phytophthora crops up in the Netherlands, and this year is no exception. Especially potato farmers in the South of the Netherlands are worried.
Delayed monsoon trouble for potato growers in Hassan, Karnataka
Lack of rain has left potato growers of Hassan - a district in the Southern Indian state of Karnataka in distress.
Saturday, June 18, 2016
 ‘Focus on Potato’ Webinar: Late Blight Management
Late blight is a potentially destructive disease of potato and tomato crops worldwide that can result in significant losses if detected too late, diagnosed incorrectly, or if not treated properly.
The potato disease that changed the world
Potato blight changed Europe and America, and led to widespread deaths and mass emigration. And we’re not rid of it yet. But where did it come from?
Research suggests highland farmers in Panama could start growing potatoes
According to evaluations performed by the Agricultural Research Institute of Panama (IDIAP), the producers in the highland and medium regions of the province of Cocle could start producing potatoes.
Innate Potatoes won't be grown in Canada this year.
Innate Potatoes, a newly-approved, genetically modified potato variety, will not be grown commercially in Canada this year, says Simplot.
New technique accelerates isolation of late blight resistance genes from a wild potato relative
A team of scientists from The Sainsbury Laboratory (TSL) and The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC) have developed a new method to accelerate isolation of plant disease resistance genes and - using their new method - a brand new source of blight resistance genes in Solanum americanum, a wild relative of the potato.