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St Elizabeth farmers (Jamaica) quadruple cultivation of Irish potatoes
Farmers in St Elizabeth, Jamaica, have increased cultivation of Irish potatoes more than four times over as the Government strives to meet the local demand of 15 million kilogrammes per year.
Mesh cover highly effective at keeping pests off potatoes, Lincoln University researchers find
In New Zealand, a team of Lincoln University researchers is impressed with the results from a trial of a mesh cover that is used to protect potato crops from insect pests.
Potato Processors in Kenya contract 23,000 farmers to meet consumer demand
Some 23,000 farmers in 13 potato-producing counties in Kenya have signed contracts with various potato processing companies in the country to buy the produce to supply enough food to consumers.
Potatoes to take root in Cambodia, starting in Mondulkiri
Cambodia’s eastern Mondulkiri province will become the country’s first hub for potato growing after a successful pilot project, according to Cheang Hong of the Potato Research Center at the Royal University of Agriculture
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
PotatoEurope 2017 turns things around for easier access and more space
Anyone travelling to PotatoEurope in Emmeloord by car on 13 and 14 September 2017 will have much more convenient access to the event than in previous years.
La agricultura orgánica debería incluir la papa genéticamente modificada con resistente al tizón tardío
El Reglamento de la UE sobre la agricultura orgánica no permite el uso de organismos genéticamente modificados (OGM).Pero..... puede distinguirse un cultivo de papa cisgenico de un cultivo de papa que es el resultado de la producción convencional?
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
APPAPA Peru: 2017 Potato Production in Peru comparable to last year
Peru's National Association of Potato Growers and Derivatives (APPAPA Peru) estimates the 2017 potato production in Peru will be 40,000 tonnes, a volume comparable to the production last year..
Saturday, February 18, 2017