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Efforts to eradicate damaging nematodes in infected Idaho potato fields progressing
Progress is being made eradicating the microscopic potato cyst nematodes that have been threatening Idaho’s $900 million potato industry the last decade, according to the latest update by USDA-APHIS.
Europatat Congress 2017 confirms new high level speakers!
The organizers of the Europatat 2017 Congress in Antwerp from 15 to 17 June announce the addition of a number of high level speakers to the programme
Thursday, April 20, 2017
First large-scale Solynta Hybrid seed potato trials highly successful
Potato breeder Solynta started a potato revolution nearly ten years ago: to develop and apply new breeding technologies to convert potatoes into a hybrid crop. A 'large' trial of the first experimental hybrids took place last season.
US Potato Growers offer Trump suggestions to improve NAFTA
The National Potato Council (NPC) has sent a letter to President Trump with suggestions how the NAFTA agreement can be improved to benefit the potato trade.
Guarding against Dickeya
With clean seed potatoes recognized as the best defense against this new blackleg-causing pathogen, the demand for Dickeya testing is growing fast.
New Webcast helps Potato Growers avoid devastating Powdery Scab Outbreaks
Powdery scab is a potato disease that is difficult to manage and under certain environmental conditions powdery scab can be potentially devastating to susceptible potato varieties.
España: El Gobierno trabaja para que la papa canaria reingrese en la UE
La ministra de Agricultura y Pesca, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente, Isabel García Tejerina, ha asegurado que espera concluir las negociaciones con la Unión Europea para que esta acepte el protocolo desarrollado en Canarias para la eliminación de la polilla guatemalteca y permita de nuevo la exportación de la patata canaria fuera de las islas, incluido el resto del territorio nacional.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Descartan que la bacteria Candidatus Liberibacter ataque a la papa española
Un estudio realizado por investigadores del Centro Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) descarta que la enfermedad causada por la bacteria "Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum" (Lso) -que ya ha producido "importantes pérdidas económicas" en zanahoria y apio- pueda afectar a la papa.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017