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Colombia: Equipo que aplica plaguicidas a cultivos de papa recibe patente
La invención, desarrollada por la Universidad Nacional de Colombia (U.N.), aplica plaguicidas convencionales y biológicos por debajo del suelo para controlar el gusano blanco y la polilla guatemalteca, dos de las plagas más comunes en estos cultivos.
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Ten million investment announced for potato processing plant in Kenya
Switzerland-based New Ventures, through its food and beverage subsidiary Kingdom Foods has announced plans to set up a potato processing factory in Kenya, to be located in Elgeyo-Marakwet.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Los productores chilenos ahora pueden comprar y vender papa por internet
Papaonline.cl es un sitio abierto y gratuito, que busca apoyar y aumentar la competitividad del sector papa, y que lleva a productores sin distinciones, a formar parte de una comunidad seria y en contacto potencial no sólo con la cadena comercial nacional, sino también internacional.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
AVR launches trailed Ceres 450 combined potato planter
Now that the potato planting season is upon us, we have a newcomer in the field. Potato machine manufacturer AVR is launching the trailed Ceres 450 combined potato planter.
Gambia Lifts Ban on Import of potatoes
President Adam Barrow has lifted a ban on the import of onions and potatoes into the West-African country Gambia.
Gangwish and Moss Appointed to Lead Potatoes USA Research Committee
Steve Gangwish of Watertown, South Dakota and Dan Moss of Declo, Idaho were appointed to the Potatoes USA Executive Committee on March 16, 2017
United States Potato Stocks Up 6 percent from April 2016
The 13 major potato States held 133 million cwt of potatoes in storage April 1, 2017, up 6 percent from April 1, 2016.
Variety screening reveals potatoes with resistance to zebrachip disease
The Texas A&M AgriLife Research plant pathology team intentionally infected potato plants with psyllids positive with the bacterium that causes zebra chip disease, in order to identify promising germplasm in the battle against the disease plaguing the US potato industry for the past 15 years.