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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.
United Kingdom: January Potato Stocks reach parity with 2016 levels
Potato stock levels in Great Britain at the end of January 2017 were at a similar level as at the same time in 2016, despite a four-year low yield, according an AHDB survey of grower stocks.
Detectan en Chile nuevos focos de nemátodos en cultivos de papas
Durante acciones de vigilancia sanitaria agrícola de rutina, el Servicio Agrícola y Ganadero – SAG – detectó nuevos focos de NEMÁTODOS en siembras de papas ubicadas en la Península de Rilán, comuna de Castro.
Friday, March 17, 2017
Argentina: Arranca la 40° Fiesta Provincial de la Papa de Otamendi
Desde este jueves y hasta el domingo inclusive, con organización del club Círculo Deportivo de esa localidad, se realizarán diferentes exposiciones agrícolas, varios shows artísticos y desfiles tradicionales. Jambao y Kapanga, los shows centrales.
Thursday, March 16, 2017
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.
West Bengal Government to buy potatoes from farmers to stop suicides
A day after a potato farmer allegedly committed suicide after suffering heavy losses, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said the West Bengal govt will purchase 28,000 tonnes of potatoes for government meal programs in health centers and schools
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
New Potato Nutrition Facts Label in the United States
Potatoes USA has developed an updated new Nutrition Facts Label for fresh potatoes to meet updated FDA guidance.