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German Potato Breeder Interseed New Shareholder Breeders Trust
The seed potato breeding company Interseed Potatoes GmbH located at Wittmund Germany, recently became the newest shareholder of Breeders Trust.
Saturday, March 25, 2017
US government approved 3 more Simplot GMO potato types for cultivation and sale
The US federal government has given the final OK to three more types of potatoes genetically engineered by Boise’s J.R. Simplot Co. to resist Phytophthora - the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine.
La superficie sembrada con papa en Buenos Aires se redujo en 1.000 hectáreas
Así lo expresó César Rebella, ingeniero del Instituto de Clima y Suelo del INTA Castelar, en la 40ª Fiesta Provincial de la Papa en Comandante Nicanor Otamendi.
Saturday, March 18, 2017
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.
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.
Honduras disminuirá importación de semilla de aguacate y papa
Con la producción local de papa y aguacate el gobierno de la República busca disminuir las importaciones y aumentar las exportaciones de estos productos así como de incidir en la economía de los agricultores a través del fomento del cultivo.
Monday, March 13, 2017
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