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Dutch agronomists help farmers in Myanmar boost their potato yield
Agricultural specialists from the Netherlands are helping potato farmers in Shan State, Myanmar. But not everyone is on board.
Unlawful use of farm-saved seed potatoes in Belgium leads to large fine and damage compensation
The Antwerp Court of Appeal has sentenced a farmer in the Belgian province of Antwerp to pay a large fine and damage compensation to Breeders Trust for not reporting his acreage farm saved seed for the varieties Asterix and Fontane which are protected under Plant Breeders’ Rights.
En España desarrollan papas con alto potencial de valor añadido
El Instituto Vasco de Investigación y Desarrollo Agrario, NEIKER-Tecnalia, ha llevado a cabo avances en la mejora genética de patata con el objetivo de obtener variedades con elevados niveles de compuestos bioactivos (antocianinas, fenoles y carotenoides totales), así como capacidad antioxidante beneficiosas para la salud, adaptadas a nuestras condiciones de cultivo.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Doomsday? Svalbard Seed Vault flooded, threatened by Climate Change
Recent flooding of the global seed vault in Svalbard caused a stir, since it was designed to last forever. Luckily all seeds (including several thousand potato seeds) are OK, but already adaptations to the vault may be needed to deal with climate change.
Panamá empieza a producir su propia semilla de papa
Con la aplicación de técnicas avanzadas en los laboratorios del Instituto de Investigación Agropecuaria de Panamá (Idiap) se logró producir semilla de papa nacional, la cual se llevó a los productores de Tierras Altas y se obtuvo la primera cosecha comercial de papa.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Value HZPC certificates again increases by the maximum amount
The value of the certificate of share of HZPC Holding B.V., the world leader in potato breeding and seed potato trade, is determined on € 165.65 at the bi-annual stock trading day. This means again a maximum increase of the value of 10% and it brings the market value to € 129.8 million.
Genetically engineered potatoes approved for Maine
With little fanfare, the Maine Board of Pesticides Control unanimously approved on Friday morning the registration of three new types of genetically engineered potatoes that have been developed by Simplot Plant Sciences.
Honduras no seguiría importando semilla de papa
Con apoyo de China, Taiwán, Honduras pretende revertir la dependencia de las importaciones en cultivos agrícolas, como la papa, ya que solo en semilla representa una fuga de divisas de 130 millones de lempiras.
Sunday, May 14, 2017