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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
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.
Estudiante desarrolla el primer modelo computacional del metabolismo de la papa común
La tesis laureada de Maestría en Ingeniería Bioinformática de Kelly Botero Orozco desarrolló un modelo computacional que representa el metabolismo de la papa común durante la evolución de la enfermedad del tizón tardío o gota de la papa.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada: Our potato varieties have something for everyone
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) annually releases 10-15 potato selections. To show these to the Canadian industry, AAFC will hold a Potato Release Open House on February 15, 2017, simultaneously in Fredericton, NB; Guelph, ON; and Lethbridge, AB.
Saturday, February 11, 2017
Reducing Swiss Potato Waste
Worldwide about a third of all food gets lost before it reaches our stomachs. For Swiss potatoes this is even more – half of the total harvest. Which measures can reduce the loss, and what effect do they have?
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Field Peas show promise in Maine Potato Crop Rotation Research
In the search for a third rotation crop for potatoes, trials at the Aroostook Research Farm in Presque Isle are showing some promise for field peas, a crop that once had a successful run in the region until the 1970s.
NIFA Announces $1.85 million for Potato Breeding Research
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced the availability of $1.85 million in funding for regional potato breeding research to support the development of superior-performing varieties that can be brought to market as soon as possible.
The future of the grocery store: Amazon Go?
Earlier this month Amazon introduced its new grocery store concept Amazon Go. Amazon Go is a new kind of store with no checkout required.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016