Restrain sprout suppressor approved in Germany
July 09, 2020
The German Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL) has approved the ethylene-based sprout suppressor Restrain as a safe crop protection product with immediate effect. The approval applies to the treatment of potatoes (for both domestic consumption and starch production), onions, garlic, shallots, propagating material, and tomatoes.
Eduardo Arroyo, presidente asociación de productores de patata de Castilla y León
July 06, 2020
Ahora que ya se ve en el horizonte el inicio de la campaña de patata de Castilla y León, incluso en algunas zonas ya se han comenzado a 'quemar' las parcelas, parece el momento oportuno para analizar la situación del sector con Eduardo Arroyo, presidente de la asociación de productores en esta comunidad autónoma.
Parcela sembrada de patatas en Cantalpino
July 06, 2020
Las inusuales bajas temperaturas de junio merman el crecimiento óptimo del tubérculo
La patata 'Beltza', de color púrpura, posee un elevado contenido en compuestos antioxidantes beneficiosos para la salud.
June 29, 2020
La nueva variedad es de gran calidad para su utilización en restauración, envasada al vacío o cocida lista para consumir.
Low-tech tool helps fight potato late blight
June 29, 2020
The International Potato Center (CIP), in partnership with research and development institutions in Ecuador and Peru, has developed a low-tech tool to help farmers optimize fungicide's use.
From 'ridge' to 'bed' – the next step in HZPC potato innovation
June 25, 2020
Increasing food security in areas that are hard to access. This is one of the ideas behind an important potato innovation by HZPC: hybrid potato breeding.
Flandre Pomme de Terre - Sentinel II - processing line
June 24, 2020
This is the story of a family farm in the North of France, handed down from father to sons some twenty years ago. Over two decades, the sons have earned a fine reputation in the washed potato business.
Under COVID, food systems in Latin America are looking inward for support
June 19, 2020
Scientists at the International Potato Center (CIP) are shifting their focus to the long-term effects of COVID-19 to anticipate and understand how food systems may be impacted in the coming years.
Patatas de Santa Margalida, España
June 15, 2020
La zona noreste de Mallorca es conocida por la producción de patata. Aunque es más conocida la de sa Pobla y Muro, a pocos kilómetros del mar, en la finca de Santa Eulàlia, en Can Picafort, hay una considerable extensión de éste cultivo, terreno que gestiona desde hace cuatro años la empresa Agrime (socia de Agroilla).
European potato industry rejects Australian farmers' dumping fears
June 12, 2020
European potato farmers and processors have pushed back against Australian claims they are about to dump subsidized frozen chips from a coronavirus-caused glut into the Antipodean market.
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