In-depth video: Markers and models for an increased potato yield

Markers and models for an increased potato yield

When it comes to potato cultivation, yield is of great importance. Therefore, any research focusing on increasing yields in potatoes creates high expectations.

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PotatoWorld video impression: Drip irrigation in Poland

Dronefoto Project Dripirrigatie Polen

When visiting Poland, where cultivating potatoes has been a major challenge in recent years, PotatoWorld magazine made a video impression about drip irrigation.

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British Potato 2022 Show Directory now available online

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BP201 organisers report strong demand to see industry developments at first hand.

The Show Directory for this year’s British Potato trade show in Harrogate, UK, is now available online.

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Four potato research projects awarded $2.6 million USDA-NIFA grants

Potato Research projects awarded grants
Michigan State University’s Development of Multipurpose Potato Cultivars with Enhanced Quality, Disease and Pest Resistance – North Central Region 2021-23 project was awarded $796,725.

NIFA recently awarded four Potato Research grants as part of their Special Research Grants program.

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CIP to release almost completely late blight resistant potato variety

Mariluz Cárdenas, a farmer living near Huancayo, holding tubers of the CIP-Matilde potato variety
‘Late blight is a big problem in my area. Farmers who have the money apply a lot of fungicide, but those of us who have to do without them maybe won’t harvest anything,’ says Mariluz Cárdenas, a farmer living near Huancayo, holding tubers of the CIP-Matilde potato variety. Photo: CIP/J Huanai

As CIP prepares to release a potato variety with almost complete resistance to late blight, Peruvian farmers will soon have a new option for dealing with this devastating disease.

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The potato variety of the future is more resistant, sustainable and most of all robust

Potato variety of the future

During the Potato Variety Days 2021 from November 3-5, breeding companies and seed potato trading houses present their most promising varieties.

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Wageningen University produces kerosene from potato waste streams

Photo Renco Beunis SkyNRG edited
Photo: Renco Beunis, SkyNRG

Wageningen University & Research (WUR) and its partners have developed a new type of aviation fuel, produced using potato waste streams.

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Insight in potato crop development during extreme weather conditions

A Belgian project is gaining insight in potato crop development and quality during extreme weather conditions.
Some 500 smart sensors were installed in 295 potato fields spread over Flanders.

A Belgian project is gaining insight in potato crop development and quality during extreme weather conditions.

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HZPC introduces online potato calculator to create sustainability awareness

With the introduction of an online potato calculator, HZPC wants to create awareness about the various sustainability topics in potato varieties.

With the introduction of an online potato calculator, HZPC wants to create awareness about the various sustainability topics in potato varieties.

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New potato based alternative for dairy based foods on the way

Potato based dairy alternative

New player in the growing market for plant-based foods The Simple Root recently announced its UK-launch of potato based dairy alternative later this year.

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