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May 19, 2023 | News

World Potato Congress officially adopts Declaration of Dublin

The World Potato Congress (WPC) Inc. announces it has officially adopted the ‘Declaration of Dublin: Fostering Potato Partnerships for Food Security’, through its mission of creating value chain networking within the global potato community.

April 24, 2023 | Blogs

How chlorophyll fluorescence can play a role in potato production water management

In the process of photosynthesis, units of solar radiation (photons) penetrate the leaf, enter the chlorophyll and excite the enzymes in the rubisco. The energy subsequently is used to create energy containing adenosine triphosphate (ATP) by phosphorylating adenosine diphosphate (ADP): ADP + P + energy -> ATP.

April 17, 2023 | Blogs

Understanding the effect of day length on potato tuber growth

The earth moves around the sun in one year. The axis of the earth, however, is not perpendicular to the orbit of the sun. This is the reason why the length of the day—defined as the number of hours that the sun is above the horizon—varies at different locations of the world.

April 10, 2023 | Blogs

How carbon dioxide affects the growth and development of potato plants

Prior to the start of the industrial era, the concentration of carbon dioxide in the air was 280 parts per million, ppm. In the 1970s the concentration was 320 ppm and in 2015 it surpassed 400 ppm (or 0.04 percent).

April 03, 2023 | Blogs

The effect of solar radiation on dry matter accumulation in potatoes

The objective of growing potato is intercepting solar radiation as much as possible during the cycle from planting until crop end (foliage death). Radiation does not affect development through partitioning of dry matter, but affects the accumulation of crop dry matter, crop growth.

March 21, 2023 | Articles

High demand for low-input varieties

To inform visitors about the field of participants at the international Potato Variety Days 2022 in Emmeloord and its surrounding area, PotatoWorld magazine prepared a useful e-book in advance. The editors asked all those who downloaded the free digital book what topics they find most important when it comes to breeding the potato varieties of…

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