September 14, 2023 | News
Origin of novel broad resistance to late blight found in wild potato relatives
To understand the mechanisms of late blight resistance of potatoes better, researchers of Wageningen University & Research together with their colleagues in Tübingen and Norwich have taken an important step. Their research has been published in the renowned scientific journal Science.
June 05, 2023 | Blogs
How climate change affects nematodes in potato cultivation
Potato cyst nematodes originate in the Andes in South America and were first found in North Germany in the first decades of the 20th century. Hence the name of the golden nematode Globodera rostochiensis, after Rostock, a city in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania in the North of Germany. The Gross Lüsewitz Potato Collection Genebank of the Leibniz…
May 22, 2023 | Blogs
How climate change affects bacteria in potatoes
Bacteria spread across the world with the seed tubers mainly. Soft rot bacteria (Pectobactetrium spp. and Dickeya solani) are present in most growing environments although not both species and their subspecies appear everywhere. The pathotypes P. wasabi and S. solani for instance are new strains in parts of Europe introduced from other parts of the…
March 17, 2023 | News
Specialists present opportunities of late blight resistant biotech potatoes
On Tuesday March 21, 2023, Dr. Marc Ghislain and Dr. Eric Magembe of the International Potato Center (CIP) will be presenting the World Potato Congress (WPC) webinar on the deployment of late blight resistant biotech potatoes in Africa.
February 24, 2023 | News
Potato tuber blemish diseases central in WPC webinar
On February 28, 2023 at 9.00am Eastern Standard Time, the World Potato Congress Inc. (WPC) presents a webinar by senior potato pathologist Dr. Alison Lees, entitled “Potato Tuber Blemish Diseases: Status and Management”.
January 30, 2023 | Blogs
Diseases occurring in the potato storage
Diseases that occasionally lead to considerable losses during storage include soft rot (Pectobacterium spp.), dry rot (Fusarium spp.), silver scurf (Helminthosporium), late blight (Phytophtora infestans), leak (Pythium) and pink rot (Phytophthora erythroseptica).
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