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Wageningen University & Research

January 23, 2024 | News

WUR launches major nematodes research project

Climate change and genetic selection have brought root-knot nematodes further north in Europe and made cyst nematodes more difficult to control. These emerging parasites threaten major crops such as potato. To get a clear picture of the proliferation of novel nematode species and populations and to find appropriate and sustainable solutions to these problems, WUR…

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.

December 21, 2022 | Articles

Farmmaps promotes precision farming with on-farm data

At the end of February, Farmmaps went live: one digital location where the grower can store allhis farm data and consult decision­-supporting modules. This platform takes years of knowledge and experience – built up during the (further) development of its predecessor Akkerweb – to the next level, at home and abroad.

December 21, 2022 | Articles

Potato professor obtains another PhD again: ‘On Processing Potato’

’Anyone interested in potato processing and people who want to learn about an innovative research approach’, are potential readers of his most recent doctoral research, according to Anton Haverkort. On 14 September, Haverkort obtained his doctorate for the second time, this time on an extensive research project on potato processing, entitled: On Processing Potato.

December 21, 2022 | Articles

Maintain Phytophthora resistance for future generations

Phytophthora is a difficult problem to deal with. Especially for organic farming where no synthetic crop protection products may be used, which is why Bionext has labeled a first generation of resistant varieties as ‘Robust’. This sounds promising, but there is still a great danger in this approach. The first generation of resistant varieties is…

November 24, 2021 | News

In-depth video: 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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