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Wageningen University & Research

November 24, 2021 | Articles

HIP searches for 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. This is also observed by Dr Christian Bachem, who is researching Markers And Models for Yield (MAMY) as part of the Holland Innovative Potato (HIP) project.

October 22, 2021 | News

Wageningen University produces kerosene from potato waste streams

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

September 23, 2021 | Articles

Wageningen University scientists solve mystery: ‘This is how Phytophthora infestans invades plants’

In a unique collaboration, plant pathologists, cell biologists and physicists from Wageningen University & Research (WUR) have found the answer to the question of how the notorious Phytophthora infestans pathogen finds its way through the outer protective layer on the leaves of agricultural crops.

September 23, 2021 | Articles

Professor Richard Visser (WUR): ‘Growth of EU organic area without gene editing will definitely result in decreasing crop yields’

In a recently published manifesto, agricultural scientists in the European Union call for the admission of new breeding techniques such as gene editing in European organic farming. This may seem like handing a vegetarian a sausage and saying that it is essential for his or her health, but Professor Richard Visser, one of the authors,…

July 23, 2021 | News

Mystery solved: ‘This is how potato blight pathogen penetrates plant’

Research results by Wageningen scientists open up new avenues for protecting crops more effectively, efficiently and sustainably against Phytophthora infestans.

March 25, 2021 | News

PotatoEurope organisation starts preparing potato trial fields in Lelystad

The organisation of PotatoEurope 2021 has started preparing the potato trial fields at the event location near the central Dutch city of Lelystad.

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