Asia, India, China, Middle East, Cultivation/Production, Pests and Diseases

Dutch experts help Indonesia deal with potato pests

Potato cultivation in the highlands of Indonesia is plagued by a number of pests, including Potato Cyst Nematodes and Phytophthora infestans. Dutch experts are now helping their Indonesian counterparts to find the right approach to control these potato pests. In order to further study, best impede and conquer the spread of the PCN, the Agriculture Quarantine Agency (AQA) of the Indonesian Ministry of Agriculture through the Agriculture Department of the Netherlands Embassy in Jakarta collaborates with the Netherlands government (NVWA and NAK) to conduct a specific training on Detection and Identification of Potato Cysts Nematodes. The Training took place in two cities of East Java Province in Indonesia, Batu and Surabaya on 30 April 2018 – 04 May 2018. Nematology experts from the Netherlands, Mr. Jan Luimes (NAK), Mr. Mario van Sabben and Mr. Jos van Meggelen (NVWA) advised on measures to control Potato Cyst Nematode and Phytophthora in the potato sector in Indonesia. Read more

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