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Webinar: Potato specialist to present on ‘An Autotrophic Hydroponic System (SAH)

The World Potato Congress Inc. is pleased to present its fifth webinar this year on November 17 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Standard time (USA/Canada) in English followed by the presentation in Spanish. Dr. Marcelo Huarte from Argentina will present on ‘An Autotrophic Hydroponic System (SAH)‘.

An Autotrophic Hydroponic System (SAH) is focused on the production of pre-basic potato plantlets under controlled conditions. Dr. Huarte will compare this system with the traditional tissue culture (TC) technique, and point out the advantages of SAH over TC in terms of cost, infrastructure, staff, productivity and quality. Examples of technology transfer to different labs worldwide and several ways on how to do it will be discussed.

How to register

Register in advance for this webinar at:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6mRyreVfQKSIWCdp-zZh3w

Following registration for this webinar, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

About Dr. Marcelo Huarte

Dr. Marcelo Huarte worked with INTA (National Institute for Agricultural Technology, Argentina) for the past 30 years as a plant breeder, seed and crop specialist for potatoes, where he carried on research, teaching and extension activities. He has been involved in releasing and evaluating new potato varieties, participating in the development of new propagation techniques and counseling growers, institutions and companies in many countries.

Dr. Huarte is involved in the National Technical Seed Committee and has a longstanding international experience. He was a full professor at the National University of Mar del Plata in the Balcarce Agriculture College and also delivered graduate courses in the Inner Mongolia University in China. Dr. Huarte has been President of the Latin American Potato Association from 2004 to 2014 and vice President of Agro Sans Frontier, a nonprofit charitable organization in Latin America. He has also been advisory committee member in international organizations such as GILB, PREDUZA and WPC.

He has vast experience in project monitoring and evaluation for international organizations such as IBD, Swiss Cooperation and UNOPS. He is regularly involved in projects involving rural development and research for the benefit of poor farmers in Latin America, China and Africa. He has published more than 150 papers on national and international journals of his specialty. He retired from INTA in 2017 and then started consultancy work worldwide.

Source: World Potato Congress Inc.
Photo: Dr. Marcelo Huarte

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