Production/Agronomy

Canada: Environmental sustainability topic for potato growers

See on Scoop.it – Potato News CHARLOTTETOWN– The topic of environmental sustainability was front and centre for potato growers attending the International Potato Technology Expo Conference on Friday, at Red Shores in Charlottetown.See on www.journalpioneer.com You are unauthorized to view this page. Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

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Kenya looks to certified seed potatoes

See on Scoop.it – Potato NewsKenyan farmers have challenges getting certified               seed potatoes, a government official said on Wednesday.Agriculture Principal Secretary Sicily Kariuki told a food forum  that as a result average yields remain at 10 tons per hectare         which is way below the potential of 40 tons per hectare. Since Kenya gained independence, certified potato seed production has remained low at[Read[Read More…]

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Controlling Zebra Chip Disease From the Inside Out

See on Scoop.it – Potato News Zebra chip disease in potatoes is currently being managed by controlling the potato psyllid with insecticides. But one Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist is trying to manage the disease symptoms with alternative methods and chemistries.See on www.newswise.com You are unauthorized to view this page.

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Aeroponic potatoes – YouTube

See on Scoop.it – Potato News Learn how we produce the best potatoes in the world!!See on www.youtube.com You are unauthorized to view this page.

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Got resistant weeds? Microwave them

Australian researchers are taking an innovative approach to dealing with herbicide-resistant weeds. Australian farmers have long fought a large battle with combating resistant weeds. They have had to resort to methods considered “old school” and “old fashioned.” They may have a new way to combat these hard-to-control weeds in the future thanks to Australian researchers. Melbourne University engineer Graham Brodie[Read[Read More…]

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Global warming could benefit potato industry

See on Scoop.it – Potato News Climate change could result in a positive outcome for the potato industry and possibly lead to potatoes becoming one of the top staple crops in the world, sa…See on www.youtube.com You are unauthorized to view this page.

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Soil erosion effects beyond the farm

See on Scoop.it – Potato News A Potato Council growers’ day in Hereford recently looked at ways of planning for what could be, for west of England producers, a difficult spring ahead. David Jones reports.See on www.farmersguardian.com You are unauthorized to view this page.

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Understanding Potato Blight Evolution May Help Farmers Protecting Crops

See on Scoop.it – Potato NewsScientists have discovered vital clues as to how the pathogen responsible for the Irish potato famine adapted to spread between different plant species. Researchers at Oxford University and The Sainsbury Laboratory (Norwich, UK) looked in unprecedented detail at how Phytophthora infestans, a… http://www.haccpeuropa.com/2014/02/03/understanding-potato-blight-evolution-may-help-farmers-protecting-crops/See on www.haccpeuropa.com You are unauthorized to view this page.

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Seed Potato Management – FlyPress Films

See on Scoop.it – Potato News So, you want to see what it takes to grow the perfect potato crop for the potato chip industry? Sunrise Potato has been growing potatoes in Alliston – Ontari… See on www.youtube.com You are unauthorized to view this page.

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Webinar: Fertility Considerations for Optimal Potato Production …

See on Scoop.it – Potato News On Wednesday, March 12, 2014, Dr. Brian Levene, AgroLiquid Specialty Crops Researcher, will join Steve Holland, owner and operator of Holland Agricultural Services, for a free webinar on optimizing potato production for … See on www.agroliquid.com You are unauthorized to view this page.

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A better potato for India, via Israeli technology

See on Scoop.it – Potato News The Times of Israel A better potato for India, via Israeli tech The Times of Israel “The biggest crop in India is the potato, and in fact India is the second largest producer of potatoes in the world after China (the country produced 45 million… See on www.timesofisrael.com You are unauthorized to view this[Read More…]

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Research aims to break the potato yield plateau

An increasing disconnect between scientific advances and their practical application is being blamed for the lack of any large step changes in potato yields since the end of the Second World War. That is despite the relentless amount of scientific research being published, which continues to grow, said NIAB CUF head of agronomy David Firman. You are unauthorized to view[Read More…]

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UK: Alternaria advice

Nutrient deficiency could be just one of the causes of stress that can increase a potato crop’s risk of Alternaria attack, warned Syngenta Field Technical Manager, Stephen Williams. Other stress factors including drought, heat, or pest damage, which could all make plants more susceptible to infection and losses from early die-back, he added. “Plant stress appears to play a greater[Read[Read More…]

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US: Lockwood unveils new air-controlled debris separator

North Dakota-based equipment manufacturer Lockwood has put its new air-controlled separator (ACS) in the spotlight. The ACS is a complete potato handling and cleaning system that removes rocks, dirt, vines and other debris. You are unauthorized to view this page.

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US: Seminars at International Crop Expo offer a wealth of information

If you grow small grains, soybeans or dry beans, or potatoes you will want to attend this year’s International Crop Expo (ICE) at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks. Information seminars will be offered on Feb. 19-20 for each of those crops, according to Lionel Olson, Grand Forks County Extension agent, and one of the organizers of the show. “Each[Read[Read More…]

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UK: Potato growers alerted to spread of alternaria infections

Incidences of the potato disease alternaria is increasing, growers attending a Potato Council winter forum in Shropshire were warned. Potato crop expert John Keer, of Richard Austin Agriculture, told the meeting climate change, changes in fungicide use and variety choice could be behind the spread of the disease. You are unauthorized to view this page.

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Jersey Royal potato planting suspended by heavy rain

Sustained heavy rain and poor weather conditions has put the planting of Jersey Royal potatoes on hold. The crop, which was worth nearly £30m to the island in exports last year, depends on an early harvest to maintain its value. Heavy rain has left fields far too wet for the sowing of seed potatoes. William Church from the Jersey Royal[Read[Read More…]

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