Argentina provides Cuba with potato genetic material

See on – Potato News A technical team from the National Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA) in Argentina shared information about harvest and postharvest mechanization technologies to increase and improve the varietal diversity of potato production in Cuba. According to the INTA, as part of the cooperation efforts made Argentina’s Foreign Ministry, a team of specialists from this institution[Read[Read More…]

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US: New potato varieties enter the market

See on – Potato NewsWith the rise of specialty potatoes in the retail world, several new varieties are emerging in the race to find new favorite options for retail and processing application. One variety, MonDak Gold, is nearing the retail market, according to Chuck Stadick, potato consultant with Spud Viking Potato Consulting, Caldwell, Idaho.  The new, branded potato variety, named[Read[Read More…]

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Kenya looks to certified seed potatoes

See on – 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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Aeroponic potatoes – YouTube

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Seed Potato Management – FlyPress Films

See on – 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 You are unauthorized to view this page.

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A better potato for India, via Israeli technology

See on – 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 You are unauthorized to view this[Read More…]

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British visit ‘may reopen’ Cuban potato market

A seed potato trade mission to Cuba last month was “very positive” and could open a strategic gateway market into the Caribbean for British seed exports. Representatives from the Potato Council and the Scottish government visited Cuba in January for general discussions and to meet with the Cuban minister for agriculture. The aim was to reopen the Cuban market for[Read[Read More…]

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Vigilance required to keep ring rot out of the UK

Imported seed remains one of the biggest threats to UK potato crop health, according to the Potato Council’s Rob Burns. And despite the Safe Haven seed assurance scheme – launched in 2004 and which now voluntarily covers 60 per cent of UK seed – having largely done its job, individual parties and practices can still put the national crop at[Read[Read More…]

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