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GM helps spuds beat blight

See on Scoop.it – Potato News In a three-year genetic-modification research trial, British scientists from The Sainsbury Laboratory boosted resistance of potatoes to late blight – their most important disease – without deploying fungicides.See on www.charlotteobserver.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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Aeroponic potatoes – YouTube

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Potato Breeding for the Processing Industry

See on Scoop.it – Potato News Champak Mehta, CEO of Potatoes New Zealand, Bryan Hart from A.S. Wilcox & Sons and Geoff Hobson from Mr Chips explain the potato characteristics required by … See on www.youtube.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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British shoppers willing to pay more for named potato varieties

Potato Council’s latest campaign to encourage shoppers to trade up from generic whites to a named potato variety has been a great success. Advertising, which ran from the end of September through to the end of October, reached a combined total of nine million mums through print and online platforms and the overall campaign resulted in a 6% point uplift[Read[Read More…]

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Canada: Scientists strive to produce perfect potato for chips

Potatoes bred to make great potato chips were the feature attraction at the annual unveiling of new potato varieties at the federal Potato Research Centre in Fredericton this week. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada estimates potato chips could be a $1.7 billion industry in Canada by the end of 2016. Research scientist Benoit Bizimungu says the new varieties should suit the industry.[Read[Read More…]

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US: Maine Potato Board, UMaine partnership unveils two new potato varieties

The Maine Potato Board and University of Maine this week announced the creation of two new potato varieties targeted at the french fry and potato chip industries. The new varieties — the Easton and the Sebec — were developed in partnership with the University of Maine over the past several growing seasons, Tim Hobbs, director of grower relations for the[Read[Read More…]

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Washington State University potato researchers seek new fresh pack varieties

Washington State University researchers are examining new potato varieties as an alternative for the leading fresh pack variety, the Russet Norkotah. WSU research assistant Rhett Spear says newer varieties can offer farmers more disease resistance and improved yields. The Russet Norkotah is fairly uniform with good yields and economic return, said Rhett Spear, Washington State University research assistant. But it’s[Read[Read More…]

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Kazakh diet potatoes: A new healthy alternative?

Kazakhstani plant breeders have produced a new type of potatoes, Tengrinews reports. Vladimir Shvidchenko, Director of Astana-based Agrobiological Research Center of the Kazakh Argotechnical University told TengrinewsTV about the properties of the new product. The main difference between the new product and an ordinary potato is its dietary qualities. The breeders call the new diet potato a low calorie potato.[Read[Read More…]

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