George Moate announced today that the company now offers its 3 bed Tillerstar bedformer machine at 25% off the list price. “The 3 Bed Tillerstar is the only way to create three beds for potatoes, root vegetables or salad crops in a single pass on unprepared land,” says Estevao Conde, Marketing Administrator at George Moate in the UK.
Hummingbird is very pleased to announce that the company has taken a first step towards the Eastern European market. Starting with Poland, Hummingbird signed a reseller agreement with ProGea SKY. ProGea will […]
PepsiCo Inc. plans to buy online snacks company Hangzhou Haomusi Food Co. — known as Be & Cheery — for $705 million from Haoxiangni Health Food Co. as the maker of Doritos and Lay’s potato chips expands in China.
The potato is one of the most important crops in Asia, contributing to the food security and incomes of millions of families. Asian farmers produced almost 196 million metric tons of potatoes in 2017—about half of the global harvest—and many of those potatoes were bred by scientists at the International Potato Center (CIP).
The World Potato Congress is extremely pleased to be offering its third webinar in 2020 on March 18, featuring Dr Leah Tsror. Dr Tsror is a Research Group Leader in the Department of Plant Pathology, Agricultural Research Organization, Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development in Israel.
Ever gone on vacation and forgot to ask someone to water the plants? They might just be screaming for water when you return – literally, screaming, in a register that you, as a human, simply can’t hear. This might sound like science fiction, but according to new evidence, it’s actually science fact.
Since the millennium rolled over 20 years ago, the pace of genetic discovery has only accelerated. Nobody could have predicted how far our technology would advance. Here are some things you might expect to see in 2020…
A poor potato farmer in the Andes is one of the few guardians responsible for sustaining biodiversity critical to humanity. This video tells the story of Julio Hancco 14,600ft above sea level in the Peruvian Andes. This film contrasts the humble life of a poor Peruvian farmer with the global significance of his traditions.
“Our third annual Potahto Week is officially happening, and we are so ready!,” say the organizers of the event, announcing that Winnipeg’s top restaurants will dish up unique and delicious dishes starring the ‘potahto‘ from February 21 through March 1, 2020.
With 10% of last year’s potato crop still in the ground in Northern Ireland, some farmers have recently rushed out in the good weather to try and salvage them – though they’ve […]
Specialized testing of seed potatoes has advanced to the point that it allows farmers to deal with potential problems before they even plant the crop. For example, seed-piece evaluations, which detect diseases and viruses in potatoes, have advanced, Capital Press reports.
Beside other agronomic strategies, an adequate supply of macro- and micro-nutrients is of main importance for achieving a desired potato yield, say scientists at the University of Goettingen and K+S KALI GmbH […]
In a research field off Highway 54 last autumn, corn stalks shimmered in rows 40-feet deep. Girish Chowdhary, an agricultural engineer at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, bent to place a […]
Early red-skinned potatoes were harvested at a greenhouse in Jõgeva on Thursday, and scientists will now determine which varieties give the best yield and are most resistant to the negative effects of […]
This in-depth and extensive article on the subject of potato fertilization was written by soil and potato specialist and expert, Carl J Rosen, Department Head and Professor in the Department of Soil, Water, and Climate at the University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN. Prof Rosen wrote that optimum potato growth depends on many management factors, including sufficient supply of nutrients.
Input suppliers, govt and industry stakeholders collaborate to boost yields of potato farmers in Kenya
In Kenya, potatoes are a key staple food, second only to maize. Yet its potato value chain has been underdeveloped for decades. This has been acknowledged by the Kenyan government. Over the […]
The IFA reports that early plantings in Ireland have remained stagnant at large this week as ground conditions remain very wet. Demand and price remain strong for good quality material, particularly Kerr […]