Spud Superiority: Out of 45 varieties studied from across India, 11 found to be strongest

Mr Peddireddy demanded the farmers to unite to save seed independence.

Kenya has developed a strategy to streamline the potato value chains in order to boost food security and revenues for small-holder farmers, officials said on Thursday.

A drought and heat wave in Europe this summer could cause a shortage of potatoes big enough for industrial production of French fries, a German industry group warned on Tuesday.

The population structure of the Phytophthora infestans populations that caused the recent 2013–14 late blight epidemic in eastern India (EI) and northeastern India (NEI) was examined. The data provide new baseline information for populations of P. infestans in India. A migrant European 13_A2 genotype was responsible for the 2013–14 epidemic, replacing the existing populations. Mutations have generated substantial sub-clonal variation with 24 multi-locus genotypes (MLGs) found, of which 19 were unique variants not yet reported elsewhere globally.

THE British government has invested US$5 million in potato farming in Northern Province to boost agriculture production in the region and contribute to the country’s economic diversification progra

The most famous potato-growing effort in space is a fictional one, by Matt Damon's character Mark Watney in the film The Martian.

Phytophthora infestans (Mont.) de Bary, the causal agent of potato late blight, was responsible for the Irish potato famine of the 1840s. Initial disease outbreaks occurred in the US in 1843, two years prior to European outbreaks. We examined the evolutionary relationships and source of the 19th-century outbreaks using herbarium specimens of P. infestans from historic (1846–1970) and more recent isolates (1992–2014) of the pathogen. The same unique SSR multilocus genotype, named here as FAM-1, caused widespread outbreaks in both US and Europe.

A Mexican federal judge banned the entry of fresh potatoes from the United States amid concerns that pests they contain may damage the environment, Mexico's Federal Judicial Council (CJF) said on T

Kachwekano Zonal Agriculture Research Institute (KZARDI), which is under Naro, has produced a disease-resistant Irish potato variety via biotechnology to enable high yields for food security and in

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