Late blight, a fungal disease, has attacked the potato crop in Punjab, which is a major producer of tuber crop in the country, raising fear of damage to the crop.

According to a survey conducted by Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), late blight, causes huge loss to crop yield, which appears in isolated fields of potato plantation in Hoshiarpur district.

Bangarpet: Farmers get no help from Agricultural Dept in time of crisis
Acres of potato crop in Sakkanahalli in Bangarpet taluk destroyed by blight.

TAMLUK, 27 SEPT: With Alimudding Street busy with the upcoming Assembly polls, closer home the CPI-M has been accused of misappropriating government funds by supplying poor quality potatoes through the public distribution system across the state, including Midnapore East district.

This has been revealed after the state government announced the release of about 1 million tons of potato stored in

Potato type I and II serine protease inhibitors are produced by solanaceous plants as a defense mechanism against insects and microbes. Nicotiana alata proteinase inhibitor (NaPI) is a multidomain potato type II inhibitor (pin II) that is produced at high levels in the female reproductive tissues of the ornamental tobacco, Nicotiana alata.

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Jalandhar: Acknowledging the expertise of Punjabi farmers in making the state the “food bowl of the country”, Ethiopia now wants them to replicate this success in their country.

Seema Sindhu / New Delhi June 11, 2010, 0:03 IST

A field experiment was conducted during 2002-03 and 2003-04 at Department of Agronomy, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana to study the possible options for diversification of existing rice-wheat cropping system.

SMALL FARMERS WHO SUPPLY THE TUBER TO PEPSI HAVE BENEFITED A LOT
SUNIPA DAS GUPTA & ASHOK GULATI

The approval of a genetically modified potato for cultivation in EU territories has sparked strong reactions from all sides of the debate. Many member states and environmental groups are outraged, while the biotech industry sees promising signs of progress.

Alleging the state government for being apathetic to woes of farmers, RLD on Monday demanded subsidy on transportation of Potato crop to other states which was seeing over production this season.

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