Wednesday, 20 September 2017

 

The National Potato Council (NPC) announces that Adrienne Gorny, a fourth-year doctoral student in Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology at CornellUniversity, is the recipient of the 2017-2018 NPC Academic Scholarship.

 

Dutch potato breeding company Solynta has developed potato varieties that are resistant to potato late blight (Phytophthora). The varieties have been introduced to the public during a field day held by the company at its premises in Wageningen, the Netherlands this week.

 

The practical potato production Guide was compiled by a host of crop specialists, most of them working at several specialized departments of Cornell University in New York State.

 

Three types of potatoes genetically engineered by an Idaho company to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine are safe for the environment and safe to eat, Canadian officials said recently.

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