Global Perspectives

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African potato industry doesn’t escape GMO resistance

Early last year, Ugandan experts forecast 40-50% adoption of the new bioengineered potato 3R Victoria in 15 years’ time. Field trials showed signifi... READ MORE »

Brexit’s impact on the global potato industry

At the eleventh hour, the United Kingdom was able to establish and agree to a new trade deal with Europe. The deal was not without its concessions, th... READ MORE »

EU potato growers advised to cut planting by 15% in 2021

In a recent announcement, the North-Western European Potato Growers (NEPG) has advised its consumption-potato grower members to reduce 2021 plantings ... READ MORE »

Rising temps have Canadian researcher studying heat stress in potato plants

In recent years, rising global temperatures have left potato farmers anxious as their crops struggle to survive lengthy dry cycles that are often mark... READ MORE »

How EU potato producers are coping with COVID impact

It’s not every day you get to meet a world-renowned potato expert in person, especially under current conditions. But the rules around social distan... READ MORE »

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Hybrid potato breeding offers huge potential

Potatoes can be a tough crop to grow. Seed tubers are bulky, perishable and quickly degenerate when pressured by disease. Furthermore, improvement of ... READ MORE »

Dutch potato growers criticized for overusing fungicides by agronomist

Scottish agronomist Denis Buckley says the dwindling arsenal of fungicides available to European potato growers has them using the ones that are avail... READ MORE »

Wild genetics key to conveying potato disease resistance

New research suggests that limited genetic differences in potato lineages has left British and American spuds vulnerable to the disease that caused th... READ MORE »

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Europeans finding storage treatment alternatives with looming loss of CIPC

While the European Commission only recently made its final decision, most UK farmers have long accepted the fact that the regulatory authority is unli... READ MORE »

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Belgium’s ideal soil helps make it largest exporter of frozen potatoes

It’s no secret that Belgians love their fries. In fact, the mere mention of “frietjes” can lead the most reserved Belgian to wax poetic, inspiri... READ MORE »


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