genetic engineering

BioConsortia expanding R&D labs with new California facility

BioConsortia, a microbial solutions company that improves plant phenotypes and increase crop yields with reduced chemical and fertilizer inputs, is an... READ MORE »

Potato-blight

Gene editing could aid against potato oxidization, disease resistance

Since its introduction in 2015, CRISPR-Cas 9 has taken the scientific world by storm. Gene editing has allowed potato breeders to tackle major prod... READ MORE »

Potato Industry: Tariffs, transportation, soil health top list of issues

Tariffs were a major story for the global economy in 2018 and the potato industry did not escape their effects. China and Mexico — two of the la... READ MORE »

Editorial: GMO potatoes present opportunity

Another year is in the books and nearly another decade, as hard as that is to believe. We’ve entered 2019 — the final year of the 2010s. The co... READ MORE »

USDA deregulates additional varieties of Innate potatoes

USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) extended deregulation to two lines of genetically engineered (GE) potatoes developed by J.R. S... READ MORE »

Ag-tech business incubator awarded $55,000

USDA has signed a grant agreement to provide the Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator (GLATBI) with $55,000 to enhance their marketing, outreach, an... READ MORE »

Calloway elected WSPC chairman

Rex Calloway of Quincy was elected chairman of the Washington State Potato Commission (WSPC) during its annual meeting. Calloway succeeds Mike Dodds a... READ MORE »

AMS presents GroupGAP webinar

USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) specialty crops inspection division will present a webinar on GroupGAP, a new certification option for the... READ MORE »

Alternatives to chlorothalonil for potato late blight control

Conditions for late blight development throughout Michigan are conducive for the appearance of late blight. No late blight has been found in Michigan ... READ MORE »

Idaho growers file federal lawsuit

A group of Idaho potato growers have filed a federal lawsuit challenging certain agency actions" governing pale cyst nematodes (PCN) by the USDA's Ani... READ MORE »


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