The cause of potato late blight, Phytophthora infestans, is a very sneaky and stubborn micro-organism. But thanks to a new approach, scientists are getting a steadily clearer picture of its weak points.
Hot, dry and smoky with a side of quality Idaho potatoes. Though the previous sentence reads like a partial picnic recipe, it’s a succinct (and savory) description of the 2018 potato-growing season that is just beginning to kick into high gear.
A special session at the final Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) Strategic Farm field walk of the season focused on storage and saw discussion on the challenges caused by this summer’s drought.
Sales of table stock potatoes in the 2017-18 season totaled 107 million cwt., a 6% drop from the previous year, but the national average price-per-cwt. rose $1.13, to $11.73, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
CartoMat, azienda di Willich, ha presentato al Potato Europe di Bockerode CartoPaper, una pionieristica soluzione per l’imballaggio delle patate.
Potato growers are being advised to put as much effort into storage planning as they do into the rest of the growing season. (AHDB Potatoes).
This year, decision-makers from the Austrian potato industry again gathered in Roseldorf/Lower Austria at the end of August to discuss the state of the national and international potato markets.
Whether you call them chips, frites or French fries, it’s shaping up to be a bad year for potato lovers.