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Learn about high value crop monitoring for potatoes in a Hivacrom webinar, 23 Sept

The Hivacrom team will be holding a webinar on Friday 23rd September 2016 (12:30-13:00) to introduce the range of the services including, potato canopy development profiles, meteorological reports, integration of user-developed processes, yield forecasts, tools to aid assessment of fields for rent or purchase, sharing services between growers and packers / processors Workshop topics ...
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AHDB opens call for agriculture and horticulture PhD studentships

AHDB has announced that it intends to fund around fifteen PhD studentships, starting in 2016, to deliver new experts and science with practical benefits. The dealine for applications is  12pm on 14 September 2015. AHDB provides support to a number of postgraduate students who are engaged on research projects relevant to the agriculture and horticulture sectors it...
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£4M to fund important food crops from BBSRC and NERC

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, collaborating with the Natural Environment Research Council, have awarded over £4M in research funding to six projects to help improve the sustainability of commercially valuable crops. The funding is the second round of awards from the Horticulture and Potato Initiative (HAPI) , which was developed by BBSRC together with...
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Fighting the Colorado potato beetle with RNA interference

Colorado potato beetles are a dreaded pest of potatoes all over the world. Since they do not have natural enemies in most potato producing regions, farmers try to control them with pesticides. However, this strategy is often ineffective because the pest has developed resistances against nearly all insecticides. Now, scientists from the Max Planck Institutes of Molecular Plant Physiology in...
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New biological control against parasitic nematode that reduces potato crops

Approximately six thousand hectares of Veracruz, in the west coast of Mexico, are dedicated to the production of potatoes ( Solanum tuberosum ), but during the past 30 years the presence of the golden nematode of potatoes ( Globodera rostochiensis ) has reduced performance of the crop by more than 40 percent. According to records of the Institute of Ecology (INECOL) in Mexico, there were...
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