Taking steps towards long-term late blight resistance
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Globally, late blight (Phytophthora infestans) is the most destructive pathogen of potatoes, and has been identified as the cause of … Read More

The impact of seed and soil health on potato productivity.
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A three-year Sustainable Farming Fund project investigated the impact of both soil physical structure and potato seed health on crop … Read More

Psyllid Research Update – Reduced Insecticide Trial & Monitoring Programme
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Plant and Food research have been studying the impact of different spray regimes on Tomato Potato Psyllid (TPP) populations in … Read More

Potatoes New Zealand Potato and Massey University Tuber Spectral Imaging Project
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The project will apply vision-processing techniques of hyperspectral video images to generate a flat surface map of each rolling tuber, … Read More

Do some potato-growing soils suppress powdery scab?
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A research project in New Zealand is determining if different field soils affect development of powdery scab on potatoes, and … Read More

R&D Update – April 2018
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Research, Development & Extension (RD&E) is one of the four themes driving Potatoes New Zealand Inc (PNZ)’s strategic plan. The … Read More

Varying potato bed architecture to improve crop water use dynamics
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Alex Michel, Sarah Sinton and Steven Dellow, Plant & Food Research (PFR) Potato crops require high water supply and are … Read More

R&D Update – January 2018
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At the recent Potatoes NZ Grower Talks, Jen Linton (Research Manager for FAR)  provided a high-level update on a selection of the … Read More

Profiting from improving table potato quality and pack-out
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A recently published Ontario Produce Marketing Association research report proposes how improving table potato quality and pack-out can increase profitability. Click here … Read More

Busy potato research season
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Update by Jen Linton, Potato Research Manager, FAR The number of trials and sites around the country has made the … Read More

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