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Research will enhance our industry’s output and land use
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By Gemma Carroll PNZ Communications & Engagement Officer  Dan Bloomer joins our 2019 Field Walks and is talking through the … Read More

Pulse Electric Field (PEF) application for use in the potato industry 
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Article provided by Indrawati Oey, PhD Professor of Food Science    Pulsed Electric Fields (PEF) processing technology applies very short (microseconds) pulses of high voltage electricity … Read More

An app to smartly identify plant pests and diseases
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Modern technology put to practical use for potato growers: A smartphone app developed by The James Hutton Institute in Scotland … Read More

Deciphering potential climate change impacts on potato production
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Recent extreme weather events such as heat and drought, and unprecedented heavy rain have resulted in reduced bulking and encouraged … Read More

Technology to boost quality of processed potatoes
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Pulsed Electric Field (PEF) technology has become a buzz term in the potato processing industry the past few years. This new technology is said to … Read More

Bryan Hart: Fighting the powdery scab battle
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Project PT16002 is a three-year project examining if different field soils affect the development of powdery scab in potato crops … Read More

Eco-friendly potato skin packaging
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It was widely reported in the media during September that Italian designers Simone Caronni, Paolo Stefano Gentile and Pietro Gaeli … Read More

Safer fries? An acrylamide solution from Norway offers hope
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Acrylamide in refined food is a growing and serious concern among international health authorities. Zeracryl AS in Norway collaborated with … Read More

Managing powdery scab
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By Gemma Carroll  Information sourced from Dr Calum Wilson’s article in Potatoes Australia, with his permission.  A four year research programme at the Tasmanian Institute of … Read More

Plant and food trial soil-water management
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By Heather Chalmers for PNZ Improving soil and water management may assist in lifting potato yields, Plant and Food Research trials show.     Growers are … Read More

Nitrate soil testing a boon for growers
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By Heather Chalmers for PNZ A test which allows growers to assess soil nitrate levels in the field in a … Read More

Latest Seed Rulebook
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The New Zealand Seed Potato Certification Authority is proud to announce that the new rule-book for seed certification is now … Read More

Tamarixia Survey and Release guides
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Plant & Food Research have prepared two guides for your information as a component of the Tamarixia release programme. These … Read More

TPP response
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Providing tools to assist the potato industry to manage and control Tomato Potato Psyllid is the focus of several research projects being … Read More

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

Grower talk – mesh crop covers
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Dr Charles Merfield from the BHU Future Farming Centre spoke at a Growers Talk in Lincoln on 14 March 2017. … Read More

Precision agriculture for potatoes
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Key Points In paddock variation in yield and tuber size occur in potato crops. Yield and tuber size variation can … Read More

Evaluation of the drying & size reduction processes for the production of potato flour
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The following is the a project report by Massey University Bachelor of Food Technology Honours student Yvette Coyle Read Full Report Abstract… This … Read More

Parameters for the hydrolysis and fermentation of potato waste to produce ethanol – Eileen Huiting
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The following is the abstract of a report by Massey University Bachelor of Food Technology Honours student Eileen Han Huiting ABSTRACT Many … Read More

Irrigation Impact on Soils
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The yield of potato is constrained by available root volume.

EPA Tamarixia application update
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There has been no further update on the progress of the submission following the hearing in early May 2016. The … Read More