News tagged with potatoes

Smartphones to battle crop disease

EPFL and Penn State University are releasing an unprecedented 50,000 open-access photos of plant diseases. The images will be used to build an app that will turn smartphones into plant doctors, helping growers around the ...

dateNov 24, 2015 in Biotechnology
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Potato harvest reduced by half

On the way from field to fork, more than half of the potato harvest is lost. This is according to a new study conducted by researchers from Agroscope and ETH Zurich.

dateOct 23, 2015 in Biotechnology
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Increasing crop resistance to pathogens

We all know that animals have an immune system - but plants have systems to fight infection too. Plant cells have receptor proteins which bind with parts of a pathogen. These receptor proteins are located on the surface of ...

dateOct 14, 2015 in Biotechnology
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