News tagged with potatoes

Pest attacks can lead to bigger crop yields

(Phys.org) —Most farmers fight a constant battle against damaging insects. In a plant science version of "keep your friends close but your enemies closer," Cornell researchers are working with a common ...

Jun 25, 2014
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Famine fear won't sway minds on GM crops

A sack-hauling time traveler from the 21st century lands in an Irish potato field in 1849, just before a terrible famine, and asks: If you thought genetically modified (GM) potatoes could avert late blight disease, spare ...

May 02, 2014
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GM spuds beat blight

(Phys.org) —In a three-year GM research trial, scientists boosted resistance of potatoes to late blight, their most important disease, without deploying fungicides.

Feb 17, 2014
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