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Potato cyst nematodes / Nematoides de cisto da batata

European Union: Potato production under threat from PCN species

União Europeia: Bataticultura sob ameaça de nematoides de cistos

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Potato cyst nematodes in the UK: new research projects

PCN in the UK: new research projects

Researchers at Harper Adams University College are investigating whether temperature and climate change affect the growth of a common potato pest found in the UK’s crop fields. Potato Cyst Nematodes (PCN) are microscopic worms that attack the root systems of potato plants and prevent them from sufficiently absorbing water and nutrients, leading to a reduction in yield.

Researchers at the University College in Shropshire are working with Dr Vivian Blok and PhD student Agata Kaczmarek at the James Hutton Institute in Scotland to monitor crop development throughout the season to see how PCN develops in relation to temperature. mais…

Nematode-free seed potatoes in Canada

Canada’s seed potatoes nematode free: again

For the third year in a row the Canadian Food Inspection Agency found no sign of potato cyst nematodes (PCN) in its survey of the country’s seed potato production fields. Brian Rex, national manager of the agency’s potato cyst nematode section, says that the agency analyzed 43,200 soil samples and tested about 80 per cent of the Canadian seed potato production area in 2011. Seed potatoes produced on fields that haven’t been surveyed can’t be exported. mais…