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New generation of potato varieties promising for food security

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Potato breeder HZPC has published a new sustainability report analyzing the new generation of potato varieties and how they stand up to extreme climate conditions such as drought.

HZPC’s breeding techniques include market technology and hybridization. The first tests of hybrid varieties on a trial field in Kenya last year were described as “promising.”

The first trials of hybrid varieties from seed, which have been tested in the sub-Sahara region, are also showing good performance. According to HZPC, continued positive development could have positive implications for food security worldwide.

To view the full sustainability report, click here.

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Grow more marketable lettuce! In a series of lettuce trials, Miravis® Prime consistently provided more marketable yield than the untreated control. Learn more: bit.ly/3tp7v93 pic.twitter.com/z3ypF95HWK

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Grow more marketable lettuce! In a series of lettuce trials, Miravis® Prime consistently provided more marketable yield than the untreated control.

Learn more: bit.ly/3tp7v93 pic.twitter.com/z3ypF95HWK





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In some U.S. growing regions, efforts to farm more acres regeneratively are being hampered by another critical climate solution: solar power. @LelaNargi has the story. thecounter.org/regenerative-f… pic.twitter.com/nwZvnFQd8C

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In some U.S. growing regions, efforts to farm more acres regeneratively are being hampered by another critical climate solution: solar power. @LelaNargi has the story. thecounter.org/regenerative-f… pic.twitter.com/nwZvnFQd8C






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Agricultural Great Reset: Crop Gene Editing Can Help Fight Food Insecurity, Experts Claim

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GATERSLEBEN, GERMANY - APRIL 22: A scientist holds a petri dish containing sprouting barley embryos that have received spliced genetic material derived through the CRISPR-Cas9 editing process at the Leibnitz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK) on April 22, 2021 in Gatersleben, Germany. The IPK conserves approximately 150,000 live samples of nearly 3,000 species of crop plants and wild relatives. Through genetic sequencing the institute uses the samples as a resource for breeding biodiverse hybrids suited to modeled environmental scenarios of the future. The IPK also includes a hall that enables scientists to grow plants under precise environmental conditions, such as intensity and color temperature of light as well as temperature, humidity, CO2 content, air flow and other characteristics. Germany has seen consecutive years of drought that scientists expect to continue as a consequence of global warming, creating the need for crop plants better suited to thrive and provide high yields in dryer conditions. The IPK’s seed bank of crop plants is the largest in the European Union. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

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Historically cold spring deals another blow to B.C. farmers as crops lag

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COLD SPRING BERRY FARM IMPACT

Below average temperatures in April and May means some crops in the Fraser Valley are several weeks behind. Some farmers say the delay could be costly as it will mean more competition from international growers.

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Trying to find enough greenhouse vegetable workers? - mailchi.mp/urbanagnews/d3… pic.twitter.com/REqoPnrAMw

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Trying to find enough greenhouse vegetable workers? - mailchi.mp/urbanagnews/d3… pic.twitter.com/REqoPnrAMw





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