potato

May 25, 2019
May 25, 2019

Potato glut badly hurts growers

The suffering of potato growers is increasing day by day even though their yield is high, as they are stuck with surplus stocks and low exports.

May 12, 2016
May 12, 2016

Field test on for 3 more GM crops

Inspired by the success of the country's first commercially released biotech crop -- Bt brinjal -- in 2013, Bangladesh is now

February 27, 2016
February 27, 2016

NASA to simulate growing Peru potatoes on Mars

NASA, the US space agency, together with Lima's International Potato Center (CIP) is conducting the pioneering experiment to determine whether potatoes are fit to grow on Mars.

January 29, 2016
January 29, 2016

A simple photo of potato sells for a stunning $1.5m

That’s a lot of dough for a photo of a potato! Photographer Kevin Abosch, known for taking portraits of celebrities like Johnny Depp and Steven Spielberg, sold a photograph he took of an Irish spud for a cool $1.5 million.

January 29, 2016
January 29, 2016

Potato freed of deadly disease

Bangladeshi scientists have successfully field-tested a genetically modified (GM) potato resistant to late blight, one of the most devastating plant diseases caused by fungal attack. After the last trial is over in February, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI) will approach regulators for approval of the RB (blight resistant) gene-infused potato.