Frontiers in Plant Science published in 2017 the article Assuring Potato Tuber Quality during Storage: A Future Perspective. Due to the importance of its content, I offer a more accessible version to the general public.
A recent paper in the journal Potato Research highlights the chlorpropham (CIPC) ban and the weaknesses and limited sustainability of global and local systems based on synthetically produced substances. But what are the current alternatives to CIPC? This article summarizes the findings of an Agroscope study of alternative sprout inhibitors. It includes a Michigan State University researcher’s analysis of this study.
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Using a new tool, small-scale farmers can now know what kind of fungicide to use and when and how often to apply it.
Orbital Insight helps portfolio managers or responsible for commercial banks track the spread of the coronavirus. In this way, they’ll understand the impact COVID-19 has on the supply chain within their investments.
Empleando una nueva herramienta, los pequeños productores ahora pueden saber qué clase de fungicida utilizar y cuándo y con qué frecuencia aplicarlo.
The water budget approach allows professionals to design a sustainable landscape based on a proper amount of water.
Groundwater is a resource that communities must manage. But they use complex methods to determine its level. A new technology that applies remote telemetry eliminates this problem.
ASOARCE recently received a grant for its innovative method of applying scientific and technological knowledge in the recovery of the Andean forest of the Páramo de Guerrero. The grant was awarded by the Administrative Department of Science, Technology and Innovation (Colciencias) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) through its Small Grants Programme (SGP).
Páramo Farms and Páramo Snacks have joined forces to add value to the vegetables and native potato species grown by ASOARCE (Asociación de Productores Agroecológicos del Pantano de Arce). This partnership is testing oil-free baked potato chips and vacuum-packed potatoes and vegetables in a controlled atmosphere. This article describes the processes, highlights the challenges, and explains why these are replicable efforts that could be used to restore degraded lands in water ecosystems.
Cenaida, Elena, and Barbara are three women who operate small farms in a village in Subachoque, a town near Bogotá. Their farms are in the Páramo of Guerrero, and the women are part of the Association of Agroecological Producers of Pantano de Arce, ASOARCE.
Basic concepts of this science: Defining remote sensing, How does remote sensing work?, What information does remote sensing offer?, What platforms and sensors do remote sensing use? What are the benefits of remote sensing? etc.