WPC's Webinar Series Video #2: Dr. Peter VanderZaag on Geographic Constraints in Potato Breeding: Role of Day Length and Light Intensity in Selecting for Adaptation.
WPC's webinar series brings potato professionals together by offering presentations to share innovative knowledge and increase its networking role for the global professional potato value chain.
The Congress functions to promote sharing of information on all aspects of the potato industry. Delegates represent industry sectors in both developed countries and countries with developing potato industries.
Time until the 11th congress
11TH WORLD POTATO CONGRESS
WPC2021 IRELAND MAY 24-27, 2021
It is envisaged that 1,000 delegates, from developing and developed countries across the globe, including growers, researchers, producers, traders, processors and manufacturers, will attend the Congress. The Irish Potato Federation has also secured the simultaneous hosting of the Europatat Congress, which is the annual congress of the European association of the potato trade. Both events will become a week-long focus on the potato, the third most important food crop in terms of global consumption.
BY LUKIE PIETERSE ON MARCH 17, 2019 Representatives of the Northern Ireland Potato Stakeholder Group recently met with members of the Irish Potato Federation who are coordinating the 11th World Potato Congress taking place in Ireland, from May 31 to June 2, 2021. The Irish Potato Federation competed successfully against stiff international competition,…[...]
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This is a reminder to mark your calendars for the second World Potato Congress Inc. (WPC) webinar, to be held on Friday, March 8, 2019 at 09:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. The topic of WPC Director, Dr. Peter VanderZaag’s presentation is: “Geographic Constraints in Potato Breeding: Role of Day Length,…[...]
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World Potato Congress President, Romain Cools is very pleased to introduce Dr. André Devaux as the newest WPC International Advisor. “André is a man who has illustrated he can act local and think global. During his work as Director for CIP in Latin America his idea to launch a global…[...]
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