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.

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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


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.

Part3: at #OntarioPotatoConference I showed clearly how the global #CO2 budget could be greatly improved/balanced by farmers if we were encouraged through carbon credits of say CA$10-20/Tonne to do #covercrops based on an agreed upon formula. Our #governments need to act on this.

Part 2: a multi author study shows where on the planet things are greener today including a large belt in the Midwest of NA & Ontario thanks to reduced #tillage and #covercrops . In China &India it’s thanks to intensive multiple cropping systems. These have helped sequester #CO2

I spoke at #Ontario Potato Conference on the decline in #soilhealth since 1960 @ population of 3Bn and the # Greenrevolution; which saved 1Bn lives from starvation leading us to today with 7.7Bn and global soil health issues. Global pop. poverty levels declined from 60 to 10%

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