The EAPR Council has awarded two honorary memberships to celebrate people with outstanding achievements in potato research and significant contributions to the association. New honorary members were announced on 7th of July 2022, during the conference dinner of 21st Triennial Conference of EAPR in Wieliczka Salt Mine, Poland.
Congratulations to Prof Paul Struik, Chief Editor of the EAPR's journal Potato Research, who has again been recognised for his contribution to potato research through an award at the World Potato Congress in Dublin, Ireland (30th May - 2nd June 2022) for his long and distinctive work in the international potato industry. Congratulations also go to other recipients of the award including Dr. John J. Burke, Antoon Wallays and Richard W. "Dick" Okray.
Prof Paul Struik, Chief Editor of the EAPR's journal Potato Research, has been awarded a Royal Decoration from King Willem Alexander of the Netherlands and is now Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau. In the photograph, Paul is seen with his wife Edith Lammerts van Bueren (left) who received the same award 5 years ago together with the Mayor of Utrecht (centre) who presented the award at a special ceremony. Congratulations Paul!
On the 15th of April 2022 the early bird registration ends and the price becomes regular. Make sure to pay during the early bird for a more favourable price!
The 21st EAPR Triennial Conference is going to take place soon in Krakow, Poland!
Clarivate Analytics has just released the latest Journal citation reports. The 2020 2-Year Impact Factor for Potato Research increased to 2.070, and the journal’s ranking increased to the 2nd Quartile of the Agronomy category.
There is a vacancy for a senior lecturer in plant pathology at the University of Pretoria.
See for more information: Lecturer_PlantPathology_Pretoria.pdf
65th EAPR Council Meeting took place online on 21st of January 2021. The Councillors discussed current EAPR matters including organization of the triennials (we hope that the triennial in Poland will be possible on July 12-16, 2021 in Kraków) and section meetings, necessary update of bylaws, membership and financial situation, Potato Research, contacts with other societies and with EAPR country representatives. Look out for the spring newsletter for more news. Happy New Year 2021!
EAPR Councillor, Professor Ian Toth has been recognised with the British Potato Industry Award 2020 for his invaluable contribution to the potato industry over the past 25 years.
Due to a coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic the 21st EAPR Triennial Conference has been moved to 12-16th July 2021
New location: Kraków
New dates are:
Abstract submission ends: 1 March, 2021
EAPR Student Support application ends: 1 March, 2021
Acceptance of abstracts: 7 March, 2021
Following the escalation of COVID-19 crisis in Europe, the Europatat Congress 2020 will be cancelled.
The next Europatat Congress will take place on 30 and 31 May 2021 in Dublin, Ireland, within the framework of the World Potato Congress.
Due to a coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic the 21st EAPR Triennial Conference has been moved to fall. The new Conference date is November 2-6, 2020. Therefore, the abstract submission deadline has been extended to July 31, 2020. The deadline for submitting applications for the EAPR Student Support has been also extended to July 31, 2020.
submit your abstract: https://www.eapr2020.pl/gb/registration-and-abstracts/abstracts.html
Deadline extended till 1st March, 2021
EAPR will support financially 10 PhD students to attend the 21st Triennial Conference EAPR2021
The support will not exceed 800 EUR and will reimburse:
- Registration fee
- Travel and accommodation cost
New application deadline is 1st March 2021.
The EAPR Pathology & Pests section meeting co-organized by Agroscope, the Bern University of Applied Sciences and the University of Neuchâtel, took place at the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland. It was followed by the International Spongospora Workshop (September 5th).
Report by PhD student Eva Blatnik on her participation at the EAPR Pathology and Pests Symposium September 2019
The international EAPR Pathology and Pests Section Meeting took place at Neuchâtel in Switzerland from September 1st till September 4th with the main topic Reducing pesticide use while preserving potato productivity and profitability.
The program of the Symposium was divided into 4 sections each focusing on a specific taxonomic group of pests and pathogens: Vector-borne diseases, Oomycetes, Tuber blemishes, Blackleg and bacterial wilt; and a general starting section of Epidemiology and management.
19th Joint Meeting of EAPR Section ‘Breeding & Varietal Assessment’ and EUCARPIA Section ‘Potatoes’ December 2018
In the first week of December 2018, the European potato science community convened in Rostock-Warnemuende for the 19th Joint Meeting of EAPR Section ‘Breeding & Varietal Assessment’ and EUCARPIA Section ‘Potatoes’.
The meeting was organised by Vanessa Prigge and Klaus J. Dehmer and chaired by Domenico Carputo
The 2nd International Spongospora Workshop, in combination with Pathology and Pests Section Meeting, Neuchatel, Switzerland, September 5, 2019
The 2nd International Spongospora Workshop (2ndISW) took place 3 years after the successful 1st ISW, held in Einsiedeln, Switzerland. The 2nd ISW, like previous similar meetings, focussed on the important potato pathogen Spongospora subterranea, and management of the quality- and yield-limiting diseases this pathogen causes for potato cropping in most countries where potatoes are important food sources.
Agronomy & Physiology meeting was held in Ljubljana, Slovenia in July 2019.
The meeting was organised by Peter Dolničar
At the meeting the following thematics were presented:
- Climate change, cropping practices and strategies to mitigate abiotic stresses effects
- Precision agriculture
- Irrigation potentialities
Paul Struik, professor of crop physiology of Wageningen University & Research, was awarded the International Crop Science Award 2019. This award is presented for outstanding contributions to agronomy.
Read the full article here.
Image: Bernd Leinauer
The 21st Triennial Conference of the European Association for the Potato Research EAPR2020 – has just opened for registration. Register here: https://www.eapr2020.pl/gb/registration-and-abstracts/registration.html
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21st EAPR Triennial Conference: Abstract submission open!
The organizers of the 21st Triennial Conference of the European Association for the Potato Research, Warsaw, Poland, 6-10 July 2020, invite you to submit abstracts of your poster and oral presentation. More details and abstract submission system: https://www.eapr2020.pl/gb/registration-and-abstracts/abstracts.html
Join the G2P-SOL entry level training school on using potato biodiversity in breeding!
Reports of students from Breeding and Varietal Assessment Section Meeting 2018 are available now in the Section's Resources. These students were supported financially by EAPR to partipate in the meeting.
Date of meeting: 18th to 21st June 2019
Location: Laulasmaa, Estonia
Deadlines: Abstracts—15th March 2019; Early bird registration—31st March 2019
Associated meetings: 10th Annual meeting of PVY wide organisation
AGRONOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY—http://www.kis.si/eapr2019
Date of meeting: 30th June to 4th July 2019
Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Deadlines: Abstracts—1st April 2019; Early bird registration—1st May 2019
The EAPR Council met last week in Warsaw, Poland (23rd to 24th January 2019)
EAPR has three membership categories: Ordinary, Sustaining and Honorary membership. Sustaining membership is open to any individual, body or company supporting the aims of the Association.The annual subscription is a minimum of 450 euro. Sustaining members receive two copies of Potato Research free of charge, and are permitted to send any number of participants from their organization to the Triennial conferences or section meetings at member rates. New for 2018 is that each sustaining member can have 6 separate users (separate logins) on the EAPR website.
The 62nd EAPR council meeting was held in Mlochow, Poland, 18 - 19 january 2018.
At the General meeting held in in Versailles it was agreed that Norway would be the hosts for the 2023 Triennial Conference.
The Commonwealth Potato Collection (CPC), a unique repository of potato germplasm held in trust by the James Hutton Institute with support from the Scottish Government, has made the first-ever seed deposit by a UK institution into the Global Seed Vault.
Seeds from the CPC are part of a major deposit critical to ensuring global food security, which included nearly 50,000 samples of seeds from collections in Benin, India, Pakistan, Lebanon, Morocco, the Netherlands, the U.S, Mexico, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belarus and the UK.
Reduced sensitivity to fluazinam detected in the rapidly increasing Phytophthora infestans clonal lineage EU-37 (Dark Green 37)
Results from Wageningen University & Research shows that all P. infestans EU-37 isolates tested, displayed a reduced sensitivity to fluazinam. There is a strong indication that the rise of EU-37 in Europe is not only caused by its better fitness but also by a selection advantage in situations in which fluazinam is used.
Mout De Vrieze from Agroscope, Switzerland won the best student talk at the recent Pathology and Pests Section meeting held in Dundee with her presentation on "The potato microbiome and its potential impact on late blight resistance"
Leading experts from around the world will present the latest advances and innovations, celebrate progress, and set a vision for assuring plant health in a global economy. The vision of the Congress - An engaged world community of plant health scientists advancing knowledge for a safe, affordable, secure supply of food, feed, and fiber for a growing population - reflects the broad and unique position plant pathology holds within the international community of scientists.