For Potato, Method Or Apparatus Patents (Class 47/89)
  • Patent number: 8932844
    Abstract: The invention induces an increase in the resistance of potato plants, without apparent toxicity for the plant. Preliminary experiments indicate that the increase in metabolism of plants efficiently fosters (above 60%) the reduction of the development of the pathogenic phytobacteria, Erwinia carotovora, one of the principal agents in causing diseases in potatoes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Uniao Brasileira de Educacao e Assistencia—Mantenedora da PUCRS
    Inventors: Leandro Vieira Astarita, Fernando Rostirolla Dalmas, Vera Aparecida Dus Poiatti
  • Patent number: 7913453
    Abstract: Potato quality is improved by applying to the plant or to the locus of the plant a composition comprising (a) a compound capable of forming a chelate with iron or (b) a chelate of iron with a chelate-forming compound. Specific quality improvements include increasing the dry matter content, increasing the starch content and reducing the reducing sugar content. A preferred iron chelate is that of EDDHA, available commercially as SEQUESTRENE 138 Fe 100.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc.
    Inventors: Elmar Kerber, Duncan McKenzie
  • Patent number: 7877928
    Abstract: A method of mass producing potato seedlings, involves collecting growing points of seed potatoes and culturing the growing points in a liquid or solid medium; introducing in vitro plantlets obtained from the culture of the growing points to solid culture; and removing the in vitro plantlets from the solid culture, and planting through stem cutting and acclimatizing the in vitro plantlets in deep flow culture, in which a nutrient solution is circulating. Upon planting in hydroponic facilities, such potato seedlings have high adaptability to the external environment and thus rapidly, uniformly generate roots in a short time. The rapid root anchoring prevents planted seedlings from withering, leading to death, growing poorly, and the like. The direct planting of in vitro plantlets through stem cutting without a separate acclimatization process shortens the overall production period of potato seedlings by omitting the acclimatization process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Koesan County
    Inventor: Woo-choon Jeong
  • Publication number: 20100064582
    Abstract: A method of mass producing potato seedlings, involves collecting growing points of seed potatoes and culturing the growing points in a liquid or solid medium; introducing in vitro plantlets obtained from the culture of the growing points to solid culture; and removing the in vitro plantlets from the solid culture, and planting through stem cutting and acclimatizing the in vitro plantlets in deep flow culture, in which a nutrient solution is circulating. Upon planting in hydroponic facilities, such potato seedlings have high adaptability to the external environment and thus rapidly, uniformly generate roots in a short time. The rapid root anchoring prevents planted seedlings from withering, leading to death, growing poorly, and the like. The direct planting of in vitro plantlets through stem cutting without a separate acclimatization process shortens the overall production period of potato seedlings by omitting the acclimatization process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Inventor: Woo-choon JEONG
  • Patent number: 7635665
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for applying aerosols of chemical formulations to a stored crop is described. The aerosol may be generated by any suitable means using thermal aerosol generators or “cool” aerosol generators. The improvement is the use of the crop storage facility air in the generation of the aerosol and, or the cooling of the aerosol. An important use of the invention is the application of CIPC to stored potatoes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2009
    Inventors: John Raymond Keim, William Albert Keim, Michael Joe Keim
  • Patent number: 7565767
    Abstract: An arrangement is provided for improving the yield of potato crops. The arrangement includes a bed, a plurality of pairs of parallel rows of potato plants, and a drip irrigation tape. The bed is provided for multiple rows of potato plants. The plurality of pairs of parallel rows of potato plants in the bed have an inter-row gap between the rows in each pair of rows spaced from one another sufficiently to provide a moisture permeable agronomic soil corridor between the rows in each pair of rows to provide a supply of water to a root zone of each row within each pair of rows of potato plants while maintaining aerated soil within and above the agronomic soil corridor to reduce excessively wet conditions adjacent the crop canopy and a solar light corridor provided between adjacent pairs of rows to provide increased solar energy to the potato plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2009
    Inventors: Brian L. Andersen, Robert Mittelstadt, Michael Andersen, Gary Christensen
  • Patent number: 7565768
    Abstract: A computer controlled environment system and method are used to provide the optimum environmental and nutritional conditions for the growth and development of seed potato cuttings for the initiation and development of tubers that can be used as the seed source for further multiplication under field conditions as seed potato stock. Use of a controlled environment system and method that provides optimum cultural conditions results in rapid growth and development of the potato cutting so as up to six crops of tubers can be harvested in a calendar year.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2009
    Assignee: CETS, LLC
    Inventor: Raymond J. Bula
  • Publication number: 20090077883
    Abstract: A computer controlled environment system and method are used to provide the optimum environmental and nutritional conditions for the growth and development of seed potato cuttings for the initiation and development of tubers that can be used as the seed source for further multiplication under field conditions as seed potato stock. Use of a controlled environment system and method that provides optimum cultural conditions results in rapid growth and development of the potato cutting so as up to six crops of tubers can be harvested in a calendar year.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2008
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Applicant: CETS, LLC
    Inventor: Raymond J. Bula
  • Patent number: 7472513
    Abstract: A computer controlled environment system and method are used to provide the optimum environmental and nutritional conditions for the growth and development of seed potato cuttings for the initiation and development of tubers that can be used as the seed source for further multiplication under field conditions as seed potato stock. Use of a controlled environment system and method that provides optimum cultural conditions results in rapid growth and development of the potato cutting so as up to six crops of tubers can be harvested in a calendar year.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2009
    Assignee: Cets, LLC
    Inventor: Raymond J. Bula
  • Publication number: 20080189804
    Abstract: Non-coding RNA molecules that include the sequence 5?-AUUU-3?, the expression of which confers resistance or tolerance to abiotic and biotic stresses, are described, as are genes encoding the same, expression cassettes and vectors harboring such genes, and transgenic eukaryotic organisms that express such RNAs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2007
    Publication date: August 7, 2008
    Inventor: Martin B. Dickman
  • Publication number: 20080189805
    Abstract: Non-coding RNA molecules that include the sequence 5?-UUAUUU-3?, the expression of which confers resistance or tolerance to abiotic and biotic stresses, are described, as are genes encoding the same, expression cassettes and vectors harboring such genes, and transgenic eukaryotic organisms that express such RNAs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2007
    Publication date: August 7, 2008
    Inventors: John J. SERBIN, Richard G. SCHNEEBERGER
  • Publication number: 20070157515
    Abstract: A computer controlled environment system and method are used to provide the optimum environmental and nutritional conditions for the growth and development of seed potato cuttings for the initiation and development of tubers that can be used as the seed source for further multiplication under field conditions as seed potato stock. Use of a controlled environment system and method that provides optimum cultural conditions results in rapid growth and development of the potato cutting so as up to six crops of tubers can be harvested in a calendar year.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2006
    Publication date: July 12, 2007
    Inventor: Raymond J. Bula
  • Patent number: 7168207
    Abstract: An arrangement is provided for improving the yield of potato crops. The arrangement includes a bed, a plurality of pairs of parallel rows of potato plants, and a drip irrigation tape. The bed is provided for multiple rows of potato plants. The plurality of pairs of parallel rows of potato plants in the bed have an inter-row gap between the rows in each pair of rows spaced from one another sufficiently to provide a moisture permeable agronomic soil corridor between the rows in each pair of rows to provide a supply of water to a root zone of each row within each pair of rows of potato plants while maintaining aerated soil within and above the agronomic soil corridor to reduce excessively wet conditions adjacent the crop canopy and a solar light corridor provided between adjacent pairs of rows to provide increased solar energy to the potato plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Inventors: Brian L. Andersen, Robert Mittelstadt, Michael Andersen, Gary Christensen