PW4 2017

In 25 years, EUROPLANT has developed from a regional player to a multinational company

The German potato trading company Europlant has been selling potato varieties for 25 years now. After’ Die Wende’, the transition period to German reunification, the group to which Europlant belongs has evolved from a regional player to a multinational with 14 subsidiaries worldwide...

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Climate, weather and potatoes.

When you talk to potato farmers here in the Netherlands they will tell you that the weather in 2017 was special. The start was good then we had a dry spell, especially in the south of the Netherlands and Belgium and crops were lagging behind. During summer the weather was favorable for production and crops were growing well. In September however we had heavy rain showers and in large parts of the country and potato fields were flooded for a shorter or longer time.

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The first national Potato Quotation Commission to start shortly

PotatoNL. This is the name of the first national Dutch potato quotation, which was recently agreed by the regional Quotation Committees in this country. All the parties involved gave an explanation during a press meeting in Emmeloord on 13 September.

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TPC with new business premises ready for the future

Thirteen years after starting up in the garage, on 30 June, The Potato Company (TPC) opened a new and modern business premises in Emmeloord, where, in addition to spacious offices and a big factory hall, it also has its own breeding laboratory. ‘We’re now growing 400 hectares of seed potatoes of our eight own varieties in the Netherlands and France.

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