PW1 2018

The fact that the breeding company Solynta is working on a completely new breeding method, potato propagation with seed, is now well known in the Netherlands and far beyond.

With hamburgers, chicken, fish, flavoured or covered in ketchup or mayonnaise, fries are enjoyed around the world, but a surprisingly few countries make the product.

I was recently at an EU conference in Brussels, organised by the European Commission; the topic was modern biotechnology and, in particular, whether or not to apply it in agriculture and horticulture.

From 27 to 31 May 2018, the 10th World Potato Congress (WPC) will take place in Peru.

“We are looking positively into the 2018 export season which is now well underway”, says Yaniv Yablonka of Yapro Ltd, a leading Israeli potato exporter.

Dr. Ir. Peter Kooman

When I am in a more urban social environment and I tell people that I spend my working time on studying potatoes, I often get comments like “is that a job? or potatoes is that important?”

One of the major aims of the Chilean potato growers is to build up their own chip-processing industry.

Pastel de papas is a typical Chilean dish. It’s a bit like Shepherd’s pie as it consists of 2 layers of creamy mashed potatoes, and a layer of minced meat in between.

At the beginning of November, leading European potato breeding companies and seed potato merchants presented their latest variety aces for the future at various locations in the Netherlands.

Jaap Delleman

Doing what you’re good at, developing it further and not dwelling too much on things you’re not good at.

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