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January 30, 2023 | Blogs

Diseases occurring in the potato storage

Diseases that occasionally lead to considerable losses during storage include soft rot (Pectobacterium spp.), dry rot (Fusarium spp.), silver scurf (Helminthosporium), late blight (Phytophtora infestans), leak (Pythium) and pink rot (Phytophthora erythroseptica).

January 20, 2023 | News

Breeders Trust aims for more control over Farm Saved Seed use with PBR Database

Breeders Trust announces the launch of a international pilot project, called PBR Database, to get a better grip on the use of Farm Saved Seed (FSS). According to the organization, this involves both getting a better grip in terms of collecting royalties (fair compensation) as well as countering illegal use of FSS.

January 13, 2023 | News

World Potato Congress Inc. announces new President and VP

World Potato Congress Inc. (WPC) announces that Dr. Peter VanderZaag will step into the role of President and CEO of the organisation, and presents Dr. Nora Olsen as the new Vice-President of the congress.

January 06, 2023 | News

European exporters welcome WTO ruling in Colombia anti-dumping duties on frozen fries

The European Potato Processors’ Association (EUPPA) recently reported that arbitrators have ruled in favour of the EU in the World Trade Organization (WTO) appeal regarding Colombia’s anti-dumping duties on frozen fries originating from Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands.

December 30, 2022 | News

UK manufacturer to launch latest innovations into the United States

UK vegetable handling equipment manufacturer Haith recently announced it will be launching its Mobile Water Treatment System and PRO-Sort mobile optical grader into the United States at North America’s largest potato industry trade show, Potato Expo.

December 21, 2022 | Articles

‘The Netherlands is the right partner for transforming the Indian potato chain’

The Indian agri-commerce company WayCool Foods wants to transform the food economy in India, included the potato chain. The company uses modern technologies to share knowledge with almost a hundred thousand farmers from whom they buy their products. In doing so, the company aims to increase the yields and support sustainable agriculture. Co-founder and CEO…

December 21, 2022 | Articles

Farmmaps promotes precision farming with on-farm data

At the end of February, Farmmaps went live: one digital location where the grower can store allhis farm data and consult decision­-supporting modules. This platform takes years of knowledge and experience – built up during the (further) development of its predecessor Akkerweb – to the next level, at home and abroad.

December 21, 2022 | Articles

World Potato Congress highlights important role of potato in global food security

From 30 May to 2 June, the eleventh World Potato Congress (WPC) took place in Dublin. During the event, over nine hundred potato professionals were reminded of the important role of the potato in sustainably feeding the growing world population in turbulent times.

December 19, 2022 | News

Harvesting crop insight tool ready to debut in North America

Precision agriculture technology HarvestEye will showcase its machine learning driven insights at North America’s largest potato industry trade show Potato Expo, strategically aiming to grow its presence in the leading potato growing states.

December 14, 2022 | News

Comprehensive analysis of the potato industry promised at UPGA Potato Business Summit

For a comprehensive analysis of the global and North American potato industry, United Potato Growers of America (UPGA) hosts the Potato Business Summit in the beginning of next year.

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