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December 27, 2022 | Blogs

Weight loss in the potato storage

Potato tubers lose weight while being stored. The main contribution is loss of water through the skin by evaporation.

December 21, 2022 | Articles

Potato professor obtains another PhD again: ‘On Processing Potato’

’Anyone interested in potato processing and people who want to learn about an innovative research approach’, are potential readers of his most recent doctoral research, according to Anton Haverkort. On 14 September, Haverkort obtained his doctorate for the second time, this time on an extensive research project on potato processing, entitled: On Processing Potato.

December 21, 2022 | Articles

Europlant and BNA announce merge

During the international trade fair PotatoEurope, the German seed potato trading house Europlant celebrated its 30th anniversary. More than three hundred guests from both home and abroad celebrated this anniversary during a grand party. Here, the company announced that BNA and Europlant are going to merge. They also said farewell to Dr Heinrich Böhm, the…

December 21, 2022 | Articles

Potato Expo 2023 fosters collaboration within the potato industry

With the upcoming edition on January 4-5 2023, industry event Potato Expo celebrates its 15th anniversary. At the Gaylord Rockies Resort in Aurora (Colorado), growers, suppliers, industry experts and value chain partners from around the world will once again come together for two days of learning, business development, and networking.

December 21, 2022 | Articles

Restrain expands in North America

Since 2022, Restrain is available in the United States and Canada as a natural sprout inhibitor for potatoes, and was even granted an organic label in Canada, the company reports. In order to further inform and develop this market locally, Restrain recently employed Emily Merk as sales manager North America.

December 21, 2022 | Articles

HarvestEye maps harvest immediately

A new step in precision farming is HarvestEye from B-Hive from the British town of Lincoln. This is a high-tech camera technology in combination with intelligent software for mounting on potato harvesters.

December 20, 2022 | Blogs

The need to ventilate and cool in potato storages

Plants grow because they capture carbon dioxide with the aid of energy from solar radiation. Photosynthesis generates sugars that upon respiration produce the energy needed for the biochemical processes associated with growth.

December 13, 2022 | Blogs

Requirements for storing potato tubers

Potatoes are harvested at peak times throughout the year. In temperate climates in early autumn and in subtropical winter climates the crop is harvested in early spring. In Mediterranean climates, there is one harvest late spring and one late autumn, two harvests per year associated with suitable temperature regimes. This is similar to the tropical…

September 28, 2022 | Articles

Self-propelled reel follows plot

This last growing season was extremely dry in Europe. In order to give potato growers and their financiers more certainty, irrigation offers a solution. When you organise your water supply properly, you can achieve both a better quality and a higher yield, explains irrigation specialist Mindert Pool of the APH Group, dealer for Fasterholt in Poland…

September 27, 2022 | Articles

Agrico: Mark Zuidhof prepares to succeed Jan van Hoogen

Agrico has announced that Operations Manager Mark Zuidhof will be appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO) at the Emmeloord-based potato Cooperative on 16 September. From that moment on he, together with the current Director Jan van Hoogen, will form the Board of Directors under the Articles of Association of the Company. Mark will then work together…

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