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June 03, 2024 | News

Many benefits attending the World Potato Congress 2024

This month, the World Potato Congress will be held in Adelaide Australia.  This will be the 12th World Potato Congress event since the inception of the organization over 30 years ago, says Ellen Kouwenberg, Executive Director, World Potato Congress Inc.

There are many benefits to attending the World Potato Congress. Networking opportunities build relationships and…

May 23, 2024 | News

The potato can strengthen food security and livelihoods

Global agrifood systems are facing challenges to feed the world’s growing population and the potato can provide an effective solution. That was the key message delivered at a webinar held by the World Potato Congress (WPC) on Monday, 29 April, ahead of International Day of Potato on 30 May.

April 29, 2024 | Articles

World Potato Congress programme is shaping up

From 27 to 30 May 2012, the international World Potato Congress (WPC) will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland. The WPC theme is Think Global, Win Local. Mr Rob Clayton of the World Potato Congress has already succeeded in engaging a few interesting speakers on this subject including Dr Qu Dongyu, Chairman of the Chinese Potato…

April 29, 2024 | Articles

Flailing and ploughing Chinese radish in a single work sequence

Last summer, the consump­tion grower Tonnie van Peperstraten in Oude Tonge sowed Chinese radish with resistance to the Meloidogyne chiwoodi and Meloidogyne fal­lax nematodes.

April 29, 2024 | Articles

Meijer plans to keep expanding with new office building

C. Meijer BV from Rilland has recently opened a new office building. The breed­ing station and seed sales are therefore based at the same location. With this step, the company indicates that they have full confidence in the future of the seed potato sec­tor and that they want to continue to expand.

April 29, 2024 | Articles

Trials with alternative soil decontamination

The Frank and Anton de Schutter Partnership in Vierhuizen flooded a plot of farmland of 30 hectares in September. This was done together with Agrifirm and PPO in order to examine the effect of the flooding on harmful soil life. The part­nership also carried out organic soil decontamination on another plot of land. The idea…

April 25, 2024 | Articles

Grimme 150 years: the fifth generation is waiting

Mid May, the German machinery manufacturer Grimme celebrated its 150th anniversary. Besides many festivities and extended factory visits, the focus was on the current director Franz Grimme (65), his wife Christine and the upcoming fifth generation, Christoph and Philip.

April 25, 2024 | Articles

Innovations on Cramer potato planters

Cramer GmbH, manufacturer of potato planting machines, will show during the Agritechnica exhibition, held from November 13th till 19th in Hanover (D), a lot of new innovations. Cramer exhibits the complete new model Marathon Jumbo, which is a trailed 4row model with a renewed 3 ton hopper.

April 23, 2024 | News

Webinar International Day of Potato

World Potato Congress Inc. is pleased to present the Webinar: “International Day of Potato 2024-Harvesting Diversity, Feeding Hope” presented by Dr André Devaux and Dr. Chikelu Mba, April 29, 2024, at 9:00 am Eastern Standard Time (USA/Canada).

April 03, 2024 | Articles

Bio-Impuls on the right track

It has been three years since the Bio-Impuls Project was started. The principle object of this initiative was to put a stop to the acreage decrease in small-scale, Dutch, organic potato cultivation and to reverse that trend. Recently, all the parties involved in Bio-Impuls came together in Wageningen to review the current situation. It then transpired…

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