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January 30, 2024 | Articles

PotatoEurope 2014 homing in on handling boxes

On 3 and 4 September of this year, a new PotatoEurope will be held again in the German town of Bockerode. This time, the organisation is in the hands of the German Landwirtschaft Geselschaft (DLG) and the potato organisation Unika. One of the main themes at the Potato Show is the handling of boxes in…

January 25, 2024 | Articles

HZPC and Mahindra in Indian joint venture

HZPC Holland BV has signed an agreement with the Mahindra Group in Chandigarh, India, for the establishment of a joint venture. The aim of the new collaboration is to enhance the cultivation of seed potatoes in the region and, if possible, the export of Indian seed potatoes.

January 25, 2024 | Articles

Presentation of the fifth generation of Dewulf R3060

At the end of April, lifting machinery manufacturer Dewulf from Roeselare (B) presented their new R3060. It’s already the 5th generation of the well-known three-wheeled, self-propelled, 2-row potato and root-vegetable harvester. The most important changes to this latest model are the cabin, driving control and engine.

January 25, 2024 | Articles

IPM is now the IPM Potato

The potato trading company and breeding station Irish Potato Marketing Limited (IPM) has been active in the potato sector since 1950. Because of its far-reaching internationalisation, the company has now changed its name to ‘‘IPM Potato Group Limited’.

January 25, 2024 | Articles

Breeders Trust and AIB sign agreement with Italian Ministry of Agriculture

In mid May, the Italian Ministry of Agriculture signed a collaboration agreement with the AIB (Anti-Infringement Bureau) and the Breeders Trust. The agreement provides for close collaboration between the Food Anti-Fraud Service (ICQRF) and the Inspection Service for Seed Potatoes and Agricul­tural Seed (CRA-SCS) with the AIB and the Breeders Trust in targeted actions against…

January 25, 2024 | Articles

Food wastage – ‘Every Crumb Counts’

One of the focal points of government authorities at regional, national and worldwide levels – within the scope of sustainability – is food wastage. ‘Food wastage is defined here as each food product destined for human consumption that hasn’t ended up in our stomachs’, Nele Cattoor of Belgapom explains. Within the framework of Interpom 2014,…

January 24, 2024 | Articles

Fresco calls for more promotion and stronger ties with the consumer

It was no-one less than the new Chairman of the Management Board of Wageningen University, Professor Louise Fresco, who had come to officially open the ever successful Potato Demonstration Day in the Dutch village of Westmaas. Over 7,000 growers visited the event. ‘I’m proud to be here’, is how Fresco started her very-first, official speech…

January 24, 2024 | Articles

Agrofood Cluster Northeast Polder wants to strengthen potato sector

In order to strengthen the agrofood sector in the Dutch region of Emmeloord, Jan-Nico Appelman, Member of the Provincial Executive of the Province of Flevoland, together with Hans Wijnants, alderman of the Municipality of Northeast Polder presented a cheque for 442,000 euros to Gerard van Tilburg, Chairman of the new Agrofood Cluster Northeast Polder Foundation.…

January 24, 2024 | Articles

WIFO-Anema BV continues innovation with the K65,an adjustable stationary box rotator

WIFO-Anema, the manufacturer of machinery in Ferwerd, has added a new product to its range: the K65 stationary box rotator. This rotator is easy to adjust to both box and drop heights and is therefore excellently suited for the product-friendly emptying of differing box sizes.

January 24, 2024 | Articles

Agrico now has a majority interest in Canadian Parkland

Agrico in Emmeloord recently acquired a majority interest in the Canadian seed potato company Parkland Seed Potatoes, owned by Kirby and Paul Sawatzky of Edmonton. The potato cooperative already owned 49 percent of the shares and this has now become 70 percent.

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