Requested: new HDS varieties due to a sharp rise in flakes and granule production

We want new varieties as soon as possible for the cultivation of special High Dry Matter (HDM) potatoes,

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Looking for markets

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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Climate, weather and potatoes.

When you talk to potato farmers here in the Netherlands they will tell you that the weather in 2017 was special. The start was good then we had a dry spell, especially in the south of the Netherlands and Belgium and crops were lagging behind. During summer the weather was favorable for production and crops were growing well. In September however we had heavy rain showers and in large parts of the country and potato fields were flooded for a shorter or longer time.

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Plant breeding techniques in a new era

Scientists from Wageningen University & Research (WUR) have published a booklet about Plant Breeding Techniques under the English title ‘Plant breeding techniques in a new era’.

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Potato trade reaches new highs

World potato trade is at record levels according to special analysis by World Potato Markets for its annual market and trade review, writes Cedric Porter

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Harvest snack from Dutch soil

It’s harvest time so it’s busy in the polders. So a nutritious lunch is very welcome. This type of Spanish tortilla is, in fact, a richly-filled farmhouse omelette.

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Plantera pays better for its desired seed potato sizes

Since the formation of their company, Gerard Bovée and Jeroen van Soesbergen of Plantera, the seed potato trading company in Marknesse, have focused entirely on varieties for the table market.

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Dark brown Fries.

Last month I was on a holiday in Scotland and there I had a meal in a local pub. With the meal I had homemade French Fries, large and with a skin.

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Accessible knowledge

Innovative seed potato cultivation provides a solid basis for consumption potato growers, who can then better respond to market demands.

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Pommes dauphine

Besides Pommes gratin and, Pommes duchesse, Pommes dauphine is also a classic.

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