This year, it’s become abundantly clear that the European potato cultivation, trade and industry is not without risks.
With the opening of a new quality centre, cooperative Agrico wants to get a better picture of the quality and vitality of its seed potatoes.
HIP is putting its money on higher potato yield
‘Holland Innovative Potato (HIP) is an association of 11 Dutch potato companies of which 50 percent of the companies are active at the beginning of the chain and 50 percent at the end.https://wordpress.potatoworld.eu/administrator/#
A lot of change in short period of time
The decision has been made. After years of uncertainty, the European Commission has decided to ban CIPC, a product that has been used for decades for the storage of ware and starch potatoes.
Potato from seed opens new markets
The hybrid potato has often been announced as a revolution in potato cultivation.
Growers must learn to think big
This season, the average grower won’t be able to realise a cost-plus. Seventy to eighty percent of the harvest in leading potato countries in Northwest Europe is already predestined for a particular customer and to a large extent for a fixed agreed price.
Jan-Willem Grievink, FoodService Institute: Whoever wins the battle for the stomach, will prosper in the food sector
Waar de NAO zelf op het podium tijdens de jaarlijkse algemene ledenvergadering een strijdvaardige indruk maakte bij monde van voorzitter Gerard Backx en directeur Dick Hylkema, pakte ook de gastspreker uit met een motiverende voordracht.
Bring potatoes to the table!
Potatoes are one of the most common and important food sources on the planet, and they contain a wealth of health benefits that make them an essential part for much of the world’s population diets.
Computer models give new insight into sustainable phytophthora control
Wageningen University & Research recently started using computer models to make the Phytophthora infestans potato blight controllable in a sustainable way.
Invest in marketing
What is a potato? Is it the crop that fed the world in times of hunger? Is it the tuber that can suit any climate?