Edition: 09-2022

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Potatoworld 3 – 2022

Brushing up on knowledge

This summer, I cycled from my home to Santiago de Compostella. A wonderful experience to be on the road alone for a long time, to meet a wide range of people and also to get to know myself in a new way. Both physically and mentally.

During my pilgrimage, I passed through many different cultivation…

Sustainability and openness are important keywords at LC Packaging

LC Packaging’s parent company is located in a super modern and spanking new building on the A12 near the town of Waddinxveen. In 1923, the Lammers family in Amsterdam started trading in used jute bags. After almost a hundred years, the company presents itself now as an international producer and distributor of flexible packaging solutions,…

No genetic progress without a healthy sector

At the end of May, during the World Potato Congress in Dublin, I had the opportunity to meet many colleagues from the sector. This congress, which is organised (officially) every three years, brings potato science and technology closer to growers, breeders, traders and the processing industry.

The mood, as usual at these congresses, was positive.…

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…

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…

Focus on achieving the highest possible quality

On the Roebroek family farm in Beek in the province of Limburg, nothing is left to chance. From the preparations for the new crop to the moment when the last stored potato leaves the storehouse, the focus is on achieving the highest possible quality. Every choice from cultivation to storage also involves a critical look at…

Entrepreneurship combined with daring and vision leads to increased potato turnover

Investing more than 6 million euros to sell baby table potatoes in a shrinking consumer market requires, apart from daring, a great deal of vision. The Norwegian family business Bjertnæs & Hoel is looking to the future and, as a result, is seeing its potato sales increasing every year. At their farm, the four entrepreneurs,…

From potato vending to potato wholesale a success story

From potato doorstep selling [aardappelleurhandel] with a turnover of 5 tons per day to a potato wholesale business of currently 75,000 tons a year. That, in a nutshell, is the success story of the Dewitte Potatoes family business of Poperinge in Flanders, Belgium. Quality and flexibility, according to the traders from Flanders, are the most…

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