Gathering the right information

Voorwoord PW3 2021

We’re living in a time when a lot of data is being collected. This gives a feeling that we know everything, but having data available doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s always useful information.


Professor Richard Visser (WUR)


In a recently published manifesto, agricultural scientists in the European Union call for the admission of new breeding techniques such as gene editing in European organic farming.


Human labour is a key factor

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Agricultural mechanisation in the past hundred years has been largely focused on the reduction of human labour.


BP2021 gives rare opportunity to see developments at first hand

BP2021 organiser’s report strong demand to see industry developments at first hand.

European exhibitors and visitors are setting aside Covid-19 challenges to make the most of opportunities at this November’s British Potato trade show in Harrogate, UK.


Avebe and Solynta are joining forces for hybrid breeding and starch potato cultivation

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Solynta and Averis Seeds are going to work together on the hybrid breeding of starch potato varieties.

Hybrid potato breeding company Solynta and Averis Seeds B.V., a whollyowned subsidiary of starch potato cooperative Royal Avebe,


Wageningen University scientists solve mystery: ‘This is how Phytophthora infestans invades plants’

Infographic on how Phytophthora gains access to a plant (WUR).

In a unique collaboration, plant pathologists, cell biologists and physicists from Wageningen University & Research (WUR)


Haulm killing with a hybrid electric method requires less power


Hybrid electric crop protection. This is how Australian crop protection chemical company Nufarm and the German start-up CROP.ZONE describe their new invention,


Keeping up with the times, driving force in almost 100 years of seed potato cultivation


The seed potato company of the Ryckaert family from Assenede is a household name in Belgium


Digitisation important for entire potato sector


‘We are on air, on time and online’, is how moderator Jean-Paul Judson starts the 2021 digital Europatat Congress.


Deep cleaning of the storehouse reduces the risk of residue excess


With the ban on the active substance chlorpropham in 2020, many potato growers who used to keep their storage products free from sprouting with this agent are not rid of it yet.


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