Russian agriculture makes U-turn towards self-sufficiency

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‘In order to become self-sufficient in supplying food for over 140 million inhabitants, the Russian government has stimulated investors with various subsidy programmes,’

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International conference discusses promises and issues relating to hybrid potato seed

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As a new breeding method, hybrid potato breeding makes it possible to adapt potato varieties faster and bring them on the market in the form of seed.

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Variety presentations 2020: different from usual

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Different from usual. That was how things were for many breeding and seed potato trading houses in the Netherlands at the annual Variety Show that normally takes place at the beginning of the month of November.

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Shoppers turn to potatoes during lockdown

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The main bright spot for the world potato industry during the last year of turmoil has been the increased demand for potatoes at home.

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Farms of the Future

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Potato crop and farm dashboard of Farm of the Future, 2020 season, in Lelystad, NL

Precision agriculture is a farming management concept based on observing, measuring and responding to inter and intra-field variability in crops.

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Roasted winter vegetables

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Main course, serves 4. Preparation time approx. 15 minutes.

In winter, especially, it’s important to keep eating a healthy diet to maintain a strong resistance.

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Fruit Logistica focuses on sustainability

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Product marketing, new varieties, sustainable packaging and innovative techniques were the focus of attention this year at the international Fruit Logistica trade fair in Berlin.

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Variety Presentation Days 2019: main objectives in breeding vary widely

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To the question ‘what is the most important focus in your breeding work at the moment’, we received a wide range of answers from the participating breeding and trading companies present at the annual variety presentation days in Emmeloord and its immediate surroundings.

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