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March 27, 2024 | News

The National Potato Program and its Contribution to Potato Industry Advancement in China

The World Potato Congress Inc. is pleased to present the Webinar: The National Potato Program and its Contribution to Potato Industry Advancement in China” by Jin Liping, April 3, 2024 at 8:00 am Eastern Standard Time (USA/Canada).

February 28, 2024 | News

DLG launches new event: Potato Days UK 2024

The new event Potato Days UK wants to meet the needs of the UK‘s potato value chain for practical information about potato production and processing. The innovation platform is celebrating its premiere on 4-5 September, 2024 in Nocton, Lincolnshire, UK.

With its new event Potato Days UK, the DLG (German Agricultural Society) is bringing to…

February 13, 2024 | News

World Potato Congress presents ins and outs 2024 congress in special webinar

This year the 12-th edition of the World Potato Congress (WPC) is going down under. To learn all ins and outs the WPC presents a webinar on February 13, 2024 at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (Toronto/USA) with Dr. Nigel Crump presenting “Adelaide, Australia: Host of the 12th World Potato Congress” 

January 23, 2024 | News

WUR launches major nematodes research project

Climate change and genetic selection have brought root-knot nematodes further north in Europe and made cyst nematodes more difficult to control. These emerging parasites threaten major crops such as potato. To get a clear picture of the proliferation of novel nematode species and populations and to find appropriate and sustainable solutions to these problems, WUR…

December 18, 2023 | News

Agrico and Agrico PSA to expand their activities into Tanzania

At this year’s varieties show, along with its subsidiary Agrico PSA, the Dutch cooperation took a further step towards continued growth in East Africa. By signing a distribution agreement with Fraxen Consult Ltd, the seed potatoes from the company will be exported to small-scale farmers in Tanzania later this year. It is important for Agrico…

November 27, 2023 | News

Fostering Potato Partnerships for Food Security

World Potato Congress Inc. is pleased to present the Webinar:  “Declaration of Dublin and the World Potato Congress, Fostering Potato Partnerships for Food Security” presented by President Peter VanderZaag and André Devaux , November 28, 2023 at  9:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (USA/Canada)

November 15, 2023 | News

The British Potato Show returns to Harrogate in November

With the harvest season typically concluded and preparations for the new year in motion, British Potato 2023 will return on 22nd and 23rd November at the Yorkshire event centre in Harrogate. A date favoured by participants.

This year sees a record amount of trade stands, as the industry prepares to come together again. Emerging out…

November 09, 2023 | News

Agritechnica focus on trends in potato technology

From 12-18 November Agritechnica takes place in Hannover, Germany. During the event there is a main focus on potatoes. Dr. Rolf Peters presents his vision on trends in potato technology. He states that potato growing has required a particularly high degree of flexibility from farmers in this year’s growing season due to the intensive change…

November 04, 2023 | News

The Potato Company bv: Probably the best varieties in the world …

‘Our most important variety news is that the Boston and Monza varieties will be on the variety list in January. Due to the great interest for these varieties we are now planning the market introduction. We think that these varieties are a good addition to our existing portfolio’, shares TPC.

November 03, 2023 | News

Schaap Holland: Breeding in the fast lane of a changing potato world

‘In a rapidly changing world consumers awareness of the origin of their food is growing. Ware potato growers, packers and processing industries, are looking for new varieties due to decreasing availability of crop protection products, climate changes and higher efficiency demands. To define a goal for a potato breeder to meet these ‘demands’ and transform all…

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