RMA-Techniek acquires digital French fry measuring instrument SolEye

Digital measuring instrument SolEye accurately and objectively assesses the colour of the cooking quality of French fries

Machine manufacturer RMA-Techniek will take over digital measuring instrument SolEye as of September 2021.


NEPG expects average potato yield of 45 tonnes per hectare

NEPG-Logo: NEPG expects average potato yield of 45 tonnes per hectare

Nearing the end of what they call ‘one of the most humid and difficult summers in the last decades’, the North-western European Potato Growers (NEPG) expect average yields at the EU-04 level to be roughly 45 tonnes per hectare.


EGG Microtubers receive PotatoEurope’s Golden Innovation Award

PotatoEurope's Golden Innovation Award, received by EGG Microtubers

During a special award ceremony on Wednesday September 1st, a professional jury awarded the PotatoEurope Gold Innovation Award to the Microtubers of E Green Global (EGG).


ADAPT: ‘Climate change poses threat to European potato production’

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Almost 90 percent of potato growers indicate that changes in climatic conditions have affected their potato production in the last 10 years, a recent survey shows.


Double celebration for Haith and potato grower/packer R S Cockerill

The installation of four new potato grading lines was recently completed at R S Cockerill's site in Dunnington.
The installation of four new potato grading lines by Haith was recently completed at R S Cockerill’s site in Dunnington.

This month manufacturing company Haith and potato grower and packer R S Cockerill have not just one but two reasons for celebration.


PotatoEurope Innovation Awards 2021 to continue

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Potato professionals worldwide have a chance to vote online for the PotatoEurope Innovation Awards – Audience Award.

Though PotatoEurope 2021 is cancelled, the event organisation together with media partner PotatoWorld magazine decided to still hand out the Innovation Awards.


New machine for sustainable pest control in potatoes: the Colorado Beetle Catcher

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Colorado beetles thrive in warm and dry summers. With the hotter summers, the developers of the Colorado Beetle Catcher expect problems to increase.

Two new prototypes of the Colorado Beetle Catcher, a new way of mechanical pest control, have been developed in 2021.


Mystery solved: ‘This is how potato blight pathogen penetrates plant’

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Schematic drawing and microscopy image of how Phytophthora gains entry into a plant. Image: WUR

Research results by Wageningen scientists open up new avenues for protecting crops more effectively, efficiently and sustainably against Phytophthora infestans.


‘Potato production per hectare decisive for 2021 harvest’


‘It is much more the production per hectare than the potato acreage that will be an important factor for the total 2021 harvest’, the North-western European Potato Growers (NEPG) states.


Associations emphasize EU need for innovation in potato breeding

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Four associations count on support for immediate policy action based on the conclusions of the Commission NGT study.

Four associations have co-signed a joint statement on New Genomic Techniques in potato breeding.


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