First of its kind potato processing factory inaugurated in Iraq

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The Dutch Ambassador to Iraq and the Kurdistan Region (KRI) Prime Minister laid the foundation stone of the new potato processing facility.

The Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality recently reported on the inauguration of a potato processing factory in Iraq.


Crop optimization programme that benefits both Avebe and growers brings home Gold status

Royal Avebe growers awarded Gold status
Growers participating in Avebe’s Optimeel programme meet FSA Gold-standard.

The members of Royal Avebe participating in the Optimeel growing programme have been awarded Gold status.


Collective ‘Miss Tata’ brand visible on Portuguese potato packaging for the first time

Miss Tata PotatoWorld News Update
As the proud ambassador of Portuguese potatoes worldwide, the versatile, dynamic, colorful, and cheerful Miss Tata reflects qualities that lead to a nutritious and balanced diet.

Portuguese Potato Association Porbatata recently launched their new ambassador Miss Tata’s first campaign to promote Portuguese potatoes.


Virtual Europatat Congress open to the whole potato sector, free of charge

Week 21 News Update Europatat Omer Atiker
During the virtual edition of the Europatat Congress, keynote speaker Ömer Atiker will help organizations build a better future using digital possibilities.

Registrations for the upcoming annual Europatat Congress on June 10th are open.


Breeding companies combine strengths for hybrid breeding in starch potato production

News Update Week 20 Breeding companies
‘This collaboration creates a continuous stream of ever-improving varieties for Avebe’s growers’, explains Solynta’s Research & Development Director.

Solynta and Averis recently announced they will be working together on the hybrid breeding of starch potato varieties.


European Association for Potato Research (EAPR) conference postponed to 2022

News Update week 19 EAPR 2022
The upcoming edition of the EAPR Conference will be held in 2022 in Krakow, Poland.

The 21st Triennial Conference of the European Association for Potato Research (EAPR) has been postponed to July 4-8, 2022.


Solentum products find continuation with Pessl Instruments

News Update week 18 Solentum
Solentum B.V. products SolGrader and SolAntenna have been acquired by Pessl Instruments GmbH from Austria.

As of May 1st, Austria-based Pessl Instruments has taken over Solentum’s farmer-targeted SolGrader and SolAntenna.


Optical potato sorter CropVision receives SIMA Innovation Award

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DOWNS managing director Damien Dubrulle (l) received the SIMA Innovation Award from SIMA director Isabelle Alfano (r).

DOWNS optical potato sorter CropVision was awarded the Gold medal in the SIMA Innovation Awards’ “From Harvest to Storage” Category.


Latest smart bigbag pilot for seed potatoes measures temperature fluctuations

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With the smart labels used in the new smart bigbag pilot, HZPC can check a digital map to see exactly where the bigbags with seed potatoes are located and read out temperature fluctuations.

With a new element, the latest smart bigbag pilot aims to find out more about the condition of seed potatoes during transport.


Robotti deployed to plant potatoes for the very first time

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At the fields of PotatoEurope 2021, autonomous implement carrier Robotti was deployed to plant potatoes for the very first time.

The first potatoes for the PotatoEurope harvesting demonstrations were planted with the autonomous implement carrier Robotti.


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