Agrico uses online platform to present growing Next Generation range

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‘We have chosen a permanent variety presentation’, Agrico commercial director Wieger van der Werff told PotatoWorld magazine last year.

Agrico recently announced that from March 25, the cooperative is sharing the innovation of its sustainable Next Generation varieties on its online Agrico Potatoes platform.


PotatoEurope organisation starts preparing potato trial fields in Lelystad

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‘We are currently setting up fourteen diverse trial fields for PotatoEurope 2021 under good field conditions’, says Pierre Bakker of Wageningen University & Research (WUR) Field Crops in Lelystad.

The organisation of PotatoEurope 2021 has started preparing the potato trial fields at the event location near the central Dutch city of Lelystad.


HZPC expects breakthrough for the seed potato sector

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Metabolites extraction at HZPC Research in Metslawier

In their quest for factors that influence the vitality of seed potatoes, HZPC and Averis Seeds expect to solve a mystery soon.


Europatat announces virtual congress

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Keynote speaker Ömer Atiker builds bridges between people and technology.

Europatat, the European Potato Trade Association, has announced that the 2021 edition of its annual Congress will be held in a virtual format.


Large amount of registrations and new exhibitors for PotatoEurope

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“The high rate of exhibitors that are new to PotatoEurope especially shows that companies are ready for a face-to-face event and that the event theme is a hit.”

PotatoEurope 2021, with the event theme “What’s Now, What’s New and What’s the Future”, will provide insight into current developments and the future of the potato industry.


Capacity building project for potato growers launched in Punjab

Dutch Ambassador Wouter Plomp giving his welcome remarks at the launch of capacity building project for smallholders potato growers in Punjab.

A project to increase productivity and sustainability was launched in Punjab, Pakistan.


GRIMME announces haulm topper and further features for VENTOR 4150

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The proven haulm topper, HT 400, is especially suitable for long, tough haulm in potato crops.

For season 2021, Grimme’s four-row self-propelled potato harvester VENTOR 4150 will be equipped with some new practical features.


PotatoEurope 2021 Innovation Award professional jury members announced

PotatoEurope 2021 Innovation Awards jury
The director of the Dutch Potato Organization (NAO) Dick Hylkema, Dutch Top Sector Agri & Food chairman Dirk Duijzer, managing director of the Plant Sciences Group of Wageningen University & Research Ernst van den Ende and PotatoWorld magazine editor-in-chief Jaap Delleman together form the professional jury, representing the different links within the potato chain.

PotatoEurope 2021 organiser DLG Benelux recently announced the members of the professional jury of the PotatoEurope 2021 Innovation Award.


RUCIP: New internal structure, European Delegate and rules

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Since the 1st of January of this year, the RUCIP European Committee has a new internal organisation.


DOWNS CropVision nominated for SIMA Innovation Award

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With over a year to go before the SIMA mechanization exhibition will take place in Paris in November 2022, the event organisation held a press day on January 28.


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