DOWNS CropVision nominated for SIMA Innovation Award

L DOWNS CropVision potato optical grader scaled 1

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.


Pulp of red fleshed potato can be used to enrich gluten-free bread

LPotato Handbook intense colors inside and or outside

Potato pulp produced by processing red and purple fleshed varieties could become a new innovative substrate for gluten-free bread enrichment.


Potato LEAF reaches fundraising goal and announces Institute Alumni Summit

PLEAF logo 002

At the beginning of January 2021, the Potato Leadership, Education, and Advancement Foundation (LEAF) announced it has achieved its inaugural fundraising goal of 2 million dollar for 2020.


Christophe Vermeulen new CEO of Belgapom starting January 2021

Christophe Vermeulen
Next to CEO of Belgapom, Christophe Vermeulen will also act as the director of FVPhouse.

The Board of Directors of Belgapom announced on December 3rd to have unanimously chosen Christophe Vermeulen as the successor to Romain Cools as the CEO of Belgapom.


Newly available: PotatoWorld’s Encyclopédie Pratique de la Pomme de Terre

2 Le nouveau livre est arrive L 1
PotatoWorld magazine’s Editorial Director Jaap Delleman proudly presents the French edition of the publisher’s comprehensive Potato Handbook.

A new book has arrived/Un nouveau livre est arrive: Encyclopédie Pratique de la Pomme de Terre!


New ambassador Miss Tata proudly promotes Portuguese potatoes

Miss Tata L
Versatile, dynamic, colorful, and cheerful Miss Tata is the proud new ambassador of Portuguese potatoes worldwide.

To promote Portuguese potatoes worldwide, the Portuguese Potato Association (Porbatata) has created a new ambassador: Miss Tata.


Custom-built Tong potato solution increases US processor’s sizing potential

Tong Skone Conners L
With the advanced grading and washing line from Tong Engineering, potato processor Skone & Connors Produce, Inc. can increase sizing potential of both dirty and washed crop.

Potato processor Skone & Connors Produce, Inc. chose a custom-built potato grading and washing solution from Tong Engineering.


Game technology to speed up potato variety development process

Game technology to speed up potato variety development process
‘We are delighted to be working with Agrico UK Ltd on something that has the potential to make a real difference’, said Dr John Grigor of Abertay University.

A ground-breaking new project between a Scottish University and a potato seeds supplier will use videogame technology to help develop the perfect potato.


Kiremko remotely starts up French fry line in Morocco

kiremko L 2

A French fry line that was installed at Moroccan potato processor Fun Fries last summer, was started up entirely remotely using augmented reality (AR). When the COVID-19 pandemic prevented Kiremko’s engineers from boarding planes, a highly innovative solution was used: the Kiremko Remote Service.


Potato Expo 2021 to be held exclusively online

Potato Expo 2021 L

Potato Expo 2021, scheduled to take place January 5-7 next year, will be held exclusively online. The organizer, the National Potato Council (NPC), recently announced this new virtual format in light of on-going developments with COVID-19.


Check out our calendar for upcoming events

Click here