Solentum products find continuation with Pessl Instruments

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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.


New optical sorter brings total flexibility to production at SCEA HERMANT

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The Hermant’s acquired the new machine to sort and grade potato and onion crops prior to storage.

French farming company SCEA HERMANT experienced total flexibility in production during first season of operating a new optical sorter.


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.


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