September 14, 2023 | News
Origin of novel broad resistance to late blight found in wild potato relatives
To understand the mechanisms of late blight resistance of potatoes better, researchers of Wageningen University & Research together with their colleagues in Tübingen and Norwich have taken an important step. Their research has been published in the renowned scientific journal Science.
June 20, 2023 | Articles
‘Our growth opportunities lie in countries with a great deal of non-certified seed potatoes’
In February this year, HZPC received the ‘Royal’ designation. A fantastic milestone for the 125-year-old company, but ultimately it’s the future vision that determines whether a company remains successful. Gerard Backx, CEO of the Royal HZPC Group, looks ahead and sees opportunities for varieties with a wide range of resistances in countries where the population…
June 19, 2023 | Blogs
Adapting the potato crop to climate change
Options for the potato crop to mitigate (soften) the climate change through dampening the CO2 emission associated with potato production are limited. Roughly, producing 1 ton of potato involves the production of 70–300 kg of CO2 depending on yield and inputs. Cultural practices reducing this include the reduction in the transportation of seed, fertilizers and…
May 11, 2023 | News
HZPC UK acquires TLC Potatoes to strengthen market position
HZPC UK, a member of the Royal HZPC Group, recently announced the acquisition of TLC Potatoes, one of Scotland’s leading minituber producers. The potato breeding and seed potato production company describes this acquisition as a further step to strengthen its position in the market, while securing the future of HZPC’s minituber production.
May 05, 2023 | News
Grant recognizes importance of tuber crop for African food and nutrition security
The Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) recently announced it will receive a 30 million dollar grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to develop modern and efficient breeding systems for root, tuber, and banana (RTB) staple crops for sub-Saharan Africa.
April 13, 2023 | News
Potato cooperative Agrico celebrates 50th anniversary
On April 2nd it was exactly fifty years ago that Dutch potato cooperative Agrico was founded. To celebrate this anniversary, the company will organize various events for growers, members, buyers and employees throughout the year. During these festivities, the company will reflect on the theme ‘With heart and soil. Committed to the next generation’, in…
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