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June 26, 2023 | Blogs

The necessity to irrigate when growing potatoes

In all rain-fed potato-growing regions in the world, the quantity of annual precipitation and the amount of rainfall during the growing season varies considerably among years. In North-West Europe for instance, it varies between 400 and 1100 mm per year.

June 20, 2023 | News

APH Group appoints new CCO and CFO to further shape the future

APH Group announced that Albertus Kloosterman and Bart van Doorn joined the company as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). 

June 20, 2023 | Articles

Dutch potato farmer takes maximum advantage of fresh water project

Together with ten agricultural entrepreneurs, six years ago the In ’t Anker family in the Dutch province Zeeland town of Schore, started a research project to use wastewater from the nearby preserves factory Coroos at Kapelle as irrigation water. The particularly dry and hot growing season of 2022 was literally and figuratively the baptism by fire for…

June 20, 2023 | Articles

McCain now also launches a regenerative agriculture programme in the Netherlands

At the end of January, McCain launched a new programme for regenerative agriculture. In doing so, the processor aims to support Dutch potato growers in their transition to more sustainable agricultural practices. ‘The growers will receive a premium of 5 euros per ton for this. It is also a useful challenge for agronomy that can…

June 20, 2023 | Articles

PotatoEurope: the event by and for the potato chain

On September 6 and 7, 2023, the entire potato chain will come together at the inspiring PotatoEurope trade fair. This year the event will take place in Kain, a Belgian town near Tournai. This vibrant happening marks the start of the new growing season and is crucial for potato professionals striving to innovate, share knowledge…

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…

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