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February 07, 2022 | Blogs

Cracks, fissures and clefts: different appearances of external tuber disorders

Tuber cracks, fissures and clefts have different appearances following different causes. They are healed wounds but clearly visible as scars on the surface. These healed fissures are generally oriented in the length direction of the tubers and are more present at the rose end than at the bud end of the tuber. They are triggered…

January 31, 2022 | Blogs

An introduction to tuber disorders and their hazards

Besides infection by pests and diseases, potato is also prone to many disorders of non-pathogenic origin. Such non-pathogenic origins are of an abiotic physiological nature resulting from interaction between the physiology of the growing tuber and its environment. They are generally referred to as physiological disorders.

November 24, 2021 | Articles

‘Lack of collective spirit makes grower’s life difficult’

As the first member of the Dutch Producers Organisation for Ware Potatoes (POC), arable farmer and POC board member Jasper Roubos (37) is committing himself with infectious enthusiasm to this initiative in which ware potato growers are organising themselves to achieve a stronger position in the market. At his farm in the village of Abbenes,…

November 24, 2021 | Articles

Polish grower achieves good results with drip irrigation

Due to persistent drought and heat in the growing season, cultivating potatoes in Poland has been a major challenge in recent years. As a result of the dry summers in 2018 and 2019, growers who could not irrigate achieved less than a quarter of the normal yield. In order to be able to deal with…

November 24, 2021 | Articles

Jochum Mansholt: ‘Everything revolves around healthy potato cultivation’

In the Westpolder, located directly on the Wadden Sea in the province of Groningen, Mansholt Veredelings­bedrijf BV successfully breeds potatoes and also grows about 65 hectares of high-quality seed potatoes annually. ‘Everything is about growing healthy potatoes’, says the current managing director Jochum Mansholt (35) in the middle of a field of potential varieties.

November 24, 2021 | News

PotatoWorld video impression: Drip irrigation in Poland

When visiting Poland, where cultivating potatoes has been a major challenge in recent years, PotatoWorld magazine made a video impression about drip irrigation.

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