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December 21, 2022 | Articles

One step back, two steps forward in clonal selection

Two years ago, clonal seed potato selector Klaas Schenk (51) from the village of Anna Paulowna made a radical decision. Under the guise of one step back, two steps forward, he halved his farm area in order to improve his further progress, while completely changing his cultivation method. His clones are now growing in beds and,…

September 28, 2022 | Articles

Self-propelled reel follows plot

This last growing season was extremely dry in Europe. In order to give potato growers and their financiers more certainty, irrigation offers a solution. When you organise your water supply properly, you can achieve both a better quality and a higher yield, explains irrigation specialist Mindert Pool of the APH Group, dealer for Fasterholt in Poland…

April 14, 2022 | News

Sencrop launches Solarcrop sensor and application for irrigation advice

With the recent launch of their Solarcrop sensor, agritech company Sencrop focuses on the transition towards precision irrigation.

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 | 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.

November 25, 2020 | Articles

Fertigation: From wait-and-see attitude to necessity

In recent years, various research projects with drip irrigation and fertigation have already been carried out in the potato sector and they have been described in detail in several articles. Every year, projects are being started in every corner of the Netherlands. Also at Van Iperen, supplier of fertilisers and crop protection agents in the…

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