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June 20, 2023 | Articles

Where is the limit?

The bear, the French-fry market, has woken from hibernation after the corona pandemic. The processing figures are back to their previous levels or are even higher now. Every day, around 1500 hoppers loaded with potatoes are transported to the factories in Northwest Europe.

June 20, 2023 | Articles

King Chip

Chips are king when it comes to the amount of potatoes that processors in Western Europe need every year. For years, it was the processors who were also the emperor in the world of potatoes. They were even largely able to set the potato prices themselves.

March 21, 2023 | Articles

Water: the number 1 necessity of life!

We see at the moment that society is paying a lot of attention to the costs of gas and electricity, migrant movements, the war between Russia and Ukraine, nitrogen, CO2, and there are a few more items I could name. However, I miss WATER in this list. I think that people are hardly aware that…

March 21, 2023 | Articles

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Innovation, or the process by which ideas lead to a creative approach to a given challenge, is the basis of the success of the Western European potato chain.

December 21, 2022 | Articles

Maintain Phytophthora resistance for future generations

Phytophthora is a difficult problem to deal with. Especially for organic farming where no synthetic crop protection products may be used, which is why Bionext has labeled a first generation of resistant varieties as ‘Robust’. This sounds promising, but there is still a great danger in this approach. The first generation of resistant varieties is…

December 21, 2022 | Articles

Giffen paradox

The World Potato Congress (WPC) recently took place in Ireland, where, of course, we were also present. A visit to this potato-loving country is not possible without learning about the Famine, the largest ever Phytophthora outbreak.

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