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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.

October 10, 2022 | Blogs

Potato World Vision – No genetic progress without a healthy sector

At the end of May, during the World Potato Congress in Dublin, I had the opportunity to meet many colleagues from the sector. This congress, which is organised (officially) every three years, brings potato science and technology closer to growers, breeders, traders and the processing industry.

October 03, 2022 | Blogs

Brushing up on knowledge for a successful farming business

This summer, I cycled from my home to Santiago de Compostella. A wonderful experience to be on the road alone for a long time, to meet a wide range of people and also to get to know myself in a new way. Both physically and mentally.

September 28, 2022 | Articles

No genetic progress without a healthy sector

At the end of May, during the World Potato Congress in Dublin, I had the opportunity to meet many colleagues from the sector. This congress, which is organised (officially) every three years, brings potato science and technology closer to growers, breeders, traders and the processing industry.

September 28, 2022 | Articles

Brushing up on knowledge

This summer, I cycled from my home to Santiago de Compostella. A wonderful experience to be on the road alone for a long time, to meet a wide range of people and also to get to know myself in a new way. Both physically and mentally.

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