December 21, 2022 | Articles
Precision agriculture in Dutch National Strategic Plan for agriculture in 2024?
Precision agriculture (PA) is a farming management concept based on observing, measuring and responding to inter and intra-field variability in potatoes and other crops. With the aim to get better farming results, not only money wise but also in terms of ecological and societal benefits. In 2024, data, task maps and others may get CAP-subsidy…
May 20, 2022 | News
First shipments of U.S. fresh potatoes to Mexico in 25-plus years
Earlier this month the United States has begun exporting potatoes to Mexico, beyond the 26-kilometer border zone that previously marked the limit of their export.
January 20, 2022 | News
Growers in England and Wales allowed to import Dutch seed potatoes
Growers of ware potatoes in England and Wales are allowed to import seed potatoes directly from the Netherlands.
December 24, 2021 | News
Europatat calls on policy makers to break seed potato trade deadlock
Almost one year after Brexit there is still no agreement on trade in seed potatoes, Europatat pointed out recently.
November 24, 2021 | Articles
Farm to Fork and potatoes; can we fork it?
Precision agriculture (PA) is a farming management concept based on observing, measuring and responding to inter and intra-field variability in crops. How do we bring it to the next level beyond ‘simple’ variable rate applications? We have to solve technical and organisational issues. Otherwise, the big promise of smart data use in AgriFood will only…
September 23, 2021 | Articles
Professor Richard Visser (WUR): ‘Growth of EU organic area without gene editing will definitely result in decreasing crop yields’
In a recently published manifesto, agricultural scientists in the European Union call for the admission of new breeding techniques such as gene editing in European organic farming. This may seem like handing a vegetarian a sausage and saying that it is essential for his or her health, but Professor Richard Visser, one of the authors,…
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