October 24, 2023 | News
War in Israel also has major impact on potato sector
On last Saturday October 7, Israel was attacked from the Gaza Strip by members of the terrorist organisation Hamas, also affecting many kibbutzim. In the process, hundreds of people were injured, killed and taken hostage. The consequences are a war with great impact for residents in the region, the world and also for the potato…
July 21, 2023 | News
ADAPT field trials across Europe in search of multiple-stress tolerant potatoes
The European Potato Trade Association Europatat recently announced that for the Horizon 2020 EU project Accelerated Development of multiple-stress tolerAnt PoTato (ADAPT), trials are currently being conducted in the Netherlands, Serbia, and Austria.
June 20, 2023 | Articles
Breeders Trust wants to get a better grip on Farm Saved Seed with the PBR Database
Breeders Trust announces the launch of a comprehensive international pilot project, called PBR Database, to get a better grip on the use of Farmed Saved Seed (FSS). According to the organisation, this involves more grip both with regard to the collection of royalties (fair compensation) and the prevention of the illegal use of FSS.
June 20, 2023 | Articles
‘Our growth opportunities lie in countries with a great deal of non-certified seed potatoes’
In February this year, HZPC received the ‘Royal’ designation. A fantastic milestone for the 125-year-old company, but ultimately it’s the future vision that determines whether a company remains successful. Gerard Backx, CEO of the Royal HZPC Group, looks ahead and sees opportunities for varieties with a wide range of resistances in countries where the population…
June 09, 2023 | News
IPM Holland donates seed potatoes to 10,000 Ukrainian households
At the start of the planting season, around 10,000 Ukrainian households received free bags of Dutch seed potatoes from trading company IPM Potato Group LTD. The donation is an initiative of IPM Holland BV, in close cooperation with the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN) and the Irish Ministry of Agriculture,…
May 11, 2023 | News
HZPC UK acquires TLC Potatoes to strengthen market position
HZPC UK, a member of the Royal HZPC Group, recently announced the acquisition of TLC Potatoes, one of Scotland’s leading minituber producers. The potato breeding and seed potato production company describes this acquisition as a further step to strengthen its position in the market, while securing the future of HZPC’s minituber production.
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