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Seed potatoes

February 03, 2023 | News

Solynta and FreshCrop sign hybrid potato collaboration agreement in Kenya

The Dutch company Solynta and the Kenyan seedpotato company FreshCrop team up to facilitate future introduction of clean potato starting material in Kenya through hybrid true potato seed. The goals is to end to the shortage of clean starting material in the region.

January 20, 2023 | News

Breeders Trust aims for more control over Farm Saved Seed use with PBR Database

Breeders Trust announces the launch of a international pilot project, called PBR Database, to get a better grip on the use of Farm Saved Seed (FSS). According to the organization, this involves both getting a better grip in terms of collecting royalties (fair compensation) as well as countering illegal use of FSS.

December 21, 2022 | Articles

E Green Global opens pilot lab for micro tuber production

In mid-September, the Korean company E Green Global (EGG) opened a pilot laboratory for the production of micro tubers on the knowledge campus of the University of Twente. ‘Now we can finally start producing locally and test our micro tubers in Europe in practice’, says the relieved Dutch representative of the company, Epi Postma. EGG…

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,…

December 21, 2022 | Articles

Europlant and BNA announce merge

During the international trade fair PotatoEurope, the German seed potato trading house Europlant celebrated its 30th anniversary. More than three hundred guests from both home and abroad celebrated this anniversary during a grand party. Here, the company announced that BNA and Europlant are going to merge. They also said farewell to Dr Heinrich Böhm, the…

October 10, 2022 | News

HZPC results back on course in uncertain times

Dutch potato breeding company HZPC announces that after a challenging 2020/2021 fiscal year, the company has managed to bring its results back on course.

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