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True Potato Seed

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…

March 21, 2023 | Articles

HZPC wants to waste no time

During the 2022 HZPC Potato Days, the trading house organised a webinar on the challenges in the field of food security and sustainability, now and in the future. And how the potato sector can make an important contribution to this, because according to the company, there is no time to lose.

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.

June 22, 2022 | Articles

The possibilities and impossibilities of True Potato Seed (TPS)

In this essay, Dr Jan van Loon, who obtained his doctorate two years ago on the ‘History of Potato Breeding in the Netherlands, from Hobby to Industry 1888-2018’, gives his vision on hybrid breeding. A breeding method that is presented as new, but the practical possibilities of which have been explored more than once in…

May 05, 2022 | News

HZPC fully committed to developing robust varieties for more food security

Dutch potato breeding company HZPC is fully committed to developing robust, durable varieties.

February 26, 2021 | Articles

International conference discusses promises and issues relating to hybrid potato seed

As a new breeding method, hybrid potato breeding makes it possible to adapt potato varieties faster and bring them on the market in the form of seed. The possibilities and promises of thisinnovation were the subject of discussion during the international, online Potato futures: impact of hybrid varieties conference.

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