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February 22, 2021 | Blogs

Decisions at planting: Potato planting material

Planting potato tubers means entrusting to the soil two aspects of propagation material. First there is the genetic material, a species and variety aimed at growing a crop adapted to the local conditions, resistant to the prevailing pests and diseases and producing the right quality specifications.

September 23, 2020 | Articles

‘In ten to fifteen years’ time, the whole variety package will have been turned upside down’

‘In breeding work, the standards are set higher and higher and the development of varieties is getting faster and faster. This means that in ten to fifteen years’ time, the whole variety package will have been turned upside down. As a result, a variety such as Spunta will also be minimised over this period’, says…

June 12, 2019 | Articles

Potato from seed opens new markets

The hybrid potato has often been announced as a revolution in potato cultivation. The technology speeds up breeding and a packet of seed travels around the world much more easily than tubers. What will this mean for the position of the Dutch seed potato grower? At the request of the members of the Seed Potato…

November 21, 2018 | Articles

KWS and Simplot launch Aardevo for hybrid potato breeding and marketing

Since selling the seed potato business to Stet Holland in 2016, it’s been quiet around the potato activities of the German breeding giant KWS SAAT SE. On 2 October, the company suddenly announced that it had signed a joint venture agreement with the American French-fry processing company J.R. Simplot. ‘The task of this newly established…

February 27, 2018 | Articles

Solynta: ‘At the earliest, we will present our first commercial, not yet resistant, variety in 2021’

The fact that the breeding company Solynta is working on a completely new breeding method, potato propagation with seed, is now well known in the Netherlands and far beyond. Recently, this exceptional breeder once again made the newspaper headlines, following a press meeting in Wageningen where it proudly presented the very first Phytopthora resistant F1…

September 12, 2017 | Articles

New plant breeders’ rights protocol offers scope for potato seed

This spring, Bejo Zaden BV in Warmenhuizen acquired plant breeders’ rights for the True Potato Seed (TPS) Oliver variety. This raises the question of how the plant breeders’ rights protocol has been adapted for this TPS variety. Lysbeth Hof and Jan Kees Schipper of Naktuinbouw (the Netherlands Inspection Service for Horticulture) answer this question. They…

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