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US: Potato researchers gather to find solutions for the blackleg disease

Researchers from all over the world were in Bangor, Maine for the ?2017 Dickeya and Pectobacterium Summit?, organized by the University of Maine Extension. They are trying to find ...
11/24/2017

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Simplot partners with Spanish biotech company to enhance nutritional properties of potatoes

Iden Biotechnology ? a Spanish biotechnology company ? and J.R. Simplot Company, a potato processor and developer and marketer of Innate GMO potatoes, recently entered into an agreement ...
11/24/2017

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British processed potato exports rising; fresh potato sales continue long-term downward trend

Great Britain processed potato exports are up by 24%, while imports are also up by 5%, according to AHDB GB Potatoes Market Intelligence 2017?2018 report. Net import of fresh potatoes ...
11/24/2017

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EU potato production trends

High prices in the 2016/17 season have motivated growers in most Western European countries to expand their potato acreage, which in the EU-5 amounted to about 579 thousand hectares ...
11/24/2017

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ESN ?smart nitrogen? controls release rate of nitrogen

Potato growers know their crop doesn?t grow like every other crop out there. When it comes to nitrogen uptake, they?re an entirely different animal from grains, oilseeds and other ...
11/21/2017

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Belgium to join Indonesian food expo to boost fries exports

The Belgian Potato Trade and Processing Industry Federation (Belgapom) will take part in the major Indonesian food expo SIAL Interfood 2017 to be held at the Jakarta International ...
11/20/2017

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GRIMME presents brand new 4-row self-propelled potato harvester

GRIMME presented their brand new 4-row self-propelled VENTOR 4150 potato harvester at the Agritechnica 2017 event, complete with a 15 tonne unloading bunker. The crucial element of ...
11/20/2017

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Idaho spud harvest meeting brings mixed message

It was a mixed message of good news and caution that Frank Muir delivered Tuesday to Idaho?s potato growers at the Idaho Potato Commission?s inaugural The Big Idaho Potato Harvest ...
11/20/2017

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Idaho Potato Commission takes steps to address quality concerns

The Idaho Potato Commission is collaborating with researchers, major buyers, growers and shippers to address recent quality concerns about some of the state?s fresh potato shipments. ...
11/19/2017

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US: Promoting potatoes as athletic fuel

Recently, Potatoes USA received approval to spend money toward research with the goal of launching more proactive campaigns around potato nutrition. Instead of reactively combating ...
11/19/2017

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Australia Spud King giving away free potatoes across Perth

Perth?s spud king Tony Galati will be giving away 200 tonnes of potatoes this weekend. Mr Galati says it is his way of thanking Perth families for their support over the potato deregulation ...
11/18/2017

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UK: AHDB Agronomists? Conference gets more interactive

To encourage dialogue on pressing agronomic challenges, the 2017 AHDB Agronomists? Conference promises to be the most interactive yet. Taking place on 5 to 6 December 2017 at Peterborough ...
11/18/2017

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Video: New Mexico State University researchers conduct field trials of South American potato, papa criolla

New Mexico State University is collaborating with U.S. Department of Agriculture research geneticist Kathy Haynes to conduct field trials of the South American potato, papa criolla, ...
11/17/2017

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India: With 40% cold stores in Punjab flooded with old crops, potato glut likely this year too

Potato farmers in Punjab are headed for another season of dwindling profits because the cold storage facilities are still flooded with old crop. Satbir Singh, deputy director of horticulture, ...
11/17/2017

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Report: Asia-Pacific Processed Potatoes Market

Asia-Pacific Processed Potatoes Market 2017 Research report contains a qualified and comprehensive analysis of the processed potato market. The report provides an overview of the current ...
11/17/2017

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New tools for growers to be launched at British Potato 2017

British Potato 2017 is an occasion for launching and introducing working tools for growers. The event takes place in Yorkshire Event Center, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, ...
11/16/2017

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Worst harvests in living memory for Northern Irish potato farmers

Northern Irish potato farmers are experiencing one of the worst harvests in living memory, according to a farming union. The long stretch of wet weather that has blighted Northern ...
11/16/2017

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Canada: How McCain Foods keeps its family-business feeling at global scale

?Would you like some fries with that?? If you said yes?anywhere in the world?odds are one in three you were served a McCain Foods french fry. Not an insignificant accomplishment ...
11/16/2017

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Potato diseases: War and peace, Verticillium style

Insights into the complex relationship between potato plants and this pathogen are helping to advance development of resistance cultivars. Verticillium dahliae, a soil-borne fungus, ...
11/14/2017

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Mahindra, Dewulf sign licence agreement for potato planting equipment in India

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M Ltd), part of the USD19 billion Mahindra Group, headquartered in Mumbai, India, today announced a licencing agreement with the Dewulf group in Europe ...
11/14/2017

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US: Students dig in to help create new value from potatoes

Sterman Masser is eyeing a new spot in the grocery store?s produce department: the ready-to-eat, precut fruits and vegetables section. The national supplier is building upon its history ...
11/13/2017

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US: Report shows lower Northwest spud production

Potato production was down throughout the Pacific Northwest during 2017, driven by acreage reductions in Idaho and lower yields in Washington and Oregon, according to a Nov. 9 USDA ...
11/13/2017

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UK: New Potato Data Center said to be game-changer for growers and the supply chain

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board?s (AHDB) new Potato Data Centre (PDC) gets underway later this month. The tool, which allows growers and those in the supply chain ...
11/13/2017

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Potato Expo 2018 to help children in need

Potato farmers who attend National Potato Council?s upcoming Potato Expo 2018 in Orlando, Fla., will also be helping to feed children in need. Potato Expo is scheduled for Jan. 10-12 ...
11/10/2017

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Research: Sequenced potato genomes could speed development of disease-resistant varieties

Examining the ancestors of the modern, North American cultivated potato has revealed a set of common genes and important genetic pathways that have helped spuds adapt over thousands ...
11/10/2017

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Agritechnica 2017: Companies to presents latest technologies for cropping and storing

For seven days, between November 12 and 18, at Agritechnica 2017 In Hanover, Germany, high-caliber manufacturers and service providers will present new brand concepts and innovations ...
11/9/2017

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Study shows global climate warming could seriously effect Peru?s potato crop

A trio of climate scientists have shifted their forest research techniques to the rural farming regions of the Peruvian tropical Andes and the warming impact on two dietary staples ...
11/9/2017

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The binning of edible potatoes costs UK GBP230m a year

Households bin a ?staggering? 5.8 million potatoes every day in the UK costing the nation 230m a year, figures from waste advisory body WRAP have revealed. Up to 1.7 million tonnes ...
11/8/2017

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Idaho sees lower potato yields but good quality

The weather didn?t always cooperate during Idaho?s 2017 potato-growing season, but in the end, producers turned out high-quality potatoes around the state. ?There is a lower yield ...
11/8/2017

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Increased trade in HZPC certificates during stock trading day

The value of the share certificate of Dutch based potato breeding and seed company HZPC was pegged at ?182.20 after the bi-annual stock trading day in November 2017. Once more, this ...
11/8/2017

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US: RPE to feature new product innovations at Fresh Summit

What?s new in the fresh potato category? From RPE, Inc. a new potato item, a unique approach for commodity product and fresh innovations that add value for both consumers and retailers ali...
11/8/2017

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Cavendish Farms opens new potato storage facility in Canada

Cavendish Farms opened its new potato storage facility in New Annan, Prince Edward Island, Canada ? which will mean the company can supply potatoes year round. The new facility is ...
11/7/2017

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Lamb Weston unveils new $200 million potato processing line

Whether waffle-fried or straight-cut, call Richland a french fry capital. This morning, Lamb Weston unveiled its new $200 million expanded processing line for frozen potato products. The...
11/7/2017

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Fast food restaurants driving increased demand for frozen potatoes in Japan

A recent report issued by the USDA?s Foreign Agricultural Service in Japan (FAS/Tokyo) forecasts a substantial recovery of Japanese potato production in MY 2017/18 to 2.315 million ...
11/7/2017

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Europe: Latest NEPG figures show higher potato harvest estimate

North-Western European Potato Growers (NEPG) estimates the actual harvest at 28.9 million tons (brut weight) for the 5 countries (Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, France and the ...
11/7/2017

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British firm Levity CropScience appoints Egyptian distributor

Lancashire-based Levity CropScience has appointed a distributor in Egypt, eyeing new sales opportunities for its ?smart fertilisers? in the Middle East and North Africa. The company ...
11/6/2017

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UK: Branston?s Italian spuds return to Tesco

Branston?s Italian new potatoes are back in Tesco stores for a seventh season. The spuds, grown in the Puglia region by Giuseppe Distaso, are being sold in 400 Tesco stores for five ...
11/6/2017

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US: Potato crop looks promising as Red River Valley wraps up harvest

It?s too early to say exactly how many potatoes the Red River Valley will produce this year, but it looks much more promising than 2016, the head of an area growers organization said. ...
11/3/2017

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British Potato 2017 event plots UK role after Brexit

BP2017 Potato Industry Show is a potato gathering from seed to supermarket, taking place November 22 to 23, in the Yorkshire Event Centre, Harrogate, United Kingdom. The British Potato ...
11/3/2017

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Australia: Hope for seed potato exports to Egypt

Western Australia?s potato growers and industry representatives have joined forces to investigate a 10,000-tonne seed potato export agreement with Egypt as a way to reinvigorate the ...
11/3/2017

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Canada: Prince Edward Island potato crop average to below average, but good prices expected

Prince Edward Island?s potato harvest is down to its final few hundred acres. P.E.I. Potato Board general manager Greg Donald estimated Monday there are probably fewer than a dozen ...
11/3/2017

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Egypt says Jordan to lift import ban on Egyptian potatoes

Jordan has lifted a ban on imports of Egyptian potatoes it imposed over a year ago due to brown rot, Egypt?s Agriculture Ministry said on Tuesday. Earlier this month, Bahrain, Kuwait ...
11/2/2017

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Maine potatoes are on a roll

Maine Farmers Exchange reported that despite a dry growing season, the state has another good-looking potato crop this year. ?Yields vary widely and are dependent on variety and planting ...
11/2/2017

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India: ITC launches new Farmland brand, to sell potato based products

ITC Ltd has forayed into the fresh fruits and vegetables market under the ?Farmland? brand of products by launching value-added potatoes such as low sugar potatoes, potatoes with antioxidant, ...
11/2/2017

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Meet the makers of Idaho?s biggest potatoes

Chris and Sharolyn Schofield have carved a unique niche in the art world ? making colossal sculptures of Idaho Russet Burbank potatoes. Though the Weiser couple has thus far avoided ...
11/2/2017

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New season of Australian baby potatoes auction for $1 million per tonne

Attendance at the Annual Potato Industry Dinner at the National Wine Centre of Australia, Adelaide on Friday night exceeded all expectations. Opened by Senator the Hon Anne Ruston, ...
11/1/2017

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Stats show New Zealand potato prices nearly doubled in the last 10 years

The price of potatoes in New Zealand has almost doubled in the last 10 years, according to Statistics New Zealand. In 2006, potatoes cost $1.10 a kilo, that had risen to $2.10 in September ...
11/1/2017

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Canada: Prince Edward Island Potato Board unveils new TV ad

The P.E.I. Potato Board has unveiled it?s new advertisement which will play on TV and online. Greg Donald, general manager of the board, said the video advertisement is something the ...
11/1/2017

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New attachment from Grimme reduces damage during potato sorting

Grimme has released a new transfer aid that minimises the risk of damaging potatoes during handling. The SoftFlow combs, which can be fitted to new and existing conveyors, have elastic, ...
11/1/2017

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Research: Examining potatoes? past could improve spuds of the future

The old adage of looking to the past to understand the future certainly applies to improving potatoes. Examining the ancestors of the modern, North American cultivated potato has revealed ...
11/1/2017

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