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Kenya: Potato value addition in Limuru

Value addition in the agricultural sector has been hailed as a way to improve earnings while diversifying products to consumers. For Hannah Wanjiru, a potato farmer in Kenya, this ...
5/31/2016

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EuroBlight: Latest data on potato blight tracking in Europe now available

A team of researchers tracking the 2015 population of the potato late blight pathogen have added to the 2013 and 2014 data to provide three years of data on the spatial pattern of ...
5/31/2016

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European potatoes: 3-4% increase in acreage in 2016

Members of the NEPG have estimated that potato acreage in the 5 main producing countries (UK, the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and France) could reach 546,500 hectares (+19,500 hectares/2015), ...
5/31/2016

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New scab-resistant potato developed in Australia

A new variety of scab-resistant potato developed by scientists is set to save the industry millions. The as-yet unnamed variety was created with the aim of retaining the good characteristics ...
5/31/2016

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Fiji's potato planting season kicks off

In the Western division of Fiji, the potato planting season has begun. According to the Agriculture Ministry, 33 tonnes of potato seeds that were imported from Australia have been ...
5/31/2016

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California new potato crop finding good demand

The two big stories out of California?s Kern County potato deal this year are that there is a fairly good market and there are no russet potatoes. The russet deal, which was the core ...
5/29/2016

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UK: Potato giant has to dig deep for innovative new ideas after profits plummet 75%

A fall in the popularity of potatoes among health-conscious consumers contributed to a 75% slump in pre-tax profits at Wilson?s Country. Results for the year ending July 25, 2015 revealed ...
5/29/2016

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Northern Ireland: Potato promotion campaign enters its second year

The mighty spud attended the RUAS Balmoral Show 2016 to celebrate the first anniversary of the Northern Ireland Potato Promotion Campaign. One year ago the organisers of the Potato ...
5/29/2016

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Canada: Strike ends as union wins first contract at Covered Bridge Potato Chips

UFCW Canada members at Covered Bridge Potato Chips have won a first contract, ending their five-month strike and a national campaign calling for a boycott of the company's products. ...
5/29/2016

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