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Avebe: Challenges and opportunities of ?all natural? and ?clean label? trends for food manufacturers

The food industry is facing a rapid increase in demand for ?all natural? food. Consumers increasingly ask for ?clean label? food. Food manufacturers respond by changing ingredient ...
6/3/2018

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Deep down: Late blight?s chemical attack mechanism explained

A team of international researchers headed by scientists from the University of Tbingen in Germany has deciphered the workings of a cytolytic toxin, which is produced by some of the ...
5/31/2018

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Sustainability: Pulsed Electric Field (PEF) technology helps potato processors to cut down on water usage

The Pulsemaster Pulsed Electric Field PEF technology and equipment used in potato processing plants, are said to improve food quality and food safety, optimise process efficiency, ...
5/31/2018

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World Potato Congress event: Company unveils new technology for enhanced monitoring of potato crop development

VITO is an independent Flemish research organisation in the area of clean tech and sustainable development. The company?s WatchITGrow technology is said to allow for better monitoring ...
5/31/2018

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Digital trade: The market is ready for online potato auction, Dutch trader says

As a potato trader, Jan Anco Wijk is missing a digital platform in the potato trade. This led to Dutch Seed Potatoes 5 years ago, a platform for seed potatoes. He has now developed ...
5/30/2018

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Blight research: GM potato, IPM can reduce environmental impact of potato production by over 95%

Researchers with Teagasc in Ireland have concluded their field study which investigated both the environmental and agronomic impact of a GM potato variety genetically engineered to ...
5/30/2018

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Detecting fungal pathogens: Idaho potato growers benefit from improved spore sampling technology

Potato growers in Idaho will now have the opportunity to learn about the presence of damaging fungal pathogens much earlier, thanks to the efforts of research staff at the University ...
5/30/2018

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Spud celebration: Royal potato growers celebrate milestone anniversary

Jersey?s potato growers are celebrating a special anniversary this year to mark the moment an ingenious farmer turned a few misshapen potatoes into a premium British crop. This spring ...
5/30/2018

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Summer Toolbox for British potato growers: Resources available from AHDB Potatoes

?Things are really steaming ahead in many in parts of the country, and growers will be working fast to adapt to the various challenges of the season? said AHDB Potatoes Knowledge Exchange ...
5/28/2018

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Packaging supplier Volm expands to Colorado potato area with Atech purchase

Packaging and equipment supplier Volm Cos. Inc. has acquired Atech Inc., Monte Vista Colo., focused on serving San Luis Valley potato grower-shippers. Atech has worked with Volm in ...
5/27/2018

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Frito-Lay adds Bare Snacks to its healthy offerings

PepsiCo Inc. is buying a healthy snack company that will be overseen by its subsidiary Frito-Lay. New York-based Pepsi announced Friday is will acquire Bare Foods Co., which does business ...
5/27/2018

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Canadian researchers exploring an environmentally friendly solution to potato early dying complex

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada researchers in Fredericton are exploring environmentally friendly solutions to manage Potato Early Dying complex (PED), a disease that is limiting ...
5/26/2018

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Grimme opens new ?13 million machinery factory in China

In front of guests and the staff of Grimme China, Franz, Christine and Christoph Grimme have opened a new manufacturing plant in Tianjin. According to the manufacturer, best known ...
5/26/2018

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Canadian potato research project aimed at managing nitrogen fertilizer to reduce emissions

Could some new fertilizer products not only maintain potato tuber yield and quality but also reduce nitrogen losses to the air, enhancing the crop?s nitrogen use efficiency and sustainability? ...
5/23/2018

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On the International Day for Biological Diversity, consider the beauty of the Potato

In an article published today on Foodtank.com, Mercedes Aroz, a Peruvian economist and currently the First Vice-president of the Republic of Peru, writes: ?The potato is a gift from ...
5/23/2018

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Lean and mean: Potatoes a part of the top five diets in the US

Side Delights shared data from the recently released U.S. News and World Report 2018 Best Diets rankings report, with the top five focusing on vegetables, including potatoes. The top ...
5/22/2018

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New print magazine for the international potato industry announced: Global Potato News

Folks, some remarkable news: I can announce that a new print magazine aimed at the international potato industry will be launched later this year ? Global Potato News. I will function ...
5/22/2018

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Irish farmers use glasshouses to deliver on potato deal with Aldi

Kilkenny farmers in Ireland used glasshouses to deliver new season potatoes to Aldi on time as part of a huge ?70m deal with the retailer. Aldi today announced it will sell ?24 million ...
5/22/2018

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New electronic potato coming to your fields to help monitor crop development

The future of the potato sector could include the classification of potato production with a smartphone, while receiving information on soil temperature, humidity and CO2 levels in ...
5/22/2018

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Media campaigns helps British potato sales recover

Potato sales have recovered in past three years, thanks in part to industry marketing efforts, according to the AHDB. Following declining price and sales in the UK potato market, AHDB ...
5/21/2018

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New Potato Blight app offers new weapon against potato disease

North Dakota and western Minnesota potato growers have an improved tool to fight a dangerous crop disease. The North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network, or NDAWN, has launched its ...
5/21/2018

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Belgapom reacts to a potential fries boycott by Russia

There might be a Russian boycott on European fries. In response, Romain Cools said closing the borders is purely a form of protectionism. He is from Belgapom, the Belgian potato trade ...
5/21/2018

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Idaho dome manufacturer building potato structures across the world

In 1967, Barry South and his brothers David and Randy came up with an idea for a business that changed the shape of potato cellars for some eastern Idaho growers ? they wanted to construct ...
5/19/2018

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Preparation for Potato Europe 2018 well underway

Preparations for this year?s PotatoEurope exhibition are progressing well, with planting now complete at the event venue, Rittergut Bockerode farm, near Springe-Mittelrode in Lower ...
5/18/2018

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Ecuador: Potato producers request more controls to avoid smuggling

The imports of potatoes from Peru and Colombia harms producers of the Tungurahua Tisaleo canton. Many merchants in this important collection center are being affected by the products ...
5/18/2018

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First it was too wet ? now it?s too dry for Jersey potato growers?

A LITTLE over a month ago farmers in Jersey were unable to plant crops as the land was waterlogged? but the recent dry spell has brought its own set of problems. The lack of rain, ...
5/18/2018

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Potato areas on the rise in North West Europe

Despite low prices this season, potato areas are on the rise in North West Europe in 2018. The NEPG (North-western European Potato Growers) estimates that the top 5 producing countries ...
5/17/2018

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Peru: Biodegradable bags that can also be used as food

Around the same time that the Ministry of Environment announced its intention to gradually ban the use of plastic bags, information has emerged that researchers are working to make ...
5/17/2018

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Canadian Potato Truck Pull event seeks to top $106,000 for cancer care

In 2015, Canadian couple Jamie and Amy Smart decided to throw together a fundraiser for the Cancer Care Manitoba Foundation to help others in the midst of their battle with the disease. ...
5/17/2018

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Record year for Potato Lover?s Month contest

A grand total of 5,266 retail displays nationwide flew the flag for Idaho potatoes in this year?s Potato Lover?s Month Display Contest ? the most entrants ever in the competition?s ...
5/17/2018

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US: Skyline stays the course for 2018 potato program

Expecting the 2017 storage crop to run well into the summer, Skyline Potato General Manager Les Alderete said in late April demand was good and prices have held steady so far in 2018. ...
5/11/2018

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Grimme opens potato equipment production plant in China

Franz, Christine und Christoph Grimme recently inaugurated the modern Grimme plant in Tianjin, China. With an investment in excess of ‎? 13 million (USD 15.7 million) GRIMME ...
5/11/2018

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Potato storage builders offer exclusive advice

What factors can help potato improve storage conditions and reducing loss as much as possible? Potato Business Digital spoke with specialists from Tolsma and Agrovent to find out. ...
5/11/2018

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Late blight: Specialist warns US growers to be on lookout for genotype US-8

According to Amanda J. Gevens, Associate Professor & Extension Vegetable Plant Pathologist, UW-Madison, http://usablight.org is again up and running for 2018 in an effort to support ...
5/10/2018

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Alberta poised to topple Prince Edward Island as Canada?s spud king

At the moment, Alberta province is processing more spuds than ever before. Last year, potato production in this province reached a record 907,184 tons. ?We?ve seen potato production ...
5/10/2018

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UK: Guidance on reduced fluazinam sensitivity in late blight populations

In July 2017, AHDB notified its blight network about reports of the spread of EU_37_A2, a strain of blight first discovered in the Netherlands in 2013 which has shown reduced sensitivity ...
5/10/2018

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More potatoes expected to be planted in Northwestern Europe despite low prices

Despite low prices during this campaign, it?s expected more potatoes will be planted for the harvest of 2018 in Northwestern Europe. The NEPG, or North-West European Potato Growers, ...
5/10/2018

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Mahindra & Mahindra joins McCain Foods and Monsanto Growth Ventures as strategic partners in Canadian Resson

Resson, a predictive analytics company for the agricultural industry, announced a $14 million financing deal that welcomed Mahindra & Mahindra as a strategic partner, joining existing ...
5/9/2018

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Mouth sensor can measure the salt in every potato chip you eat

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have invented a flexible electronic sensor that can be embedded in a dental retainer for real-time monitoring of sodium intake. The ...
5/9/2018

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German potato packing firms fined for price fixing

Bundeskartellamt, the German competition authority, imposed fines totalling Euro 13.2m on Hans-Willi Buhmer Verpackung und Vertrieb GmbH Co. KG and Kartoffel-Kuhn GmbH. Andreas Mundt, ...
5/9/2018

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European potato sector concludes successful Europatat Congress

Last Friday 4 May, the European potato community gathered in Brussels for the Europatat Congress 2018. Under the slogan ?Potatoes: a healthy, sustainable and responsible sector?, the ...
5/9/2018

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US: Monte Vista Potato Growers continues steady growth curve

With 2018?s crop being planted in late April and 2017 potatoes running until the end of July, Monte Vista Potato Growers near Monte Vista continues to expand in volume and in shipments, ...
5/9/2018

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PepsiCo to introduce Australian deli potato chips to US consumers

PepsiCo is set to bring the Australian potato chip brand Red Rock Deli to the US for the first time. The US Red Rock Deli brand will join PepsiCo?s Frito-Lay division, and the brand?s ...
5/8/2018

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Australia: Autumn surveillance round for tomato potato psyllid complete

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development in West Australia has wrapped up autumn surveillance for the tomato potato psyllid (TPP), with no detections of a damaging ...
5/8/2018

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Potato beetle resistance brewing in Canada

The battle against Colorado potato beetle is becoming more difficult every season. It?s not a new problem. As early as 2014, producer groups were already warning that Colorado potato ...
5/8/2018

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Sped-up spuds to fit modern, busy, on-the-go lifestyles

Tasteful Selections LLC, a specialty potato brand consisting of family growers from California, Nevada, and Arizona, aims to contemporize potatoes to fit modern, busy, on-the-go lifestyles. ...
5/8/2018

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Why one nutritionist calls potatoes nature?s diet pill

Nutritionist JJ Virgin and Dr. Oz in the US reveal what science says about spuds and why the humble tater isn?t as bad as you may think. While we have been taught for so long that ...
5/8/2018

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UK: AHDB looking to expand Knowledge Exhange team

AHDB is expanding its arable team and has created new Knowledge Exchange (KE) and Knowledge Transfer (KT) roles. If you are passionate about arable farming and would enjoy working ...
4/2/2018

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Funeral potatoes are not as grim as they sound?

Walmart has been advertising to my friend Terry in his Facebook feed. He showed me screenshots of the ads. They were all strange but the first one was particularly odd, one neither ...
4/2/2018

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Washington Potato Commission searching for ?early adopters? of alternative farming

The Washington State Potato Commission (WSPC) is looking for growers who are embracing alternative methods. ?How can we enhance pest control and potato production while decreasing ...
4/2/2018

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