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Worldwide exclusive sales agreement signed for potato defect cutter

Dutch industrial equipment manufacturer Optiserve has granted worldwide exclusivity to FAM ? European market leader in industrial cutting solutions ? for the sale of its Glide defect ...
11/26/2016

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Ausveg re-elects New South Wales potato grower as chair

New South Wales potato grower Geoff Moar has been re-elected to the position of AUSVEG Chair and Queensland vegetable grower Belinda Adams has been elected to the position of AUSVEG ...
11/26/2016

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Peru and Papua New Guinea to cooperate on potato breeding and variety development

Papua New Guinea is looking to Peru for assistance in developing drought resistant potato varieties that can withstand future extreme weather conditions in the country. Prime Minister ...
11/26/2016

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French potato production estimated to reach 5.1 million tons

The National Potato Producers Union and National Interprofessional Potato Committee have estimated that French potato production will see a ?slight decrease? of 2.3% this year, reaching ...
11/24/2016

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Norway: Food giants battle over potato chips

It was crunch time in a Norwegian appeals court this week, as two of Norway?s major food producers, Orkla and Maarud, battled over who has the legal right to call their potato chip ...
11/24/2016

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Jersey: Potato growers take action to reduce level of nitrates

Potato growers have identified two areas where farming practices must change this winter to prevent a repeat of the water pollution that shut Val de la Mare reservoir for five months ...
11/24/2016

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Canada: Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) coming to a potato field near you

Though unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are just beginning to buzz over Canadian crop fields, experts agree these new ?eyes in the sky? are about to fundamentally change how potato ...
11/24/2016

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Potatoes are not the enemy

As the chief ingredient of fatty french fries and potato chips, potatoes are the enemy of many a parent struggling to get their children to lose weight. However, just like ugly giants ...
11/24/2016

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Prince Edward Island potato farmers hope aggressive marketing will benefit industry

Prince Edward Island’s potato farmers are hoping more aggressive marketing will help their industry bounce back after a tough season. Many Island growers met Friday in Summerside ...
11/24/2016

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Tong showcases the latest Caretaker and Pro-Series controls at Lamma

Leading vegetable handling equipment manufacturer, Tong Engineering, is once again exhibiting at the UK?s largest farm machinery show LAMMA, to present its latest range of equipment ...
11/23/2016

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US: Weather, prices affect North Dakota and Minnesota potato growers during strange year

Freezing temperatures over the weekend appear to have effectively ended the harvest for northwest Minnesota and northeast North Dakota potato growers. The harvest ? which lasted as ...
11/23/2016

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Evenflow Modular Storage Bins offer food safe storage; efficient and hygienic installation

Evenflow Storage Bins from Jantz Canada are an expandable solution for the growing needs of today?s packhouses. Modular in design, they are truly the last storage solution you will ...
11/23/2016

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Scottish producers target Sh6 billion Kenyan seed potato market in deal

Kenyan farms are set to get a makeover through potato seed straight from Scotland farmers eyeing the seed potatoes market estimated at 50million (Ksh 6.2billion). This is in the wake ...
11/22/2016

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India: Government plans big, but cash worry hits potato farming

Potato acreage in Bengal for early varieties has taken a hit due to the liquidity crunch just when the Mamata Banerjee government had planned to increase it by another 4,500 hectares ...
11/22/2016

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European potato processor purchases Pulsed Electric Field system

Pulsemaster, a producer of Pulsed Electric Field systems for potato processing, announced on Nov., 21 that it has entered into an agreement for the sale of a 100kW PEF system to a ...
11/22/2016

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US: New potato varieties chosen for McDonald?s fries

For Washington State University potato researchers Rick Knowles and Mark Pavek, having a new variety chosen by McDonald?s is a big deal. In September, the worldwide fast-food chain ...
11/22/2016

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France: Parmentine?s site processes 350 tons of potatoes per day

Parmentine Production has been in Voves since 1997, and they have bounced back into production following the fire on the site in 2013. They now use the latest technology for sorting ...
11/22/2016

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Stark warning for Scottish growers using imported seed potatoes

Ware potato producers in Scotland were given a stark warning that using imported seed could lead to a long-term loss for short term gain in the wider industry. At stake is the hard-won ...
11/21/2016

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Key Technology opens new Innovation and Solutions Center in Belgium

Key Technology strengthens support of European food processors with the opening of a new customer visit center ? The Innovation and Solutions Center ? in Hasselt, Belgium. This state-of-the-art ...
11/21/2016

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Search warrants for pale cyst nematodes ordered at southeast Idaho potato farms

A federal judge has approved search warrants to take samples from fields in southeast Idaho after farmers refused to allow federal authorities to check for pale cyst nematodes. The ...
11/21/2016

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Ireland: Potato harvest comes to a close with yields back ?close to 10%?

The potato harvest is more or less complete for another year and yields are expected to be back close to 10%, according to IFA Potato Committee Chairman Eddie Doyle. The majority of ...
11/21/2016

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Annual Report 2015/2016: HZPC benefited from European market recovery and its international market efforts

The annual report of HZPC Holland B.V. related to financial year 2015/16 was published. As announced in October, the consolidated net turnover of annual year 2015/16 was established ...
11/21/2016

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US: Potato growers get expert help to fight late blight pathogen

The Plant Management Network (PMN) has released in November a new presentation entitled ?Late Blight Management Under Semi-Arid Conditions? to help potato growers recognize pathogen ...
11/20/2016

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NL: Avebe realised one of its best results in a challenging year

This year Dutch potato starch Coperatie AVEBE U.A. achieved a performance price of 77.10 euros a tonne. That is slightly lower than last year?s record amount (78.41 euros) and is ...
11/20/2016

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UK: Sainsbury?s tackles potato greening with new opaque packaging

British supermarket chain Sainsbury?s has launched a new opaque packaging for potatoes aimed at giving them a longer life and reduce their wastage caused by discolouration. The new ...
11/20/2016

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UK: AHDB Potatoes? Next Generation tour the science behind the potato

AHDB Potatoes? Next Generation headed to see the science behind potato seed on a two-day Scottish tour earlier this month. The group explored pre-basic minituber production on the ...
11/20/2016

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Kenya and Scotland sign seed potato trade deal

Scotland can now export seed potatoes to Kenya after a new trade agreement opened the market. The deal was announced by Scotland?s rural economy secretary Fergus Ewing, who said Kenya ...
11/18/2016

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Meet researchers addressing industry challenges at Potato Expo

Researchers are addressing many of the challenges faced by the potato industry, from viruses to improved breeding methods. The 2017 Poster Session Jan 4 ? 6 provides the opportunity ...
11/18/2016

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Potatoes USA curates potato recipes for athletes

?Athletic performance is an exciting area of research opportunities for many food products, like potatoes, especially here in our country, where we are so dependent on rice when it ...
11/18/2016

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Research consortium aims to tackle potato greening

Potato greening will be the focus of a research consortium including the James Hutton Institute and University of Southampton, in a drive to reduce field and supply chain losses. Dr ...
11/17/2016

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Mahindra HZPC launches aeroponics unit to support seed potato

Mahindra HZPC, a 60:40 joint venture of Mahindra Agri Solutions Limited (MASL) and HZPC, opened a modern aeroponics facility to support the company?s seed potato business in Mohali. ...
11/17/2016

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US: Potandon Produce adds a new organic potato supply point

Potandon Produce LLC, an industry leader in fresh potato innovation, announced immediate availabilty on both organic red and organic yellow potatoes from the Red River Valley. Although ...
11/17/2016

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Canada: Spud producers pull off second record crop

Manitoba potato growers harvested, on average, a record 348 hundredweight (cwt) an acre this fall, up eight percent from the previous record of 322 cwt set last year. However, it?s ...
11/17/2016

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Australia: Mitolo snaps up more Oakville assets

South Australian hard produce company Mitolo Group has acquired assets of Oakville Produce, including its South Australia farms and packaging facilities in Brisbane, Melbourne and ...
11/17/2016

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Oregon and Washington potato commissions to seek markets in Asia

Pacific Northwest potatoes will be the main course of a 10-day trade mission to Taiwan, the Philippines, and Hong Kong that includes the top agriculture officials in Oregon and Washington ...
11/17/2016

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Autoridades de universidad peruana y acadmicos rusos analizan avances del cultivo de la papa en el espacio

Las autoridades de la Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería (UNI) y dos representantes de la Universidad Técnica Estatal de Kursk de Rusia se reunieron en el distrito de ...
11/17/2016

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Washington potato growers pay another call on Southeast Asia

The Washington State Potato Commission?s latest trade mission to Southeast Asia focused on customer relations in Vietnam and potato chips in Myanmar. A delegation that included the ...
11/17/2016

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Avebe Launches New Potato Protein to Address Consumer Trends

Avebe is the world?s largest producer of starch potato ingredients. Founded in 1919, the cooperative is owned by 2,500 growers of starch potatoes in the Netherlands and Germany. Each ...
11/17/2016

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Branding the ?Dolakha?s Potato? raised demand, but winter drought cuts supply

Potato production in Dolakha ? a district in Nepal severely affected by the 2015 earthquakes ? has dropped sharply this year due to a prolonged winter drought. The drop in output has ...
11/10/2016

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Dutch launch ?Potato Valley?

In the north of the Netherlands, farmers and researchers have joined forces in a new platform to future-proof the potato. The alliance, named ?Potato Valley?, targets the 800 potato ...
11/10/2016

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The world?s most expensive limited-edition chips are $56 and all sold out

St. Eriks Brewery in Sweden created a high-class snack for its high-quality craft beer: a $56 box of five potato chips. The pricey chips, created by chef Pi Le, comprise rare Nordic ...
11/10/2016

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You can now send your friends a personalized potato Tatergram

TaterGrams is now selling personalized potatoes with messages on them that you can mail to friends, family, colleagues, worse enemies, etc. The company?s founder says these special ...
11/10/2016

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Global potato starch market forecast to 2021

MarketStudyReport.com adds ?Global Potato Starch Market by Manufacturers, Regions, Type and Application, Forecast to 2021? new report to its research database. The report spread across ...
11/10/2016

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Researcher makes first finding of disease strain in Idaho spuds

A researcher has confirmed the Idaho potato industry?s first known infection of a strain of the fungal pathogen Rhizoctonia solani that thrives in rotations with crops in the brassica ...
11/10/2016

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India: Mahindra HZPC opens minituber lab ? Aeroponics facility to provide top quality seed potatoes

Last week, MHZPC, a 60/40 joint venture between Mahindra Agri Solutions Limited (MASL) and HZPC Holding BV, started a new, particularly modern, miniature tuber laboratory in Mohali, ...
11/7/2016

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UK: Seed potato exports to increase this year

The UK farming industry has promised work closely with the seed potato sector and the government to ensure that the industry maintains a low level of the fungal disease blackleg. Speaking ...
11/7/2016

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US: Invention cleans air in spud cellars

Reed Searle says he?s found a cost-effective way to rid potatoes in storage of diseases without using additional chemicals. The Shelley, Idaho, farmer has installed machines called ...
11/7/2016

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Scots seed potato loophole needs closing

A loophole which has seen English seed potato used to grow Scottish ware potatoes needs to be closed off, growers attending this week?s AHDB Seed Potato conference at St Andrews have ...
11/7/2016

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US study examines potatoes, weight loss

University of California-Davis nutrition scientists are conducting a 15-week study to see whether diets that contain potatoes will be useful in helping people lose weight or maintain ...
11/7/2016

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Germany: Bundesrat changes import regulations for consumption potatoes

The German Bundesrat accepted the changed agricultural import regulations on 26 October, 2016. The core element is the new import regulation for consumption potatoes. From 2018, the ...
11/7/2016

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