Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation boosts African breeding research of RTB Crops with USD 30mn grant
April 29, 2023The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation committed USD 29,668,667 to CGIAR for the breeding of improved Root, Tuber, and Banana (RTB) crops that lie at the heart of many African agri-food systems.
Farmers urged to check the efficiency of protected urea fertilisers
April 28, 2023In light of the new rules in the United Kingdom on the use of inhibited urea, announced on 22 March, farmers are being encouraged to check levels of efficiency when purchasing urea, to maximise their investment when complying to new regulations.
Rold Gold Celebrates 20th Anniversary of National Pretzel Day by Rewarding Pretzel Lovers in Northeast with USD 50,000
April 27, 2023The iconic brand that's shown up for pretzel lovers for more than 100 years calls on snackers to share all the ways they Just Add Gold™ to their special moments for a chance to take home a share of the cash prize.
Better Potatoes, Better Planet: McCain Farm of the Future Africa set to transform potato farming in South Africa
April 27, 2023McCain Foods Limited, one of South Africa’s leading frozen food manufacturers, has officially opened its Farm of the Future Africa in Lichtenburg, North West, the second of three locations planned by 2025.
Seed Potato Exports from Scotland to Northern Ireland said to resume in autumn
April 26, 2023Gordon MP Richard Thomson has been advised by DEFRA that new requirements which will allow quality Scottish seed potatoes back into their Northern Irish markets are expected to be in place for autumn this year.
CMP / Intralox Solution Optimizes Raw Potato Delivery to Peeler at Michel St Arneault
April 26, 2023Whole potato dewatering is no easy task, especially due to the abrasive nature of potato receiving. Equipment manufacturer CMP and conveyor belt specialist Intralox jointly tackled this challenging application.
New Portable Device Uses Smartphone-Based Spectroscopy to Detect Late Blight Disease in Potato Crops
April 25, 2023The device has the potential to transform the way that farmers detect and manage plant diseases, leading to more efficient and sustainable agriculture practices.
Heat and Control Opens New Facility in Mexico
April 25, 2023Heat and Control, Inc., a world-leading equipment manufacturer and food/non-food processing industry supplier, has opened a new facility in Mexico.
Breakthrough in fight against devastating potato disease
April 25, 2023Potato is the third most important food crop in the world after rice and wheat in terms of human consumption. But potato world production is threatened by potato late blight
Scott Automation to showcase their new generation palletiser PAL 4.0 at Interpack
April 25, 2023Scott are very excited to be exhibiting at Interpack again and would like to invite you to meet them in Düsseldorf during this leading global processing and packaging show.
Europatat Congress 2023 – Main speakers confirmed!
April 25, 2023On 6 June 2023, under the slogan 'The Changing Geopolitical Landscape and the Future for Potato Trade', the first-time ever Polish edition of the Europatat Congress will focus on the impact of current geopolitics for international agri-food trade
FieldView and xFarm Technologies partner up to help farmers make better use of their farm data
April 25, 2023FieldView and xFarm Technologies announced a new partnership to connect their respective platforms.