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Local mayor kicks off potato planting season for PotatoEurope 2021

Local mayor kicks off potato planting season for PotatoEurope 2021

April 19, 2021
On the third Thursday of April, the first potatoes for the PotatoEurope harvesting demonstrations were planted under ideal weather conditions. By pressing the start button, acting mayor of Noordoostpolder Jan Westmaas sent autonomous implement carrier Robotti on its way to plant the first potato.
Royal Avebe and Solynta join forces: hybrid breeding in starch potato production

Royal Avebe and Solynta to joinly work on hybrid breeding of potatoes for starch production

April 15, 2021
Averis Seeds B.V., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Royal Avebe, will be working together with the hybrid potato breeding company Solynta on the hybrid breeding of starch potato varieties.
Preparations for PotatoEurope 2021 trial fields in Lelystad have started

Preparations for PotatoEurope 2021 trial fields in Lelystad have started

April 02, 2021
The PotatoEurope organization has started preparing the potato trial fields at the event location near the central Dutch city of Lelystad.
Agrico's Next Generation potato varieties now available on its online platform

Agrico's Next Generation potato varieties now available on its online platform

March 27, 2021
Last November Agrico built an online news platform to support its buyers and growers with important knowledge and information. Agrico now also shares the latest insights and successes of its Next Generation potato varieties on this online platform
Potato sales going well, but purchasers reluctant due to ban on sprout inhibitors

Potato sales going well, but purchasers reluctant due to ban on sprout inhibitors

March 20, 2021
The sale of potatoes is not entirely disappointing at the moment, observes Felix Molenaar of potato and vegetable wholesaler Molenaar from Haarlem.
Nicola from Morocco kicks off Dutch import potato season

Nicola from Morocco kicks off Dutch import potato season

March 18, 2021
VerDi Import in the Netherlands has received their first Nicola potatoes. These arrived from Morocco at the beginning of the month.
Potato Europe 2021 trade show theme resonates: 'What's Now, What's New and What's the Future'

Potato Europe 2021 theme resonates: 'What's Now, What's New and What's the Future'

March 01, 2021
With the event theme 'What's Now, What's New and What's the Future', PotatoEurope 2021 promises to provide insight into current developments in the potato industry as well as a look at the future of the sector.
New resistance genes against late blight were identified in a close relative of the potato, Solanum americanum

Un nuevo gen hace que las patatas sean resistentes a 19 aislamientos de Phytophthora

February 22, 2021
Un equipo internacional de investigadores, incluido el de WUR Wageningen, ha logrado avances significativos en la lucha contra la infame enfermedad de la papa Phytophthora infestans.
Royal Cosun closed 2020 with a slightly higher group result than in 2019.

Aviko's parent Cosun posts slightly higher result in a challenging year

February 15, 2021
Royal Cosun (parent of potato processor Aviko) closed 2020 with a slightly higher group result than in 2019. Aviko had an exceptionally turbulent year. Lockdowns exerted pressure on Aviko’s turnover in the foodservice channel, whereas other business groups benefited directly or indirectly from higher sales in the retail channel.
Leon van den Oord, Jac van den Oord Potatoes, the Netherlands 'When it's cold, demand shifts to starchy potatoes for mash right away'

Leon van den Oord (Países Bajos): 'Cuando hace mucho frío, la demanda se desplaza a patatas harinosas para guisar'

February 15, 2021
Después de que la nieve llegara a los Países Bajos el sábado por la noche, en muchos hogares vuelve a haber un guiso de patatas en la mesa.
DUCAM project (Wafilin and Avebe) wins Water Innovator of the Year award 2021

Avebe wins Water Innovation Award for its project 'Sustainable Concentration of Potato Juice with Membranes'

February 15, 2021
The winner of the 'Water Innovator of the Year' award was announced during the online conference Water Vision 2021. The three ideas selected were Mid Mix, Mezt and the DUCAM project (Avebe and Wafilin: Sustainable Concentration of Potato Juice with Membranes). The winning finalist: Avebe and Wafilin's DUCAM project
Major changes at North-western European Potato Growers (NEPG)

Major changes at North-western European Potato Growers (NEPG)

January 26, 2021
Until December 31, 2020 the North-western European Potato Growers (NEPG) was a 5 country organization, but the organization started 2021 without the British AHDB. Also, Victor Pfaff stepped down as NEPG secretary and is replaced by Daniel Ryckmans.

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