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Potato News from Belgium

Potato acreage in North-western Europe to grow between 1 and 2 percent, NEPG estimates
The NEPG (North-Western European Potato Growers) have estimated that the upcoming area for consumption potatoes in 2019 will increase between 1 and 2 % towards almost 604.000 ha in the 5 main production countries.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Dewulf is fully prepared for a successful future
Dewulf, full-liner in agricultural machines for potatoes and carrots, receives a capital injection by family shareholders Hendrik Decramer and Thomas Decan, in collaboration with investor Jan Clarebout.
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
België verwerkt meer dan 5 miljoen ton aardappelen tot friet, chips en vlokken in 2018
The potato processing industry in Belgium registered record growth and processed over 5 million tonnes of potatoes in 2018. However, in 2019 the sector faces major challenges as a result of the poor harvest in 2018
Belgian potato supply chain commits to digital data platform WatchITgrow
Three Belgian organisations, Boerenbond, Belgapom and VITO are teaming up to strengthen the future of the Belgian potato chain by jointly investing in the online data platform WatchITgrow.
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Not enough support for European ban on potato sprout inhibitor Chlorpropham (CIPC)
Last Friday, the European Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed, mostly referred to as ScoPAFF voted an a proposal to ban Chlorpropham (or CIPC), widely used in the potato industry as sprout inhibitor during potato storage.
Monday, February 25, 2019
Técnicas modernas de mejoramiento en papa (Curso)
El curso es organizado por el Instituto de Divulgación de Biotecnología Vegetal (IPBO). Va dirigido a estudiantes, investigadores y profesionales del sector público e privado, que estén involucrados en programas locales de mejoramiento de cultivos (papa)
Sunday, February 3, 2019