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Potato News from Germany

Tobias Mette appointed Head of Sales at Solana Group
The Solana Group - a German-based potato breeder and producer of seed potatoes - has strengthened its management team by appointing Tobias Mette in a newly created position, head of sales.
Monday, February 19, 2018
Agrico presents ‘the next generation of potatoes’ at Fruit Logistica  in Berlin
Agrico presented its new generation potato varieties with high resistance to late blight (Phytophthora Infestans) at Fruit Logistica. On the first day of the fair, General Manager Jan van Hoogen explained the meaning of these new varieties.
Sunday, February 11, 2018
Digital standards urgently needed in the Food Supply Chain
Mike Riley, Head of TOMRA Food is making the case for digital standards during the Fruit Logistica. TOMRA Food is initiating cross-industry working groups to accelerate development.
Sunday, February 11, 2018
Acquisition of Pavan offers GEA a range snack processing capabilities
With the concluded acquisition of the Italian Pavan Group end of November 2017 the Düsseldorf engineering group GEA purchased a leading supplier of extrusion and milling technology for processing all kinds of fresh and dried pasta, pelleted snack products and breakfast cereals.
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Turning Potato Starch into durable coatings to replace Paint and Varnish
If a surface has to be protected against corrosion, this usually takes place through coating it with paints or varnishes. Bio-based, environmentally-friendly solutions are hardly available. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute are developing a cost-effective coating based on renewable raw materials, potato starch in particular
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
New insights in attack mechanism Potato Blight opens door to biological plant-protective chemicals
Identification of the receptor for Cytolisin - the killer toxin of Phytophthora infestans - opens door to biological methods to protect potatoes and selective, biological herbicides as alternative for glyphosate
Monday, December 18, 2017