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Potato News from New Zealand

Biological control of Potato Psyllids by Parasitic Wasp approved by New Zealand Authority
The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) of New Zealand has approved a type of parasitic wasp as a biological control agent to combat the tomato potato psyllid (a plant louse), which attacks tomatoes, potatoes, capsicums and tamarillos in the country.
Cadmium resistant line of potatoes in development by University of Canterbury
University of Canterbury researchers have developed potato plants that are potentially resistant to cadmium, a highly toxic metal found in soil which is harmful to crops and can contribute to health issues in humans. End goal is to develop cadmium free potatoes.
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Heartland Potato Chips - Bowan family
Raymond Bowan's passion for potatoes and chips has seen Heartland Potato Chips take on the big boys at their own game. The company has just launched a new product range - flat cut chips, and has in New Zealand an 8 per cent market share.
Potatoes New Zealand welcomes access to Vietnamese market
Fresh potatoes from New Zealand have been approved for export to Vietnam, providing a new export opportunity for growers.
Potato Psyllids (Courtesy: Center for Invasive Species Research)
Potatoes New Zealand chief executive Champak Mehta says the industry now has the potato psyllid well under control thanks to the knowledge gained through research.
Bluebird Foods (New Zealand) is recalling batches of its Original Cut potato chips
Bluebird Foods (New Zealand) is recalling batches of its bags of potato chips after finding some may contain plastic pieces.