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Potato News from New Zealand

New Zealand Potato Chips market grows 15 percent, driven by premium segment
According to Potatoes New Zealand, domestic sales of potato chips have grown by about 15 percent each year over the past three. New Zealanders spent NZD 157 million (USD 112 million ) on potato chips in 2015
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Bright future for New Zealand potato variety 'White Beauty'
Potato Experts from New Zealand predict a bright future for a new potato variety, marketed as 'White Beauty' (cultivar name ‘Crop39’). White Beauty will be commercially available to growers through Morgan Laurenson Ltd from 2017.
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.