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Lamb Weston Meijer: Expanding production capacity with new state-of-the-art french fry plant in Kruiningen - the Netherlands

Lamb Weston Meijer expanding production capacity with new state-of-the-art french fry plant in Kruiningen, The Netherlands

July 28, 2021
Lamb Weston / Meijer (LW/M) announced plans to build a new french fry plant, expanding its existing production facility in Kruiningen, the Netherlands.
Solynta’s innovation of hybrid potatoes makes it possible to distribute new potato varieties from clean disease-free true potato seed (TPS) instead of bulky and diseased seed tubers.

Hybrid Potato Breeding Company Solynta raises € 21 million in series C funding

July 23, 2021
Hybrid Potato Breeding Company Solynta, based in Wageningen, the Netherlands, closed its Series C funding round raising € 21 million from a consortium of investors. The funding will be used to accelerate Solynta’s ambition to unlock the full potential of potatoes
PotatoEurope Netherlands - outdoor exhibition September 1-2 2021 - cancelled

PotatoEurope Netherlands - outdoor exhibition September 1-2 2021 - cancelled

July 21, 2021
Due to the current developments in regard to the coronavirus pandemic in the Netherlands and the associated lack of official approval from Dutch authorities to hold the event, PotatoEurope 2021 has been cancelled.
Revolutionary new fryer by Kiremko for the production of fries and potato specialties: the Corda Invicta

Revolutionary new fryer by Kiremko for the production of fries and potato specialties: the Corda Invicta

July 15, 2021
Potato Processing Equipment specialist Kiremko is launching a revolutionary new fryer for the production of fries and potato specialties: the Corda Invicta.
Potato cultivation in the Netherlands in 2021: Less acreage overall, but more for seed and starch potatoes

Potato cultivation in the Netherlands in 2021: Less acreage overall, but more for seed and starch potatoes

July 08, 2021
According to this year’s agricultural census, the Netherlands has almost 529 thousand hectares of land devoted to arable farming. This is 1.8 thousand ha (0.3 percent) more than in the previous year.
Researchers Identify Gene for Self-Compatibility in Potato

Researchers Identify Gene for Self-Compatibility in Potato

July 06, 2021
New discovery will lead to faster and more focused potato breeding
Wageningen scientists discover how the potato blight pathogen penetrates the plant

Wageningen scientists discover how the potato blight pathogen penetrates the plant

July 04, 2021
Wageningen University & Research experts in plant pathology, cell biology and physics have found an answer to the question of how members of the Phytophthora genus mechanically gain entry through the protective layer on the leaves of crops.
Nele Cattoor tijdens de opening van het FVPhouse seminar in 2019

After 15 years, Nele Cattoor bids farewell to Belgian fresh produce sector

June 28, 2021
Last week, after 15 years, Nele Cattoor left the Belgian fruit and vegetable sector. She's taking on a new challenge. Nele was the Belgian Vegetable Processing Sector Union, Vegebe's general secretary.
Research: Resilience and innovation in the agricultural sector in Europe

Research: Resilience and innovation in the agricultural sector in Europe

June 22, 2021
Wageningen University & Research has conducted research into the resilience of the agricultural sector. How do farmers keep in step with their environment? Examples include the changing weather conditions, climate change and government policy.
Big demand for import potatoes in the Netherlands.

Big demand for import potatoes in the Netherlands

June 13, 2021
It's a good season for import potatoes in the Netherlands. More people are cooking at home. That's undoubtedly contributing to this, as are the 'old' potatoes deteriorating quality.
How sustainable are the potato growers of Royal Avebe? FSA awards Gold status...

How sustainable are the potato growers of Royal Avebe? FSA awards Gold status...

June 05, 2021
The potato growers of Royal Avebe participating in the Optimeel growing programme have been awarded Gold status according to the FSA 2.1 standard of the global platform SAI for sustainable agriculture.
Potato Plantings in North-western Europe (EU-04): Less hectares and late start for 2021 crop

Potato Plantings in EU-04: Less hectares and late start for 2021 crop

May 20, 2021
As plantings for the 2021 potato crop in North-western Europe is wrapping up, it seems very probable that total potato area within the NEPG zone (EU-04) will be reduced by 3 to 5 percent.

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