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Potato growers to receive extra AUS 9/tonne from Simplot Australia on the back of 'volatile' year

Potato growers to receive extra AUS 9/tonne from Simplot Australia next year

August 26, 2021
The multi-generational farmer's passion for the simple spud seems to have paid off, helping secure growers like himself an additional $9 a tonne deal with major food manufacturer Simplot over the coming financial year.
AUSVEG announces Michael Coote as new CEO

AUSVEG announces Michael Coote as new CEO

June 05, 2021
Australian vegetable and potato industry body AUSVEG has announced the appointment of Michael Coote as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective 1 July 2021.
Pringles launches a new range of VEGGIE-inspired chips in Australia

Pringles launches a new range of VEGGIE-inspired chips in Australia - including purple sweet potato with sea salt

May 31, 2021
Pringles has unveiled a new range of veggie-inspired chips in Australia, including purple sweet potato with sea salt and tomato with mozzarella and herbs.
Tasmanian-based Agronico shifted focus to 'all things mini tubers and seed potatoes'.

Tasmanian-based Agronico shifted focus to 'all things mini tubers and seed potatoes'

May 27, 2021
Over three decades, the Tasmania based company Agronico has shifted its focus from an agriculture consultancy business to all things mini tubers and seed potatoes.
McCain Foods Australia: 'The Wait is Over. Smile, we're back!'

McCain Foods Australia: 'The Wait is Over. Smile, we're back!'

May 19, 2021
The much-awaited return of ‘McCain Smiles’ to Australia is here with just half the traditional cooking time. Now that’s something to smile about.
Wyma supporting growth in Australian vegetable production

Wyma supporting growth in Australian vegetable production

May 05, 2021
The post-Covid economy is driving strong growth for Australian vegetable producers. Fueled by the increase in consumer demand for fresh vegetables, Australian growers have chosen to invest significantly in improving their post-harvest operations.
Wyma: Moving from reactive to preventative maintenance

Wyma: Moving from reactive to preventative maintenance

April 30, 2021
Investing in pack-house equipment usually means a notable cash outlay for any grower, packer, or processor. Making the effort to look after your equipment with regular care and maintenance will extend the life of your investment, saving you time and money.
MBIE’s interim report on European Import Threat

Level of dumping of frozen processed potato in New Zealand no threat to local industry, government report says

April 25, 2021
In New Zealand, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has released its Interim Report (Essential Facts and Conclusions) on the investigation into European dumping of frozen processed potato into the NZ market.
Smith's brings back Gobbledok and other favorite faces to celebrate 90 years!

Smith's brings back Gobbledok and other favorite faces to celebrate 90 years!

April 15, 2021
Australia’s oldest and most iconic chip brand, Smith’s, is celebrating its 90th birthday. As the country's favorite chip brand for almost a century, Smith's has been a pantry staple and mainstay at BBQs, picnics, and parties for 90 years!
World Potato Congress Webinar: 'Integrated Pest Management in Potato Production'

World Potato Congress Webinar: 'Integrated Pest Management in Potato Production'

March 31, 2021
The World Potato Congress is extremely pleased to present its next webinar on Tuesday, April 6, 2021/Wednesday, April 7, 2021, with Dr. Paul Horne, Entomologist, and owner and Director of IPM Technologies Pty Ltd., Hurstbridge, Victoria, Australia.
Tasmanian Potato producer diversifies after buying Perfecta Produce

Tasmanian Potato producer diversifies after buying Perfecta Produce

March 20, 2021
Innovative, specialist fresh potato producers Terrence and Wendy Rattray are diversifying after buying Perfecta Produce and further expanding the substantial agricultural business in the fertile North-West food bowl.
Pukekawa (NZ) trials to control the Potato Tuber Moth

Pukekawa (NZ) trials to control the Potato Tuber Moth

March 14, 2021
Two trials in Pukekawa, New Zealand, are showing some early promise for potato growers when it comes to greater control of the potato tuber moth, Phthorimaea operculella (PTM).

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