Vertically integrated seed potato supplier Agronico expands storage capacity
August 07, 2017
After 6 months building (and over 8 years in planning) Agronico has opened its new seed potato storage in Spreyton, Tasmania.
Choosing the right accumulation system for your application
July 25, 2017
Accumulation systems let your processing line run without interruption, while delivering the steady flow of product your packaging equipment needs for peak efficiency. But with a range of different accumulation systems available, which is the right one?
TOMRA to showcase their optical sorting solutions at FoodPro 2017 in Sydney, Australia
July 04, 2017
TOMRA Sorting Solutions will join Heat and Control at Booth i41 at Foodpro 2017 in Sydney to showcase their wide range of optical sorting solutions.
West Australian Potato Growers want you to eat potatoes EVERY day...
July 03, 2017
West Australian potato growers want their potatoes back on dinner plates every day to help ease a massive glut. The advertising campaign - named Todatoes - began Saturday night with the start of a prime-time television advertising campaign.
Key Technology Presents VERYX® Digital Sorters to Australian Food Processors at FoodPro
June 27, 2017
Key Technology introduces its VERYX® family of digital sorters to the Australian food processing industry with the VERYX C140 on exhibit at the FoodPro trade show in Sydney 16-19 July, 2017.
Heat and Control will return to Foodpro in 2017
June 27, 2017
Foodpro 2017 runs from July 16-19 at the new International Convention Centre Exhibition Building in Sydney Darling Harbour, Australia. Heat and Control will showcase their latest and most innovative products available on the Australian market.
IPM approach seed potato growers Kangaroo Island hops to mainland Australia
June 19, 2017
Seed potato growers on Kangaroo Island - an island off the mainland of South Australia - are successfully adopting a new strategy to manage the aphids and thrips pestering their crops, taking on expert advice from agronomists and entomologists to adopt integrated pest management for these insect pests.
Potato Product Fryers: an overview
June 13, 2017
Potato Product Fryers 101: Selecting the right fryer design is one of the most critical decisions in potato processing. Don Giles, Director of Sales, Processing Systems at Heat and Control explains how specialised fryer designs improve productivity and quality.
McCain Foods Australia invests AU$57 million in Ballarat potato processing plant
June 11, 2017
McCain Foods Australia has announced a AU$57 million investment to revitalise its potato processing plant in Ballarat, which is expected to create 100 construction jobs and increase production by 25 per cent.
The science of taste: why you choose fries over broccoli
May 30, 2017
Most people say that if there is a healthy choice on a menu they will take it. But observations and research show this is generally not the case.
Is there a future for potato farming in the traditional potato patch of Victoria?
May 09, 2017
For almost 50 years, Bernie White has grown potatoes in the rich, red, volcanic soil of Trentham, the traditional potato patch in Victoria, Australia. Now he doesn't know if his farm has a future.
West Australian potato farmers prepare to leave industry because of psyllid outbreak
May 02, 2017
Alan Parker looked out onto the farm business he had spent his entire life establishing. The West Australian seed potato grower will know in the next six weeks whether his lifelong career will continue.