Biological control of Potato Psyllids by Parasitic Wasp approved by New Zealand Authority
June 20, 2016
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
November 12, 2015
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.
Heartland Potato Chips - Bowan family
August 23, 2015
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
August 17, 2015
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)
July 23, 2015
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
July 14, 2015
Bluebird Foods (New Zealand) is recalling batches of its bags of potato chips after finding some may contain plastic pieces.
Aerial view of McCain Foods - Timaru
July 13, 2015
McCain Foods has installed a new model potato peeler in Timaru, New Zealand. Timaru is the first of the company's factories in the world to use the new model.
New Wyma Tipper Can Unload Both Bins and Bags
May 12, 2015
The new Wyma Bin and Bag Tipper gently tips fresh produce stored in bags, bins or boxes too heavy for manual unloading.
Crop Rotation trial in New Zealand (Courtesy New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research)
April 16, 2015
Potatoes New Zealand Inc. has won funding from the Ministry of Primary Industries for a major research project aimed at improving crop yield, more specifically, the impact of crop rotations on soil borne diseases and soil quality.
Heartland Potato Chips benefits from potato shortage New Zealand.
January 25, 2015
Timaru's Heartland Potato Chips is benefiting from the nationwide potato shortage in New Zealand.
Wyma introduces improved Vege-Polisher
December 11, 2014
Wyma is proud to present a Vege-Polisher that is smarter, easier to maintain and more hygienic than ever before.
Potatoes New Zealand chief executive Champak Mehta (Courtesy Nigel Moffiet)
November 30, 2014
There's a major potato shortage in New Zealand and it's big enough that it's forced chip producers to temporarily stop production in the countdown to Christmas.