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Simplot to acquire Agronico, Tasmania’s largest seed potato producer
augustus 27, 2023Agronico, Tasmania’s largest seed potato producer, has entered into an agreement for Simplot to acquire the business and property assets of Agronico.
HarvestEye - a sensor that measures tuber quality during harvest - now available to potato growers in Australia
juni 15, 2023HarvestEye - a sensor that measures tuber quality during harvest - is now available to potato growers in Australia. Elders was appointed as the exclusive reseller of the system in the country.
What was behind Australia’s potato shortage? Wet weather and hard-to-control diseases
juni 13, 2023If you’ve been into a fish and chip shop in Australia in the last 12 months, you may well have seen a notice tacked to the wall about the impact of the potato shortage. Supermarkets, too, slapped temporary limits on frozen chip purchases.
Potatoes New Zealand meeting on the benefits of IPM: Big savings by reducing insecticide use.
mei 04, 2023By adopting integrated pest management (IPM) practices growers are not on their own, Australian entomologist, Dr Paul Horne, told Pukekohe potato growers at a Potatoes New Zealand research update breakfast meeting in late March.
Australian Shoppers Share Excitement over ALDI Freezers Filled with Potato Chips
mei 03, 2023Australian Shoppers Share Excitement over ALDI Freezers Filled with Potato Chips Potato production suffered heavily due to excessive rains and flooding in major potato-growing areas in Australia in 2022.
Canadian pension fund acquires majority stake in Mitolo Family Farms, Australia's largest potato supplier
april 11, 2023Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board, a Canadian pension fund, acquires the majority stake in Mitolo Family Farms, the largest potato grower and packer in Australia.
Australian potato shortage now impacting potato chips as well as frozen fries
januari 17, 2023Australian supermarket chain Woolworths has confirmed a major potato shortage has caused the price of potato-based snacks to soar – resulting in 'insane prices' for a single bag of chips.
Potato processor McCain Foods sets decarbonisation milestone in Timaru plant (New Zealand)
december 02, 2022Timaru’s McCain vegetable processing factory in New Zealand is now producing french fries using a boiler system powered by woodchips instead of coal, seeking to minimise waste by 20 per cent.
In shift away from plastic, Pringles replaces plastic cap of 53 g pack with foil laminate seal
juli 24, 2022Snack brand Pringles has had a change to the packaging of its 53g varieties, with the plastic cap removed and replaced with a foil laminate seal, made by Sonoco.
Simplot Australia announces USD 70 million investment in vegetable processing in New South Wales, Australia
juli 11, 2022Simplot Australia has announced an AUD 65 million (about USD 44 million) upgrade to its Bathurst manufacturing facility and acquisiton of farming land in the Central West region of New South Wales valued at AUD 40 million.