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Agronico potato field in bloom (Variety Atlantic) in Tasmania, Australia

Simplot to acquire Agronico, Tasmania’s largest seed potato producer

augustus 27, 2023
Agronico, Tasmania’s largest seed potato producer, has entered into an agreement for Simplot to acquire the business and property assets of Agronico.
Elders and harvesteye bringing greater efficiency and yields to australian root crop growers

HarvestEye - a sensor that measures tuber quality during harvest - now available to potato growers in Australia

juni 15, 2023
HarvestEye - 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.
Powdery scab can severely reduce the quality and marketability of seed, fresh market and processing potatoes

What was behind Australia’s potato shortage? Wet weather and hard-to-control diseases

juni 13, 2023
If 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.
Big savings in reducing insecticide use.

Potatoes New Zealand meeting on the benefits of IPM: Big savings by reducing insecticide use.

mei 04, 2023
By 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.
An ordinary snap of a supermarket freezer filled with frozen chips at a Queensland Aldi has excited Australians in a hopeful sign that the potato shortage is over

Australian Shoppers Share Excitement over ALDI Freezers Filled with Potato Chips

mei 03, 2023
Australian 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.
Mitolo Family Farms enters into strategic partnership with Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan

Canadian pension fund acquires majority stake in Mitolo Family Farms, Australia's largest potato supplier

april 11, 2023
Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board, a Canadian pension fund, acquires the majority stake in Mitolo Family Farms, the largest potato grower and packer in Australia.
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Woolworths confirmed the shortage was hitting bagged chips.

Australian potato shortage now impacting potato chips as well as frozen fries

januari 17, 2023
Australian 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.
McCain sets decarbonisation milestone in Timaru plant

Potato processor McCain Foods sets decarbonisation milestone in Timaru plant (New Zealand)

december 02, 2022
Timaru’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.
Snack 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. (Courtesy: Pringles / Kellogg's Australia)

In shift away from plastic, Pringles replaces plastic cap of 53 g pack with foil laminate seal

juli 24, 2022
Snack 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.
Graham Dugdale, Managing Director of Simplot Australia

Simplot Australia announces USD 70 million investment in vegetable processing in New South Wales, Australia

juli 11, 2022
Simplot 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.

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