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‘Climate breakdown’: 2023 expected to be hottest year humanity has experienced
september 10, 2023Scientists confirmed this week that summer 2023 was the hottest season the world has ever seen by a large margin. Europe is warming almost twice as fast as the global average, at about 2.2C above pre-industrial times.
Capabilities of modern sorters illustrated with a toxic weeds challenge for green vegetables.
september 08, 2023Toxic datura and nightshade weeds are more often harvested with crops such as green beans and baby leaf spinach, with the risk of getting into the final product. Today, advanced sorting technology is capable to deal with these challenges
New sustainable fiber tray for potatoes introduced
augustus 30, 2023Tasteful Selections®, a specialty potato brand from RPE LLC, is introducing a new sustainable fiber tray with its Organic Sea Salt & Herb bite-size potatoes.
Mapping genetic variation of the potato: McGill researchers create super pangenome
augustus 29, 2023Scientists have assembled the genome sequences of nearly 300 varieties of potatoes and its wild relatives to develop more nutritious, disease-free, and weather-proof crop.
Agristo buys closed Tereos sugar factory in France to construct a new frozen potato processing plant
augustus 28, 2023Agristo is planning to set up a production unit for frozen potato products in France, creating 350 jobs and requiring an investment of €350 million. Today, Tereos has signed an MOU with Agristo, enabling this project on the site of its former sugar factory in Escaudœuvres, in the North of France.
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.
B-hive Innovations collaborates on groundbreaking TuberTurgor project to reduce potato bruising and waste
augustus 22, 2023B-hive Innovations, a cutting-edge, agri-tech research and development business is embarking on a new collaborative programme that aims to reduce the risk of potato bruising and develop technologies that could reduce supermarket waste.
FPS Food Process Solutions Acquires GEM Equipment of Oregon as Part of Strategic Product Diversification
augustus 22, 2023FPS Food Process Solutions, a global leader in freezing and cooling equipment, today announced it has acquired GEM Equipment of Oregon. This acquisition allows FPS to diversify its product offering to include GEM Equipment’s well-known fryers and blanchers.
Solynta's Latest Hybrid Potato Variety Shows Remarkable Late Bligh Resistance in Field Trial
augustus 22, 2023Solynta's potato variety was the only one to survive the high late blight pressure in the field among three other commercial varieties planted alongside.
From ocean to potato fields: Seaweed biostimulant Algifol to make waves at British Potato Show
augustus 16, 2023A biostimulant brand that is increasingly popular with potato growers will make its debut at this year’s British Potato show in Harrogate. Algifol, which is a seaweed-based biostimulant, will be on stand 123A in Hall 1 at the November event.