Low-tech tool helps fight potato late blight
June 29, 2020
The International Potato Center (CIP), in partnership with research and development institutions in Ecuador and Peru, has developed a low-tech tool to help farmers optimize fungicide's use.
From 'ridge' to 'bed' – the next step in HZPC potato innovation
June 25, 2020
Increasing food security in areas that are hard to access. This is one of the ideas behind an important potato innovation by HZPC: hybrid potato breeding.
Flandre Pomme de Terre - Sentinel II - processing line
June 24, 2020
This is the story of a family farm in the North of France, handed down from father to sons some twenty years ago. Over two decades, the sons have earned a fine reputation in the washed potato business.
Under COVID, food systems in Latin America are looking inward for support
June 19, 2020
Scientists at the International Potato Center (CIP) are shifting their focus to the long-term effects of COVID-19 to anticipate and understand how food systems may be impacted in the coming years.
Patatas de Santa Margalida, España
June 15, 2020
La zona noreste de Mallorca es conocida por la producción de patata. Aunque es más conocida la de sa Pobla y Muro, a pocos kilómetros del mar, en la finca de Santa Eulàlia, en Can Picafort, hay una considerable extensión de éste cultivo, terreno que gestiona desde hace cuatro años la empresa Agrime (socia de Agroilla).
World Potato Congress Inc. Webinar June 25, 2020 At 09:00 A.M. Eastern Standard Time With Burkhard Kuhlmann Presenting: 'Mechanisation Levels For The Global Potato Industry'
June 12, 2020
The World Potato Congress continues its webinar series with a presentation by Burkhard Kuhlmann of Grimme, entitled 'Mechanisation Levels for the Global Potato Industry'.
Ventilation and Cooling project in Pennsylvania
June 12, 2020
For more than 8 generations the Sterman Masser family has been running their business they started in central Pennsylvania in 1754.
European potato industry rejects Australian farmers' dumping fears
June 12, 2020
European potato farmers and processors have pushed back against Australian claims they are about to dump subsidized frozen chips from a coronavirus-caused glut into the Antipodean market.
Potato sales at retail soar in the US
June 10, 2020
Retail potato sales soar, increasing 10.4% in dollar sales and 9.3% in volume sales between July 1, 2019, and May 19, 2020, according to IRI. All potato categories across the retail store, except deli-prepared sides, increased in dollar and volume sales, according to a report by Potatoes USA.
The World Potato Congress Inc. Announces Three New Directors to its Board
June 10, 2020
Romain Cools, President, and CEO of the World Potato Congress Inc. (WPC) announces the appointment of three new Directors to its Board effective July 1, 2020: Dr. Nigel Crump, Australia, and Mrs. Elven Huang, China, both former WPC International Advisors, and Mr. Bret Nedrow, USA.