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Tong broadens optical sorting options across its proven range of post-harvest equipment.

Tong broadens optical sorting options across its proven range of post-harvest equipment

October 03, 2022
Leading vegetable handling equipment manufacturer Tong Engineering has announced its latest product development, which will see advanced optical sorting options available on all new models of its popular fieldloader machine, the FieldLoad PRO.
Potato partners secure GBP 2 million (USD 2,3 million) investment funding to sustain the future of potato growing.

Potato partners secure GBP 2 million investment funding to sustain the future of potato growing.

August 26, 2022
The Net Zero Hectare project has secured GBP 2.06 million (about USD 2.36 million) in funding acquired from The Farming Innovation Programme, run by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) in cooperation with UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).
Potato Europe visitors to see the latest handling innovations from Haith

Potato Europe visitors can see the latest handling innovations from Haith

August 15, 2022
The UK's leading manufacturer of vegetable handling solutions will present its revolutionary new grading machine – the ProSort - to European farmers at Potato Europe 2022.
MP renews call for deal to get Scottish seed potato exports back.

MP renews call for deal to get Scottish seed potato exports back

July 27, 2022
Gordon MP Richard Thomson has again called on the UK Government to get a deal in place that would see the resumption of exports of Scottish seed potatoes to the EU and Northern Ireland.
Heatwave to push up price of chips (French Fries), say UK potato farmers

Heatwave to push up price of chips (French Fries), say UK potato farmers

July 22, 2022
In the United Kingdom the price of French fries (UK: chips) is set to increase after recent high temperatures ravaged crops, potato growers have warned. Farmers said the heatwave had added to pressures caused by rising costs linked to the war in Ukraine.
Multiple high-quality genomes assembled from 24 wild and 20 cultivated potato varieties

Multiple high-quality genomes assembled from 24 wild and 20 cultivated potato varieties

June 18, 2022
An international research team featuring the James Hutton Institute has shed further light on the evolution and biology of potatoes as a genetically complex global food crop.
Joint industry project in the United Kingdom to tackle wireworm damage

Joint industry project in the United Kingdom to tackle wireworm damage

June 15, 2022
Following an upward trend in wireworm damage in root vegetable and cereal crops throughout the UK, industry leaders have joined forces to co-fund a Fera-led R&D project to find an end-to-end solution
Grimme UK and Haith reveal their vision for optical sorting.

Grimme UK and Haith reveal their vision for optical sorting

June 08, 2022
Grimme UK and Haith Group have revealed their latest major joint project - an innovative mobile optical sorter. Designed to automate the removal of stone, clod and foreign debris from potatoes.
Danish Potato Farmers Tour Angus.

Danish Potato Farmers Tour Angus

June 05, 2022
Members of a Danish farmers co-operative experienced a packed 3-day tour of the Angus potato industry recently.
North Yorkshire potato grower Tim Rooke has been elected chair of the NFU Potato Forum.

Tim Rooke has been elected chair of the NFU Potato Forum

May 15, 2022
Tim Rooke has been elected chair of the NFU Potato Forum. Tim, who farms 240 hectares of potatoes, was previously vice chair of the Forum and succeeds outgoing chair Alex Godfrey.

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