Potato News from United Kingdom
Europe’s potato industry falls victim to extreme weather
June 08, 2023Extreme weather incidents are serving to rock Europe’s potato industry to its very foundations. Last year was actually the second warmest year on record in Europe. The drought conditions resulted in a dramatic downturn in overall potato output.
CNH Industrial and ONE SMART SPRAY announce integration of precision spraying solution
May 26, 2023CNH Industrial and ONE SMART SPRAY, a joint venture between Bosch and BASF, have signed a collaboration agreement to integrate the latter’s advanced spraying system within CNH Industrial’s agricultural brand product portfolios.
Need a recipe for your Fries/Chips in the UK? Try: 'Alexa, Open McCain'
May 25, 2023McCain Foods, world’s largest manufacturer of frozen potato products and a global leader in prepared appetisers and snacks, has partnered with Say It Now to launch their first Actionable Audio Ad campaign in Q2 of 2023.
Heat and Drought stress in potatoes: is it possible to prevent damage?
May 24, 2023Extreme weather events pose a significant challenge to potato cultivation. Heat and drought stress reduces productivity, causes physiological defects in tubers, and damages crops.
Scientists weed out harmful genes to breed better potatoes
May 22, 2023A new predictive method has shown a way to better select parents for new potato varieties, offering a blueprint for better potatoes and a way to speed up the production of higher yield varieties.
tna's long-term partnership with Burts Snacks delivers premium snack production with outstanding quality
May 19, 2023tna solutions has partnered with a premium snack manufacturer, Burts Snacks Ltd, to increase production capacity at its Plymouth, UK, manufacturing site.
HZPC UK strengthens position with acquisition of TLC Potatoes
May 16, 2023HZPC UK, a member of the Royal HZPC Group, a leader in potato varieties and seed production for the entire potato industry in the UK, announced the acquisition of TLC Potatoes, one of Scotland's leading minituber producers.
Potato-LITE: Delivering novel, sustainable cultivation approaches to minimise tillage intensity throughout the UK
May 15, 2023Defra and UKRI, as part of the Farming Innovation Programme, recently announced funding for 'Potato-LITE' – a multimillion pound project over four years
The Rise of Global Temperature and How It Affects Potato Production
May 15, 2023From melting glaciers and flooding to drought, rising global temperature is affecting agriculture in many ways. Potato production is also taking a hit.
Watch your potatoes grow... Not the plants, the tubers!
May 07, 2023Ground-Sensing technology TuberScan - developed by Agri-tech business B-hive Innovations and partners - is entering its final phase of testing both overseas and now in the UK following the start of this year’s weather-delayed potato growing season.