News on The Potato Supply Chain from the Netherlands

Potato cooperative Agrico to acquire The Potato Company (TPC) to expand its acreage and sales channels
February 20, 2024

Potato cooperative Agrico to acquire The Potato Company (TPC) to expand its acreage and sales channels

Potato cooperative Agrico has announced that it intends to acquire the seed potato activities of The Potato Company (TPC).
Gerard Backx, CEO of Royal HZPC Group
February 19, 2024

Solid result Royal HZPC Group and announcement of change CEO

Potato breeding company Royal HZPC Group expects to achieve a similar result for the financial year 2023 / 2024 (July - June) as the year 2022 / 2023. 
Eqraft new premise in Emmeloord, Netherlands
February 13, 2024

Equipment manufacturer Eqraft shows its new Headquarters in Emmeloord

Following a period of continuous growth, equipment manufacturer Eqraft decided a new headquarters was necessary.
Potato Statistics NEPG countries (Excluding Seed and Starch potatoes)
February 06, 2024

Growing potatoes is never a smooth ride!

In season 2023, potato growers in North-western Europe were confronted with difficult weather conditions, a high disease pressure and rising costs.
Netherlands: weather made the potato harvest very difficult
January 29, 2024

Weather in the Netherlands made the potato harvest very difficult

In the Netherlands, the weather affected the potato harvest and raises many questions about the future of production in the country.
NEM-EMERGE Overall Objective
January 10, 2024

Plant-parasitic nematodes on the rise: WUR launches major research project

Climate change and genetic selection have brought root-knot nematodes further north in Europe and made cyst nematodes more difficult to control.
NAV: Contract prices for consumption potatoes must increase 10% in 2024
January 08, 2024

Dutch farmers organisation (NAV): Contract prices for potatoes must increase by 10 percent

The Dutch Farmers Organisation (NAV) has again calculated the expected cost price of consumption potatoes for the coming season. The cost shows a slight increase compared to expected cost price for the 2023 harvest.
Tough harvest, how to proceed in storage?
January 04, 2024

Tough harvest, how to proceed in storage?

The storage season for potatoes is in full swing and has proven to be quite a challenge so far. Tolsma-Grisnich provides some tips for drying and storing of challenging crops...
Sustainable cooperation in Brabant's potato processing industry
December 27, 2023

Joint project by the potato processing industry in Brabant (the Netherlands) focused on sustainability

Agristo, Peka Kroef, Lamb Weston and Duynie have teamed up to create a groundbreaking partnership with a view to sustainability and ecological awareness.
Performance price of EUR 133.34 (USD 145.62) is absolute record for Royal Avebe
December 19, 2023

Performance price of EUR 133.34 is absolute record for starch manufacturer Royal Avebe

Potato Starch manufacturer Royal Avebe closes financial year 2022/2023 with a performance price of EUR 133.34 (USD 145.62) .
(LR) Jan van Hoogen, General Director and Adrie Vermeulen previous Chairman of Agrico
December 19, 2023

Jan van Hoogen hands over the baton to Mark Zuidhof as potato cooperative Agrico passes EUR 400 million in sales

Last week Agrico held its annual central members’ meeting, during which the financial statements of 2022/2023 were explained and the members looked ahead to the new harvest year.
Sostenibilidad: la nueva vanguardia entre los obtentores de variedades como HZPC
December 11, 2023

Sostenibilidad: la nueva vanguardia entre los obtentores de variedades como HZPC

La sostenibilidad de las variedades de papa es el nuevo horizonte para los obtentores como HZPC.
Excessive rain delays potato harvest in North-western Europe, creating new uncertainties about the total production (Courtesy: Dewulf)
November 27, 2023

Excessive rain delays potato harvest in North-western Europe, creating new uncertainties about the total production

Due to abundant rainfall, a lot of potatoes in North-western Europe (Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and France) have not yet been harvested. The lifting period was too short to get the potatoes to the stores in good conditions.
Seedlings of Agris in the square
November 26, 2023

Solynta is planning to introduce Hybrid True Potato Seeds to Central Europe in partnership with Agris.

After several meetings and visits to each other, a powerful collaboration has emerged. The Hybrid True Potato Seeds from Solynta and the plant raising facilities and skills from Agris are turning out to be a golden combination.
Agrico Potato Varieties Seedlings Show
November 16, 2023

50 years of Agrico: with heart and soil committed to the next generation

On 9 and 10 November, potato company Agrico held its annual Variety and Seedling Show at Agrico Research in Bant. This year was dedicated to its 50th anniversary.
Successful and inspiring symposium on food systems transformation
November 13, 2023

Agrico and SeedNL offer inspiring Symposium on Food Systems Transformation

During the international symposium Food Systems Transformation, experts advocated for a more strategic and long-term vision on providing food security and the need for transformation of current food systems.
 HZPC Research, Roptawei 4, Metslawier
November 08, 2023

HZPC celebrates Potato Days

The Dutch company that has carried the seal of the crown since 2023 and has been renamed HZPC Royal Group, will receive clients, partners and friends for an event that will be held for the first time at the Metslawier station.
October 18, 2023

Royal HZPC Group's growth and stability in financial year 2022/2023

For financial year 2022/2023, potato breeder Royal HZPC Group B.V. reports substantial growth in sales. Gerard Backx, CEO Royal HZPC Group B.V., underlines that the important growth in volume, is mainly in Asia and America.

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