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A Shortage of Potatoes for Chips? Time to re-evaluate your cutting solutions, says FAM
Brent Bucks of knife manufacturer FAM explains how potato chips processors can increase revenues despite the low quality crop
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Heatwave will result in smaller potato chips, say German manufacturers
The heatwave in Germany is also affecting the harvest of potato varieties needed to make potato chips. Due to the extraordinary weather conditions, the potato chips will be smaller this year.
Monday, September 3, 2018
Not enough potatoes in Germany: extreme drought impacts supply Emsland Group
The Emsland Group, a potato processor with seven production plants throughout Germany, explains the supply challenges they are faced with as a result of the extreme drought in Germany and other parts of Europe.
Environmentally friendly farming practices used by nearly 33% of world’s farms
Nearly one-third of the world’s farms have adopted more environmentally friendly practices, while continuing to be productive (sustainable intensification), according to a global assessment by 17 scientists in five countries.
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Belgapom and VAVI respond to commotion in potato sector
The warm and dry weather of recent months has caused a commotion in the potato sector in Northern Europe. This is why representatives of both the Dutch and Belgian potato sectors came together to discuss the situation and to voice their concerns.
Climate-resilient spuds in focus at Potatoes in Practice 2018
Research at the James Hutton Institute has identified genetic variations which can help protect potato crop yields at high temperature, potentially providing potato breeders with a valuable tool in their quest to create varieties resilient to heat stress
Potato growers propose pan-European approach to resolve contract issues with processors due to extreme weather
The North-Western European Potato Growers (NEPG) conclude that the potato production this year in North-Western Europe will be much lower than average and that quality issues will be a main challenge.
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Continuing drought and extreme heat a disaster for the potato harvest and processors
The extreme heat and drought is a disaster for the upcoming potato harvest. And for processors too: in Belgium, potato chips manufacturer Roger&Roger (Croky) temporarily halts production of some its flavours to manage the lack of potato supply.
Wednesday, August 8, 2018