Harvesting, prices and future plans: the potato situation in the regions of Russia

The 2020 potato harvest in the various regions of Russia

October 10, 2020
Since the start of autumn, potato producers in the regions of Russia have been facing many challenges, new and old. In the Russian Federation, the average annual volume of potatoes used for food purposes is estimated to be at 13-14 million tons, which makes potato one of the most important crops in Russia. In this article, we present information about the potato situation in various regions of Russia.
HZPC closes eventful year with a healthy result

HZPC closes eventful year with a healthy result

October 06, 2020
The 2019/2020 financial year has been eventful in many respects for seed potato supplier HZPC. Despite the consequences of COVID-19, the company has had an operationally successful season. The coming season, however, may well be more of a challenge.
The Lingít K'úntsx' variety has been grown by coastal Tlingit for over 200 years

Carcross/Tagish First Nation Harvest Heirloom Potato Crop

September 29, 2020
The smallest potato from the Carcross/Tagish First Nation garden harvest this year was the size of a pea. The spud might be tiny, but its ancestors travelled a long way to get here. The Lingít K'úntsx', or Tlingit potato, has been grown in Alaska for over 200 years.
US Potato sales at retail remain strong

US Potato sales at retail remain strong

September 28, 2020
Since public health restrictions for COVID-19 were put in place, US potato sales at retail have been well above historical levels.
Kurkure witnesses a jump in penetration and order frequency as in-home consumption rises

India: Kurkure witnesses a jump in penetration and order frequency as in-home consumption rises

September 23, 2020
Dilen Gandhi, Sr. Director and Category Head - Foods, PepsiCo India tells us how difficult the lockdown period was for Pepsico's Kurkure and how the company plans to leverage on the current rise in-home consumption for snacks.
US Restaurant Sales up in August, but Operators Remain Concerned

US Restaurant Sales up in August, but Operators Remain Concerned

September 22, 2020
As total restaurant sales losses in the United States topped USD 185 billion, a majority of operators do not expect their business to fully recover within 6 months.
Romain Cools: 2020 could well become the toughest NW European potato season in 50 years

2020 could become the toughest NW European potato season in 50 years

September 21, 2020
Last week, the North-western European Potato Growers (NEPG) association announced their harvest estimate for the 2020/2021 season.
Las cuadrillas están formadas por entre 6 y 12 personas

España: La campaña de la patata tiene protocolo propio contra el covid

September 21, 2020
Aunque ya se están recogiendo algunos campos, para el inicio de la campaña de la patata aún queda entre una semana y 10 días. Será entonces cuando arranque una época de especial actividad en Coristanco y vayan llegando los temporeros.
Plant seed potatoes now and you’ll be digging up your own buried treasure in just a few months.

Potatoes from plot to plate: how to grow the perfect spuds in your New Zealand backyard

September 17, 2020
While in the Northern hemisphere we are harvesting potatoes and getting ready for winter, this is not the case in the Southern hemisphere. This article offers tips on how to grow potatoes in your New Zealand backyard.
National Potato Council's annual meeting postponed and combined with Potato D.C. Fly-in in late February

National Potato Council's annual meeting combined with Potato D.C. Fly-in February 2021

September 17, 2020
The National Potato Council’s annual meeting, in previous years combined with the Potato Expo, will next year be combined with Potato D.C. Fly-in in late February

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