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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.
Taking a look at UK's chipping markets from a supply and demand perspective.

AHDB: Taking a look at UK's chipping markets from a supply and demand perspective.

September 17, 2020
With the coronavirus pandemic hitting the UK domestic potato trade, we have estimated a 1% drop year-on-year in the GB potato area for 2020/21, with the provisional area standing at 119Kha.
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
Previstos Menores Rendimientos en patata en Salamanca

Previstos Menores Rendimientos en patata en Salamanca

September 14, 2020
La sectorial de patata de la organización agraria ASAJA Salamanca se reunió la pasada semana, con la presencia del presidente regional Donaciano Dujo, y constató que la campaña avanza en la provincia con un 15 por ciento de patata arrancada de una superficie sembrada de 4.209 hectáreas, cifra ligeramente inferior a la del año pasado.
21st EAPR Triennial Conference – change of date and location!

21st EAPR Triennial Conference – change of date and location!

September 14, 2020
As you know the situation with coronavirus (COVID-19) is changing dynamically. Due to the pandemic and for the safety of our participants we have decided to postpone the 21st EAPR Triennial Conference further. The new Conference date is July 12-16, 2021.
The WSU study estimates the reduced potato acreage lowers production by 13% or 729,120 tons of potatoes, equivalent to the weight of about 76 Space Needles.

Economic hit of COVID-19 to the Washington State Potato Sector estimated at USD 1 Billion

September 11, 2020
A WSU study has estimated the 2020 economic losses from potato production and processing in Washington. The demand shocks of COVID-19 resulted in a hit of roughly $1 billion dollars in gross state product.
Colorado's Skyline Potato starts 2020 on optimistic note

Colorado's Skyline Potato starts 2020 on optimistic note

September 09, 2020
Just days before his Center, CO, operation kicked off its 2020 San Luis Valley potato season, Skyline Potato Co. General Manager Les Alderete said he was optimistic about the overall market situation and the coming year.
Call on governments to support the adoption of ePhyto to facilitate international agricultural trade

ePhyto: Electronic phytosanitary certification can facilitate international agricultural trade

September 09, 2020
The Industry Advisory Group (IAG) of the IPPC ePhyto Solution calls on governments to support the adoption of ePhyto to facilitate international agricultural trade, which would be crucial in safeguarding global food security beyond the Covid-19 recovery period.
Ample supplies of medium and small size potatoes on the market in Idaho

Ample supplies of medium and small size potatoes on the market in Idaho

September 04, 2020
The Idaho potato harvest has started. For Eagle Eye Produce, the harvest kicked off in central Idaho during the first week of August with their russet potatoes.

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