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New potato varieties for chips set to hit the market

New potato varieties in Bangladesh for Chips and French fries: Valencia and Cartagena

October 25, 2022
Two potato varieties developed by the private firm ACI Seed are set to hit the seed potato market of Bangladesh next season, enabling farmers to produce industrial-grade potatoes that can be used for making ready-to-eat snacks
Climate change will reduce the total potato production in Belgium, Netherlands, France and Germany by 7 to 11 % despite an increase in hectares, according to the latest estimates of the North-western European Potato Growers (NEPG).

NEPG: Climate change will reduce the total potato production in Belgium, Netherlands, France and Germany by 7 to 11 % despite an increase in hectares

September 15, 2022
During its last meeting prior to Potato Europe 2022, the North-western European Potato Growers (NEPG) estimates that global potato production in the NEPG zone (EU-04) will be down by 7 to 11 %.
Asunta Thompson, NDSU associate professor of plant science, has developed a potato variety that recently was selected for McDonald's french fries: the Dakota Russet

Potato variety 'Dakota Russet' now approved for McDonald's World Famous Fries

June 19, 2022
The most recent potato variety to join the list of approved McDonald’s potato varieties is the Dakota Russet, developed at North Dakota State University by Asunta Thompson
Jeroen Kuin, Agroplant, Medemblik: 'No customer wants to depend on only one or two varieties for processing.'

Agroplant: 'No customer wants to depend on only one or two potato varieties for processing.'

October 29, 2019
Jeroen Kuin, Agroplant, Medemblik: 'No customer wants to depend on only one or two varieties for processing.'
Willem in 't Anker, C. Meijer BV, Rilland: 'There's a constant need for new varieties, also for French fries.'

C. Meijer BV: 'There's a constant need for new potato varieties, also for French fries.'

October 29, 2019
Willem in 't Anker, C. Meijer BV, Rilland: 'There's a constant need for new potato varieties, also for French fries.'
Rindert Dankert, Breeding Company Kooi, Leeuwarden: 'In order to increase a possible success, we focus mainly on the early segment.'

Breeding Company Kooi: 'In order to increase a possible success, we focus mainly on the early segment.'

October 29, 2019
Rindert Dankert, Breeding Company Kooi, Leeuwarden: 'In order to increase a possible success, we focus mainly on the early segment.'
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Jan-Paul Bandsma, De Nijs, Warmenhuizen: 'We're looking for strong, robust, drought and heat resistant varieties.'

De Nijs: 'We're looking for strong, robust, drought and heat resistant varieties.'

October 28, 2019
Jan-Paul Bandsma, De Nijs, Warmenhuizen: 'We're looking for strong, robust, drought and heat resistant varieties.'
Jos Bus, The Potato Company, Emmeloord: 'What you want to find in the end is a practical potato with a simple user manual.'

The Potato Company: 'What you want to find in the end is a practical potato with a simple user manual.'

October 28, 2019
Jos Bus, The Potato Company, Emmeloord: 'What you want to find in the end is a practical potato with a simple user manual.'
Robert Graveland, HZPC research, Metslawier: ‘Marker-assisted classical breeding is going to change a lot in the range of varieties over the coming ten to fifteen years.’

HZPC research: 'Marker-assisted classical potato breeding is going to change a lot in the range of varieties over the coming ten to fifteen years.'

October 26, 2019
Robert Graveland, HZPC research, Metslawier: ‘Marker-assisted classical breeding is going to change a lot in the range of varieties over the coming ten to fifteen years.’
Colm McDonnell, IPM, Deinum: ‘We feel an obligation to produce varieties that can be grown in an environmentally friendly way.’

IPM: 'We feel an obligation to produce varieties that can be grown in an environmentally friendly way.'

October 26, 2019
Colm McDonnell, IPM, Deinum: ‘We feel an obligation to produce varieties that can be grown in an environmentally friendly way.’

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