Europe’s potato industry falls victim to extreme weather
June 08, 2023Extreme weather incidents are serving to rock Europe’s potato industry to its very foundations. Last year was actually the second warmest year on record in Europe. The drought conditions resulted in a dramatic downturn in overall potato output.
Not just potatoes: Newtec investments in camera technology could revolutionise plastics recycling
June 04, 2023A Danish trio of partners is developing super-high-resolution, hyperspectral cameras that can determine the chemical composition of plastic waste and the different additives. The technology will have a huge impact on future plastics recycling.
PepsiCo's potato chips plant in Poland is its most sustainable factory in Europe
June 03, 2023PepsiCo has unveiled its most sustainable factory in Europe as the industry increasingly recognises the circular economy as a framework to help address global food system challenges.
CNH Industrial and ONE SMART SPRAY announce integration of precision spraying solution
May 26, 2023CNH Industrial and ONE SMART SPRAY, a joint venture between Bosch and BASF, have signed a collaboration agreement to integrate the latter’s advanced spraying system within CNH Industrial’s agricultural brand product portfolios.
Heat and Drought stress in potatoes: is it possible to prevent damage?
May 24, 2023Extreme weather events pose a significant challenge to potato cultivation. Heat and drought stress reduces productivity, causes physiological defects in tubers, and damages crops.
PEI Potato Board: Acreage of cover crops before potatoes has doubled
May 22, 2023New numbers from the P.E.I. Potato Board show that on Prince Edward Island the acreage of cover crops grown before potatoes has doubled.
World Potato Congress officially adopts the Declaration of Dublin: Fostering Potato Partnerships for Food Security
May 18, 2023The World Potato Congress (WPC) Inc., through its mission of creating value chain networking within the global potato community, has officially adopted the Declaration of Dublin: Fostering Potato Partnerships for Food Security.
Dutch Potato Farmers Find October 1 Harvest Deadline on Sandy Soils Problematic
May 16, 2023The government of the Netherlands wants farmers growing potatoes on sandy soil to harvest potatoes by October 1 and grow intermediary plants that catch nitrogen in the soil so nitrates can not leach out and contaminate groundwater.
Grote Company expands Lifecycle Management Leadership Roles
May 15, 2023Grote Company, a manufacturer of reliable, top-quality food slicing and assembly equipment, announced three promotions as part of its Lifecycle Management initiative.
Potato-LITE: Delivering novel, sustainable cultivation approaches to minimise tillage intensity throughout the UK
May 15, 2023Defra and UKRI, as part of the Farming Innovation Programme, recently announced funding for 'Potato-LITE' – a multimillion pound project over four years