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Research into sustainable management practices to increase fertilizer efficiency receives support from the Canadian Government
The government of Canada last week announced a $1.8 million investment in a research project at the University of British Columbia that includes the development of beneficial management practices for increasing the efficiency of fertilizer use in potatoes.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Mintel Announces Five Global Food And Drink Trends For 2018
Mintel, a leading market intelligence agency, identified five key trends set to impact the global food and drink market in 2018.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
J.R. Simplot partners with Iden Biotechnology in a search for genes to enhance nutritional properties of the potato
Iden Biotechnology - a Spanish biotechnology company - and J.R. Simplot Company, a potato processor and developer and marketer of Innate® Potatoes, recently entered into an agreement to explore the potential for nutritional enrichment of the potato.
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Potato researchers gather in Maine to find a solutions for the Blackleg disease
Researchers from all over the world were in Bangor for the '2017 Dickeya and Pectobacterium Summit', organized by the University of Maine Extension.
Washington Potato Company fined $100,000 for employment status discrimination
A potato processing company in Pasco, Washington has agreed to pay $100,000 to settle a Department of Justice investigation into whether it discriminated against immigrants when it ordered workers to verify their employment authorization in violation of federal law.
Friday, November 17, 2017
Dewulf partners with Mahindra to deliver potato planting equipment to Indian Farmers
Dewulf, supplier of a full line of potato and root crop machinery, announced a licencing agreement with Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd (M&M Ltd), part of the USD 19 billion Mahindra Group, headquartered in Mumbai (India) for the manufacturing and marketing of potato planting equipment in India.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
High Tech for Farms: Bosch moves into Agricultural Technology Market worth billions
Using sensors to determine the best time for harvesting and steering automated tractors across fields, the market for agricultural technology is growing worldwide. It is also a lucrative field for Bosch. 'Bosch can do more than cars and cordless screwdrivers. We are bringing high tech to farms, opening up a market worth billions.'
Monday, November 13, 2017
Nigerian firm Blackpace acquires potato chip manufacturer Ndiyo in Rwanda
BlackPace Africa Group has bought Ndiyo Business Group, a major producer of salted potato chips in Rwanda.
Sunday, November 12, 2017