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Dewulf and Agrointelli jointly explore autonomous potato planting

Dewulf and Agrointelli jointly explore autonomous potato planting

April 26, 2021
Dewulf and Agrointelli have announced that they will be working together to explore the benefits of using autonomous machines in potato cultivation. A first project will see the combination of the autonomous Robotti platform with a 4-row Miedema CP 42 cup planter.
High Yields And Low Energy Usage Make Tomra Food’s Steam Peelers Perfect For Lamb Weston / Meijer, A World-Leader In High-Quality Frozen Potato Products

High Yields And Low Energy Usage Make Tomra Food’s Steam Peelers Perfect For Lamb Weston / Meijer, A World-Leader In High-Quality Frozen Potato Products

April 20, 2021
Lamb Weston / Meijer's commitment to preserving nature, and its resources, while caring for neighbors contributes to their overall growth and success. These shared virtues and values are just another reason why their partnership with TOMRA Food makes for a perfect match.
Agriculture company Vandamme opts for a quality boost with new cooling

Agriculture company Vandamme opts for a quality boost with new cooling

April 15, 2021
According to Vandamme, mechanical cooling is an excellent basis for long-term storage of potatoes without loss of quality. In addition, cooling, in combination with 1,4SIGHT, is a suitable alternative to chlorpropham as a sprout inhibitor.
The EU clarifies the application of the LMR of sprout inhibitor CIPC in potato

The EU clarifies the application of the LMR of sprout inhibitor CIPC in potato

March 08, 2021
Good news for the potato sector: the European Commission has recently formally set the value of 0.4 ppm as the temporary maximum residual limit (LMRt) in potato (products).
Europatat Congress 2021 Virtual Edition

Europatat Congress 2021 Virtual Edition

March 02, 2021
Europatat, the European Potato Trade Association, is excited to announce that the 2021 edition of its annual Congress will be held on Thursday, 10th of June in a virtual format.
Corona crisis slashes Belgian potato industry in 2020. Volume of potatoes for processing lowest in three years

Corona crisis hits Belgian potato industry hard: 2020 processing volume lowest in three years

March 02, 2021
No one could miss it in the media last year: the COVID-19 pandemic hit the Belgian potato sector hard.
Organic farming area in the EU up 46 percent since 2012

Organic farming area in the EU up 46 percent since 2012

February 22, 2021
The total organic area in the European Union (EU) was 13.8 million hectares in 2019, corresponding to 8.5% of the total utilized agricultural area. This represents an increase of 46% between 2012 and 2019.
The RUCIP European Committee approves new internal structure and appoints new European Delegate

The RUCIP European Committee approves new internal structure and appoints new European Delegate

February 02, 2021
RUCIP European Committee -  the organisation that looks after the rules and practices of the Inter-European Trade in Potatoes - has a new internal organisation and new leadership.
Tomra Food merges best-in-class engineering and intelligence with launch of the Tomra 5C

Tomra Food merges best-in-class engineering and intelligence with launch of the Tomra 5C

December 14, 2020
Revolutionary Upgrades to Sensors and Insight Tools of the Sorter Lead to Better Bottom Lines for Processors.
Planting potatoes

North-Western European Potato Growers (NEPG): Potato acreage should decrease by a minimum of 15%

November 03, 2020
The NEPG (North-Western European Potato Growers) estimates that the total harvest will be 27.9 million tons this season if all potatoes in the ground will be indeed harvested. The harvest is later than usual with all the risks involved.

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