Research: New method reveals whether your potato is organic or not
September 02, 2019
Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have developed a new approach that helps public agencies and commercial interests combat fraudulently-labelled organic foods.
The potato late blight pathogen. (Courtesy: Jens Gronbech Hasen / EuroBlight)
May 07, 2019
EuroBlight is continuously examining the ongoing evolution of the European population of the potato late blight pathogen and now reports on the 2018 results. Approximately 1000 samples were genotyped from 22 countries.
Danish potato trader found guilty in illegal import of minitubers
February 26, 2019
Breeders Trust, the organization that defends the Plant Breeders’ Rights of 10 leading European potato breeders, won a lawsuit earlier this month against the Danish potato export and trading company Myco Seed A/S located in Give (Denmark).
Potato Blight Trends in Europe: EuroBlight 2017 Results
April 14, 2018
The EuroBlight project is examining the ongoing evolution of the potato late blight pathogen (Phytophthora infestans). In 2017, almost 1500 samples from 16 countries in Europe were genotyped. The results indicate that new clones continue to spread.
Lihme Protein Solutions licenses its functional protein technology to potato starch companies KMC and AKV Langholt
December 20, 2017
Starch manufacturers KMC and AKV Langholt aim to establish commercial production of functional potato proteins from the potato fruit juice remaining after starch extraction, using Lihme Protein Solutions’ proprietary technology
Siccadania is installing the two largest flash dryers in Denmark dryers, as part of AKM expansion.
October 07, 2017
Potato starch producer AKM in Brande, Denmark, has entrusted SiccaDania to design and build the two largest flash dryers ever installed in Denmark.
Research: Drones as delivery mechanism for biological control agents
June 15, 2016
The University of Southern Denmark is developing an ecodrone that will combat pests in completely new ways.
Germicopa parent Florimond Desprez acquires 49% stake in Danespo
February 04, 2016
The owner of Germicopa, Florimond Desprez has acquired 49% of the shares in Danespo from DLG, thus entering into an equal partnership with DLF who owns another 49% of the shares. The remaining 2% are owned by growers and employees.
Kims seeking exclusive right to sell square crisps in Denmark
July 07, 2015
In Denmark, Kims has gone to court to stop Taffel's Super Snacks to sell square crisps.
Potato Late blight in Europe in 2014
May 11, 2015
A team of researchers tracking the 2014 population of the potato late blight pathogen have added to the 2013 data to extend the spatial diversity plots and combine this with novel genetic analysis tools that visualise the distribution and diversity of dominant clones and reveals novel genetically diverse isolates in some regions.
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