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NEPG estimates potato harvest 2018
November 08, 2018

North-western European Potato Growers: harvest down 20 percent at least

The total potato harvest in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and France in 2018 will be at least 20 percent lower than last year, according to the latest estimates of the North-western European Potato Growers (NEPG).
Potato growers propose pan-European approach to resolve contract issues with processors due to extreme weather
August 14, 2018

Potato growers propose pan-European approach to resolve contract issues with processors due to extreme weather

The North-Western European Potato Growers (NEPG) conclude that the potato production this year in North-Western Europe will be much lower than average and that quality issues will be a main challenge.
Continuing drought and extreme heat a disaster for the potato harvest and processors
August 08, 2018

Continuing drought and extreme heat a disaster for the potato harvest and processors

The extreme heat and drought is a disaster for the upcoming potato harvest. And for processors too: in Belgium, potato chips manufacturer Roger&Roger (Croky) temporarily halts production of some its flavours to manage the lack of potato supply.
UK potato processing companies say serious issues with potato supply 'extremely likely'
August 03, 2018

UK potato processing companies say serious issues with potato supply 'extremely likely'

The Potato Processing companies in the United Kingdom have released a statement through the Potato Processors’ Association Ltd (PPA), expressing their concern for the impact of current weather conditions on UK potato processing sector.
Potatoes stop growing in parched earth
July 29, 2018

Ireland: Potatoes stop growing in parched earth

David Rodgers, growing potatoes in normally lush and fertile North Co Dublin says the unprecedented conditions over recent weeks – from an exceptionally cold spring to a record-breaking hot summer – have forced his potato plants into “shutting down”.
PEI Potato Solutions receives government support as the company invests in the latest sorting equipment
January 21, 2018

PEI Potato Solutions receives government support as the company invests in the latest sorting technology

The Government of Canada supports the investment in a Sherlock Separator potato sorter by RWL Holdings LTD (PEI Potato Solutions), a potato washing and sorting facility to optimize potatoes for processing prior to delivery to Cavendish Farms.
Potato Production of Harvest 2017 in North-western Europe adjusted upwards
November 04, 2017

Estimates Potato Production North-western Europe Harvest 2017 adjusted upwards

Although the full harvest is not in the stores yet, the North-Western European Potato Growers (NEPG) estimates the actual harvest at 28.9 million tons for the 5 countries. This is more than the estimate of last September.
Hungarian Potato Growers Squeezed: Low Prices AND Low Yields
September 30, 2017

Hungarian Potato Growers Squeezed: Low Prices AND Low Yields

Potato growers in Hungary are in a tough position as potato prices are low. On top of that, yield has been negatively affected by heat and quality is far from optimal.
Potato Production North-western-Europe up 13.5 percent compared to last year
September 18, 2017

Potato Production North-western Europe up 13.5 percent compared to last year

For the current European potato harvest, the North-western-European Potato Growers (NEPG) estimate the total potato production at 27.9 million tons for the five NEPG countries (Belgium, Germany, France, The Netherlands and Great Britain). This is up 13.5 percent compared to last season.
Aardappelproduktie Noord-west Europa 13.5 procent hoger dan vorig jaar
September 17, 2017

Aardappelproduktie Noord-west Europa 13.5 procent hoger dan vorig jaar

Op basis van proefrooiingen en praktijkresultaten verwacht de NEPG een totale oogst van 27,9 miljoen ton aan consumptieaardappelen in Noord-west Europa. Dat is 13,5% hoger dan vorig jaar.
Making a potato variety heat tolerant could be as simple as switching a single gene
June 22, 2017

Making a potato variety heat tolerant could be as simple as switching a single gene

Scientists have identified a version of a single gene involved in the heat stress response that is more active in potato types that can tolerate high temperature, potentially providing potato breeders a tool to make potato varieties less vulnerable to increased temperature.
Lower Yield and Quality will determine potato market in the Netherlands, says farmer association
October 01, 2015

Lower Yield and Quality will determine potato market in the Netherlands, says farmer association

The Dutch Association of Arable Farmers of (VTA) finds an average yield of 53.622 kg/ha, 8% below last year and on par with the 5-year average. Although tubers are large this season, the VTA predicts low factory yields as a result of a host of quality issues, resulting in an increased demand for potatoes per ton finished product.
North-western European Potato Growers expect cropsize to be below 5-year average
September 08, 2015

North-western European Potato Growers expect cropsize to be below 5-year average

The North-western European Potato Growers (NEPG) expect the total potato production (excluding seed and starch potatoes) of this year' s harvest to amount to 24.5 million tonnes. This is 14.1 percent below the potato production last year and 2.9 percent below the 5-year average.
Dutch Potato Crop Yield below average according to VTA sampling
August 31, 2015

Dutch Potato Crop Yield below average according to VTA sampling

In the annual VTA sampling of the development of the Dutch potato crop development, mid August a yield was found 16% lower than last year and 7.1 below the 5 year average.
Key Technology Introduces CIT Hyperspectral Imaging Module for ADR 5 to remove “Sugar Ends”
November 18, 2014

Key Technology Introduces CIT® Hyperspectral Module for ADR5 to Detect & Remove Sugar Ends from Potato Strips

Key Technology introduces hyperspectral imaging on its popular ADR® 5 automatic defect removal system for potato strips to detect and remove sugar ends.
Mike Thornton, Ph.D. Professor Parma Research and Extension Center University of Idaho
June 13, 2014

Focus on Potato: Factors that cause Sugar Ends in Potatoes

Whether you call them glassy ends, translucent ends, dark ends, jelly ends, or something even less flattering, sugar ends are a significant issue.
 hyperspectral image of potato strips
July 25, 2013

Key Technology Signs Agreement to Deploy Chemical Imaging Technology (CIT®) for Potato Processors

Key Technology announces that it has signed an exclusive licensing agreement with EVK DI Kerschhaggl GmbH and Insort GmbH to deploy Chemical Imaging Technology (CIT®), an advanced value-added hyperspectral solution, in Key’s products, further enhancing...
Key Technology - Insort License Agreement
July 25, 2013

Insort Gmbh signed a strategic partnership with market leader Key Technology

Insort and EVK have signed a worldwide license agreement with Key Technology for use of Chemical Imaging Technology in proven Key solutions provided to the potato industry.

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