2016 GB potato production estimated down 5% at 5.22 million tonnes
November 27, 2016
AHDB Potatoes' first provisional estimate of total production in Great Britain for the 2016 crop year is 5.22 million tonnes, down 5% from 2015. Average yields for GB are estimated at just under 45 tonnes/ha, down 8% on last year.
Geoff Moar re-elected as AUSVEG Chair, Belinda Adams elected as Deputy Chair
November 24, 2016
New South Wales potato grower Geoff Moar has been re-elected to the position of AUSVEG Chair and Queensland vegetable grower Belinda Adams has been elected to the position of AUSVEG Deputy Chair following a Board meeting held on Thursday 24 November in Sydney.
SNAC International Names Elizabeth Avery as New President
November 22, 2016
Elizabeth Avery was appointed President of SNAC International during the International Board of Directors meeting on September 29. She will begin as President on January 16, 2017 and take over the roll of CEO on July 1, 2017 from outgoing-CEO Tom Dempsey after the six-month transition period.
Mark Klompien new CEO of United Potato Growers of America
November 16, 2016
United Potato Growers of America announced today that its executive board has unanimously chosen Mark Klompien as the organization’s next president and chief executive officer, replacing Jerry Wright.
Red River Valley Potatoes launches New Website
November 14, 2016
Northern Plains Potato Growers Association (NPPGA) has launched a new website, one entirely dedicated to promoting potatoes grown for the fresh market and branded as Red River Valley Potatoes. Fittingly, the new web address is RedRiverValleyPotatoes.com.
Seed Producer Jim Cruickshank receives the British Potato Industry Award
November 10, 2016
Jim Cruickshank OBE, one of the most well respected seed producers in the UK, is this year’s winner of the British Potato Industry Award, organised by AHDB Potatoes.
AHDB committed to keep the UK Seed Potato Industry healthy
November 10, 2016
AHDB Potatoes has pledged to work closely with the seed potato sector and Scottish Government to ensure that the industry maintains a low level of the bacterial disease blackleg.
Due to the late potato harvest the NEPG delays publication yield estimates till late November
October 30, 2016
As a result of the late potato harvest in the North-western European countries (BE, DE, FR, NL, UK), the potato growers organisation NEPG has decided to postpone publication of its annual yield estimates till the third week of November.
Door late aardappeloogst is de publicate van de NEPG oogstverwachting uitgesteld tot November
October 27, 2016
Als gevolg van de late aardappeloogst in alle NEPG landen (BE, DE, FR, NL, UK) is besloten om de bekend making van de officiële NEPG oogstverwachting cijfers uit te stellen naar de derde week november.
Starch Europe announces winners of 2015-2016 Safety Awards
October 26, 2016
Improving safety practices and achieving a safer working environment is a priority for all the EU starch producers. Starch Europe announces today the winners of this year’s safety awards.
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