Potatoes New Zealand joins government biosecurity initiative
December 12, 2016
Potatoes New Zealand became the 14th partner organisation to join the Government Industry Agreement for Biosecurity Readiness and Response.
AUSVEG appoints James Whiteside as its new CEO
December 10, 2016
Leading Australian vegetable industry body AUSVEG has announced the appointment of James Whiteside as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective Friday 9 December 2016.
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.
The Mitolo Group buys major parts of bankrupt Oakland Produce - Australia's largest fresh potato supplie
October 04, 2016
According to a Deloitte spokesman South Australian fresh produce company the Mitolo Group had taken control of all South Australian-owned farms of bankrupt Oakville Produce, as well as packaging businesses in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney - as of September 23.
Potato marketing board deregulation law passed by Parliament Western Australia
September 06, 2016
Western Australia's Parliament has cleared the way for full deregulation of the state's potato industry, passing legislation to abolish the controversial Potato Marketing Corporation (PMC).
Victorian Potato Growers Council rebranded Potatoes Victoria
March 23, 2016
Potatoes Victoria is being launched today to replace the previous Victorian Potato Growers Council. A division of the Victorian Farmers Federation, Potatoes Victoria has been representing Victorian potato growers for more than 20 years.
West Australian potato farmers demand deregulation date as concern grows over uncertainty
March 06, 2016
Potato growers say the West Australian industry has 'collapsed' amid speculation over the timeline for deregulation.
Potatoes New Zealand welcomes access to Vietnamese market
August 17, 2015
Fresh potatoes from New Zealand have been approved for export to Vietnam, providing a new export opportunity for growers.
Australian consumers favour pre-packaged potatoes in a small bag
August 10, 2015
Consumer research in Australia, Potato Tracker, has shown that Australian consumers prefer to purchase pre-packaged potatoes, with one to two kilogram packages as the ideal sizes.
Potato Psyllids (Courtesy: Center for Invasive Species Research)
July 23, 2015
Potatoes New Zealand chief executive Champak Mehta says the industry now has the potato psyllid well under control thanks to the knowledge gained through research.