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The potato crop in Europe: New data from the United Kingdom, The Netherlands and Spain
That the potato harvest this year in Europe was well below average due to extreme weather conditions is well known by now. I this article we present some recent data from Great Britain, The Netherlands and Spain that further clarify the situation
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Soil tilling, mulching key to China’s potato crop
Rong Li and colleagues at Ningxia University in Yinchuan, China set out to discover if different tilling and mulching practices could improve soil moisture - and potato yields - in the Loess Plateau.
Friday, November 30, 2018
NEPG estimates potato harvest 2018
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).
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Cavendish Farms argues that legal limits on the size of PEI family farms are too restrictive
On Prince Edward Island the Lands Protection Act limits the maximum size of land a landowner or corporation can own. Robert Irving, president of processor Cavendish Farms said current limits should be doubled, so potato farmers can increase their yields.
Saturday, November 3, 2018
Belgapom and VAVI respond to commotion in potato sector
The warm and dry weather of recent months has caused a commotion in the potato sector in Northern Europe. This is why representatives of both the Dutch and Belgian potato sectors came together to discuss the situation and to voice their concerns.
El pivot del futuro: riega, monitorea el suelo y genera energía
El INTA de Argentina avanza en la construcción de un innovador sistema de riego que haría más sustentable la gestión del agua en el campo.
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.
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Potato company RD Offutt halts agricultural expansion in Minnesota
RD Offutt, the largest potato producer in Minnesota, is backing away from a controversial expansion in the State just south of the Mississippi River headwaters after state regulators insisted on an environmental study of the potential contamination of groundwater.