News on Minitubers from Europe
HZPC UK strengthens position with acquisition of TLC Potatoes
May 16, 2023HZPC UK, a member of the Royal HZPC Group, a leader in potato varieties and seed production for the entire potato industry in the UK, announced the acquisition of TLC Potatoes, one of Scotland's leading minituber producers.
The Kingsman potato: Cygnet PB to expand commercial trials in the US for this high-yielding, climate-resilient variety
March 29, 2023Launched in 2017, the potato variety Kingsman has developed quickly in popularity to become Scotland-based potato breeder Cygnet PB Ltd.’s first globally successful variety.
Seed potato company Agrico starts construction of its own mini tuber storage facility
March 15, 2022By constructing its own mini tuber storage facility, seed potato company Agrico is taking the next step in its professionalization. Agrico currently rents a separate area from an affiliated grower for its mini tubers.
EGG Microtubers receive PotatoEurope’s Golden Innovation Award
September 02, 2021During a special award ceremony on Wednesday, September 1st, a professional jury awarded the PotatoEurope Gold Innovation Award to the Microtubers of E Green Global (EGG).
Russian research: Smart vertical farm can produce 10 times more seed potatoes a year
May 20, 2021Less than a year after the opening of the World-class Scientific Center 'Agrotechnologies for the Future', Russian scientists had a breakthrough: the first-ever vertical farm with dynamic LED lighting.
How HZPC serves the Russian market with its potato varieties
April 26, 2021In Russia, HZPC is using an unconventional strategy to secure its potato trade for the future: in 2019, a small breeding company was set up to provide Russian contract growers with pre-basic seed potatoes. In 2020, the production of mini-tubers was added too.
Danish potato trader found guilty in illegal import of minitubers
February 26, 2019Breeders 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).
The Finnish Seed Potato Centre Ltd boosts production with aeroponics
November 02, 2011The Finnish Seed Potato Centre Ltd has developed a new method for seed potato production. The method takes advantage of the aeroponic growing system. The method, created during a two and a half year project, is highly efficient, as it may increase the ...