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Biotech-Potato Harvest at the CFT site in Kuru, near Jos. (courtesy: AATF)

Nigeria harvests first batch of biotech-potatoes

December 20, 2022
Elder Isaiah Buwah is growing potatoes for forty years in the Plateau State, North Central Nigeria. Having seen the impact from late blight first hand, he truly enjoyed the harvest of the first batch of - resistant - biotech potatoes.
Julio Kalazich, Ph.D., Agronomy Professor, Universidad de Los Lagos, Osorno, Chile

WPC Webinar- Potato Breeding in the South American Countries Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay

December 18, 2022
Julio Kalazich will be the speaker at the first World Potato Congress webinar of 2023 on January 24, 2023 at 9:00 am ET. He will address Potato Breeding in the South American Countries Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay in English followed by the presentation in Spanish at 10:00 am ET.
Potato sack

In the Netherlands, 7 supermarkets sign up for 100% robust potatoes in an organic range

November 19, 2022
In the Netherlands, 31 parties in the table potato chain sign a covenant in which they commit to switch completely to organic robust potato varieties, including 7 supermarkets.
Agrico presented nine new varieties at the variety show

Agrico presents nine new potato varieties at its variety show

November 13, 2022
On 10 and 11 November, Agrico held its annual variety and seedling show at Agrico Research in Bant. During the show no fewer than nine new varieties were presented.
New potato varieties for chips set to hit the market

New potato varieties in Bangladesh for Chips and French fries: Valencia and Cartagena

October 25, 2022
Two potato varieties developed by the private firm ACI Seed are set to hit the seed potato market of Bangladesh next season, enabling farmers to produce industrial-grade potatoes that can be used for making ready-to-eat snacks
Isabel Vales, Ph.D., Texas A&M AgriLife potato breeder, shows off the experimental clone COTX08063-2Ru, which could be selected to make french fries. (Courtesy: Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Kay Ledbetter)

Texas A&M Potato Breeding Program targets french fry, chipping, fresh markets

September 04, 2022
New potato varieties bred by the Texas A&M Potato Breeding Program could enter the french fry market before long, said Isabel Vales, Ph.D., Texas A&M AgriLife potato breeder in the Department of Horticultural Sciences
Bavaria-Saat GbR presents broad range of varieties at Potato Europe 2022. (Courtesy: Bavaria Saat GbR)

Bavaria-Saat GbR presents broad range of varieties at Potato Europe 2022

August 11, 2022
Due to the war in the Ukraine and persistent drought, the international potato industry is expecting another challenging year. Nevertheless, numerous players from all major potato-growing countries will meet at Potato Europe early September.
Potato farmers in Rwanda who are counting losses due to late blight disease welcome the plan to use agricultural biotechnology in developing a resistant crop variety. (Courtesy: Sam Ngendahimana).

Potato farmers in Rwanda upbeat about new variety

July 26, 2022
Potato farmers have welcomed the government’s on-going trials on the use of agricultural biotechnology in producing a new Irish potato variety resistant to the devastating late blight disease.
Asunta Thompson, NDSU associate professor of plant science, has developed a potato variety that recently was selected for McDonald's french fries: the Dakota Russet

Potato variety 'Dakota Russet' now approved for McDonald's World Famous Fries

June 19, 2022
The most recent potato variety to join the list of approved McDonald’s potato varieties is the Dakota Russet, developed at North Dakota State University by Asunta Thompson
Jean-Pierre Bienfait, a new member of the Supervisory Board of HZPC Holding B.V.

Jean-Pierre Bienfait nominated as member of HZPC's Supervisory Board

May 21, 2022
During the General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) of HZPC Holding B.V. Jean-Pierre Bienfait was appointed as new member of the Supervisory Board. Jean-Pierre fills the vacancy of Meerten Ubbens.

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