What was behind Australia’s potato shortage? Wet weather and hard-to-control diseases
June 13, 2023If you’ve been into a fish and chip shop in Australia in the last 12 months, you may well have seen a notice tacked to the wall about the impact of the potato shortage. Supermarkets, too, slapped temporary limits on frozen chip purchases.
AUSVEG announces Michael Coote as new CEO
June 05, 2021Australian vegetable and potato industry body AUSVEG has announced the appointment of Michael Coote as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective 1 July 2021.
World Potato Congress Webinar: 'Integrated Pest Management in Potato Production'
March 31, 2021The World Potato Congress is extremely pleased to present its next webinar on Tuesday, April 6, 2021/Wednesday, April 7, 2021, with Dr. Paul Horne, Entomologist, and owner and Director of IPM Technologies Pty Ltd., Hurstbridge, Victoria, Australia.
Designing a better low-fat potato chip
August 15, 2019Australian researchers have developed a technique to analyze potato chips’ physical characteristics from simulated first bite to swallow, which they say could be used to help formulate a tastier low-fat snack.
Collaborative discussion between seed potato schemes
July 22, 2019On 10 May, a meeting was held between AuSPICA, members of the Tasmanian Certified Seed Potato Scheme (known as TasSeed) and invited industry representatives.
Potatoes South Australia to develop vodka from waste potato peel
September 21, 2017In an effort to combat food waste, Potatoes South Australia has teamed up with the University of Adelaide and Adelaide Hills Distillery to make vodka from potato skins.
The science of taste: why you choose fries over broccoli
May 30, 2017Most people say that if there is a healthy choice on a menu they will take it. But observations and research show this is generally not the case.
Download now: Heat and Control Augmented Reality App - in time for AUSPACK 2017
March 01, 2017Equipment manufacturer Heat and Control launched an Augmented Reality App, featuring the Heatwave Fryer. The app is available for download now - in time for the AusPack 2017
AUSVEG appoints James Whiteside as its new CEO
December 10, 2016Leading 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, 2016New 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.