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Potato growers propose pan-European approach to resolve contract issues with processors due to extreme weather

Potato growers propose pan-European approach to resolve contract issues with processors due to extreme weather

August 14, 2018
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.
PEI Potato Solutions receives government support as the company invests in the latest sorting equipment

PEI Potato Solutions receives government support as the company invests in the latest sorting technology

January 21, 2018
The Government of Canada supports the investment in a Sherlock Separator potato sorter by RWL Holdings LTD (PEI Potato Solutions), a potato washing and sorting facility to optimize potatoes for processing prior to delivery to Cavendish Farms.
Dewulf introduces Torro, its new offset harvester with bunker at Potato Europe

And here it is! The Dewulf Torro offset harvester with bunker at Potato Europe

September 13, 2017
Dewulf now unveils Torro, its long-awaited trailed 2-row sieving potato harvester with haulm conveyor, flat hedgehog units and bunker.
Innate® Second Generation Potato Receives Approval in Canada

Second Generation Innate® Potatoes Receive Approval in Canada

August 03, 2017
Health Canada and Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) have completed the food, feed, and environmental safety assessments of the J.R. Simplot Company’s second generation of Innate® potatoes. The authorizations enable the potatoes to be imported, planted, and sold in Canada.
US government approved 3 more Simplot GMO potato types for cultivation and sale

US government approved 3 more Simplot GMO potato types for cultivation and sale

March 20, 2017
The US federal government has given the final OK to three more types of potatoes genetically engineered by Boise’s J.R. Simplot Co. to resist Phytophthora - the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine.
Cómo aumentar la producción de papa usando técnicas sencillas (o cómo manejar integralmente la sanidad de la semilla de papa)

Cómo aumentar la producción de papa usando técnicas sencillas (o cómo manejar integralmente la sanidad de la semilla de papa)

November 14, 2016
Esta nota analiza el problema de la degeneración de la semilla, detalla la estrategia propuesta del Programa del CGIAR de Raíces, Tubérculos y Banano, y describe cinco técnicas sencillas para mejorar la calidad de la semilla y aumentar la producción de papa.
USDA clears Calyxt potato modified to withstand bruising

USDA clears Calyxt potato modified to withstand bruising

October 26, 2016
A new potato variety that’s genetically modified to withstand bruising has been cleared for commercialization without undergoing USDA’s deregulatory process for biotech crops.
Farmer's Keepers potatoes a take on delicious imperfection

Farmer's Keepers potatoes a take on delicious imperfection

February 19, 2016
BCfresh, a British Columbia-based provider of locally-grown vegetables, announced the introduction of Farmer’s Keepers™ Potatoes. Farmer’s Keepers™ Potatoes come in a variety of non-uniform shapes and sizes with minor blemishes or minor mechanical damage.
Simplot's Second Generation Innate® Potato Receives FDA Safety Clearance

Simplot's Second Generation Innate® Potato Receives FDA Safety Clearance

January 17, 2016
The Food and Drug Administration has completed its food and feed safety assessment of the J.R. Simplot Company’s second generation of Innate® potatoes. Simplot will still need to complete its registration with the Environmental Protection Agency for these potatoes before introducing them for sale in the U.S. marketplace.
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Avoid bruising at potato harvest by managing moisture levels

August 25, 2013
Avoid bruising at potato harvest by managing moisture levels pre-desiccation is the advice from Hutchinsons Root Crop Technical manager, Darryl Shailes.

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