News on Potato Cultivation from Oceania
Ballarat potato growers ask McCain Foods for 78 percent price increase
August 11, 2022
Potato farmers in the Ballarat region are demanding a pay rise for their produce, claiming McCain Foods does not pay a fair price for the popular mealtime vegetable. Last season McCain Foods paid growers an average of AUD 0.33 (about USD 0.23)
Tasmanian potato growers start ditching spuds after stalemate on price negotiations with potato processors
August 06, 2022
Potato processor Simplot Australia has refused to budge on its second price offer to Tasmanian farmers for their potato crop this season. Farmers met on Wednesday night to discuss the impasse with the company.
Simplot and Potato farmers of Tasmania in standoff over rising prices
July 18, 2022
Farmers have rejected a second price offer made by food manufacturer Simplot for their potato crop this season.
West-Australian Potato farmers 'doing it for nothing' warn of mass exodus amid stagnant prices
May 06, 2022
West-Australian Potato farmers are warning that growers will walk away from the industry as cost pressures make the staple crop unviable in Australia.
Potatoes Australia Growers Profile: Nicole Stevens
October 27, 2021
Nicole Stevens traveled to Australia from the United Kingdom after completing her science and tourism management studies. Her career pathway has now diverted to horticulture.
World Potato Congress Webinar: 'Integrated Pest Management in Potato Production'
March 31, 2021
The 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.
Strengthened by the acquisition of the TFI Potato business, the Mitolo Group Pty Ltd starts a new potato season in South Australia
November 10, 2020
The recent finalization of a takeover of Thomas Foods International’s potato business and a spike in demand through the coronavirus pandemic has cemented Mitolo Group as Australia’s largest fresh spud producer.
Robbie Davis to step down as CEO Potatoes South Australia Inc
September 21, 2020
Following eight years at the helm of Potatoes South Australia, Robbie Davis will be stepping down from her role of Chief Executive at the end of 2020.
Potatoes from plot to plate: how to grow the perfect spuds in your New Zealand backyard
September 17, 2020
While in the Northern hemisphere we are harvesting potatoes and getting ready for winter, this is not the case in the Southern hemisphere. This article offers tips on how to grow potatoes in your New Zealand backyard.
Rain decimates Tasmanian potato crop; processors fear European spuds will be dumped on Aussie market
May 18, 2020
Tasmanian potato growers, who produce the bulk of Australia’s French fries, are having a disastrous harvest. Months of wet weather is making it impossible to get onto paddocks in parts of the state.