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Potato Cultivation

Potato Cultivation

Iranian government is doubling down on potato production
As American sanctions are choking Iran’s economy, the country is increasingly looking to spuds as a cost-effective alternative to the traditional imports that have fed many Iranians.
Monday, September 23, 2019
Potato production drops off in Moldova
Sources say that in Moldova, growing potatoes has become completely unprofitable. Sown areas today have decreased by a quarter compared to 2018, and due to the lack of rainfall, growers have to spend extra on irrigation systems.
McCain Foods joins OP2B, an initiative to enhance biodiversity in agricultural supply chains
McCain Foods joins the 'One Planet Business for Biodiversity' (OP2B) coalition as a founding member. This initiative to protect and restore biodiversity in agricultural supply chains was launched today at the United Nations Climate Action Summit
Domestic Potato Market Report
In Ireland, dryer weather is welcomed this week by areas where harvesting conditions are problematic, particularly Donegal. This dry period will hopefully aid the digging of the main Rooster crop. National Potato Day takes place on October 4th this year.
Friday, September 20, 2019
NPC scholarship goes to Wisconsin student studying silver scurf disease
The National Potato Council (NPC) has named University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate student Sofia Giron the winner of its annual $10,000 scholarship. Giron is a fourth-year grad student studying plant pathology.
El «brexit» augura un futuro desconocido para los profesionales de las patatas
El alcalde de Coristanco, Juan Carlos García dio ayer inicio a la Festa da Pataca de Coristanco, que arrancó de la mejor de las maneras posibles: con una jornada técnica sobre el producto característico del municipio, muy beneficiosa para los productores.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Agricultural Equipment Manufacturer Scotts Celebrates its 25th Anniversary
The Lincolnshire Agricultural Equipment Manufacturer Scotts, which manufactures a range of vegetable harvesting machinery, celebrated its Silver anniversary on 11th September.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Tong’s new FieldLoad PRO lightens the load at MH Poskitt Ltd
The first of Tong Engineering’s latest Fieldloader machine, the FieldLoad PRO, is proving to bring a dramatic reduction in loading times at one of the UK’s larger vegetable producers and processors; MH Poskitt Ltd.