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Nicole Stevens: A rising potato industry star.

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'

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.
Potato deal strengthens Mitolo as it digs in for new season in South 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

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.
Plant seed potatoes now and you’ll be digging up your own buried treasure in just a few months.

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

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.
Potato Industry on Export Fast-track

Potato Industry on Export Fast-track

October 22, 2019
Backed overwhelmingly by industry, the Potato Growers Association of Western Australia (PGAWA) is moving forward to establish an export entity by May 2020.
Maara kai – reinvigorating Māori Food Sovereignty through potatoes in New Zealand

Maara kai - reinvigorating Maori Food Sovereignty through potatoes in New Zealand

August 26, 2019
As we wound our way down to Port Levy, New Zealand, although only an hour from Christchurch city, it felt a world away. The turquoise waters of the harbour as still as glass, under the mid-afternoon Winter sun.
Potato wholesaler penalised

Australian potato wholesaler fined for using unfair contracts

August 20, 2019
One of Australia’s largest potato wholesalers, Mitolo Group, has been fined for entering into unfair contracts with growers.
Farmers fight for potato pay as Simplot records $62m profit

Farmers fight for potato pay as Simplot records $62m profit

July 08, 2019
Tasmanian potato growers say Simplot is not paying them enough for their vegetables, as they negotiate a new contract with the vegetable processing giant.

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