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North-western European Potato Growers: Wet summer causes quality issues. Higher production costs and good export of processed potatoes!

North-western European Potato Growers: Wet summer causes quality issues.

September 20, 2021
North-western Europe will have had one of its most humid summers in the last decades! In some areas in Belgium and Western Germany, rainfall at mid-July was an absolute historic high.
Ghent scientists develop vaccine against potato blight

Ghent scientists develop vaccine against potato blight

August 19, 2021
Scientists at the university of Ghent have developed a vaccine to combat potato blight, one of the most common diseases in potatoes.
Belgian retail Chain Colruyt evaluates hyperspectral imaging to detect bruising in unpeeled potatoes

Belgian retail Chain Colruyt evaluates hyperspectral imaging to detect bruising in unpeeled potatoes

June 12, 2021
It's easy to see a bruise on a person. Not so, on a potato. The bruises are under the product's skin and so not easily detected during processing. Science, however, has found a solution that gives the Belgian Colruyt Group a peek under potatoes' skins.
Tomra Food Publishes New E-Book For Potato Fresh Packers

Tomra Food Publishes New E-Book For Potato Fresh Packers

July 15, 2020
Free, downloadable publication by TOMRA Food for Potato Fresh Packers addresses challenges intensified by the COVID-19 pandemic.
EAPR2020 postponed to fall

EAPR2020 postponed to fall

March 31, 2020
Due to a coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the 21st EAPR Triennial Conference has been moved to fall. The new Conference date is November 2-6, 2020. Therefore, all key dates have also changed.
Made for sorting potatoes by the grower: the new TOMRA 3A improves on the FPS

Made for sorting potatoes by the grower: the new TOMRA 3A improves on the Field Potato Sorter (FPS)

September 06, 2019
TOMRA Sorting Food has introduced the TOMRA 3A sensor-based sorting machine for freshly harvested root crops, offering potato growers unrivalled sorting capabilities, dependability, and affordability.
NEPG estimates potato harvest 2018

North-western European Potato Growers: harvest down 20 percent at least

November 08, 2018
The total potato harvest in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and France in 2018 will be at least 20 percent lower than last year, according to the latest estimates of the North-western European Potato Growers (NEPG).
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.
Continuing drought and extreme heat a disaster for the potato harvest and processors

Continuing drought and extreme heat a disaster for the potato harvest and processors

August 08, 2018
The extreme heat and drought is a disaster for the upcoming potato harvest. And for processors too: in Belgium, potato chips manufacturer Roger&Roger (Croky) temporarily halts production of some its flavours to manage the lack of potato supply.
Forty years of partnership between Belgium and the CIP

Forty years of partnership between Belgium and the International Potato Center (CIP)

June 26, 2018
The Belgian Development Cooperation has been working with the International Potato Centre (CIP) in developing countries since the 1970s. The aim is to support the research and training required to improve the production of potatoes and sweet potatoes, as well as other root vegetables and tubers.
Amount of stored potatoes in Europe high compared to previous years

Amount of stored potatoes in Europe high compared to previous years

March 01, 2018
The North-Western European Potato Growers report on volume and condition of the potatoes still in storage
Potato Production of Harvest 2017 in North-western Europe adjusted upwards

Estimates Potato Production North-western Europe Harvest 2017 adjusted upwards

November 04, 2017
Although the full harvest is not in the stores yet, the North-Western European Potato Growers (NEPG) estimates the actual harvest at 28.9 million tons for the 5 countries. This is more than the estimate of last September.

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