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Agroplant: 'No customer wants to depend on only one or two varieties for processing.'

Agroplant: 'No customer wants to depend on only one or two potato varieties for processing.'

October 29, 2019
Jeroen Kuin, Agroplant, Medemblik: 'No customer wants to depend on only one or two varieties for processing.'
C. Meijer BV: 'There's a constant need for new potato varieties, also for French fries.'

C. Meijer BV: 'There's a constant need for new potato varieties, also for French fries.'

October 29, 2019
Willem in 't Anker, C. Meijer BV, Rilland: 'There's a constant need for new potato varieties, also for French fries.'
Breeding Company Kooi: 'In order to increase a possible success, we focus mainly on the early segment.'

Breeding Company Kooi: 'In order to increase a possible success, we focus mainly on the early segment.'

October 29, 2019
Rindert Dankert, Breeding Company Kooi, Leeuwarden: 'In order to increase a possible success, we focus mainly on the early segment.'
De Nijs: 'We're looking for strong, robust, drought and heat resistant varieties.'

De Nijs: 'We're looking for strong, robust, drought and heat resistant varieties.'

October 28, 2019
Jan-Paul Bandsma, De Nijs, Warmenhuizen: 'We're looking for strong, robust, drought and heat resistant varieties.'
The Potato Company: 'What you want to find in the end is a practical potato with a simple user manual.'

The Potato Company: 'What you want to find in the end is a practical potato with a simple user manual.'

October 28, 2019
Jos Bus, The Potato Company, Emmeloord: 'What you want to find in the end is a practical potato with a simple user manual.'
Robert Graveland, HZPC research, Metslawier: 'Marker-assisted classical potato breeding is going to change a lot in the range of varieties over the coming ten to fifteen years.'

HZPC research: 'Marker-assisted classical potato breeding is going to change a lot in the range of varieties over the coming ten to fifteen years.'

October 26, 2019
Robert Graveland, HZPC research, Metslawier: ‘Marker-assisted classical breeding is going to change a lot in the range of varieties over the coming ten to fifteen years.’
IPM: 'We feel an obligation to produce varieties that can be grown in an environmentally friendly way.'

IPM: 'We feel an obligation to produce varieties that can be grown in an environmentally friendly way.'

October 26, 2019
Colm McDonnell, IPM, Deinum: ‘We feel an obligation to produce varieties that can be grown in an environmentally friendly way.’
Agrico Research: 'As soon as a French-fry manufacturer accepts a [potato] variety as a raw material, things move fast.'

Agrico Research: 'As soon as a French-fry manufacturer accepts a potato variety as a raw material, things move fast.'

October 26, 2019
Sjefke Allefs, Agrico Research, Bant: 'As soon as a French-fry manufacturer accepts a variety as a raw material, things move fast.'
Stet Holland: 'The point is to achieve significant improvements and not to have more of the same.'

Stet Holland: 'The point is to achieve significant improvements and not to have more of the same.'

October 26, 2019
Jaap Brondijk, Stet Holland, Emmeloord: ’The point is to achieve significant improvements and not to have more of the same.’
Den Hartigh: 'For growers, it's important to offer harvest and quality assurance.'

Den Hartigh: 'For growers, it's important to offer harvest and quality assurance.'

October 26, 2019
Jacob Eising, Den Hartigh, Emmeloord: 'For growers, it's important to offer harvest and quality assurance.'
GPS Potato Breeders: ‘As Scottish growers, we focus mainly on the home market.’

GPS Potato Breeders: 'As Scottish growers, we focus mainly on the home market.'

October 26, 2019
David Murdie, Potato Manager at GPS Potato Breeders, Angus: ‘As Scottish growers, we focus mainly on the home market.’
The FC5 potato variety is grown exclusively for PepsiCo's popular Lay's potato chips.

PepsiCo India withdraws lawsuit against Gujarat potato farmers

May 03, 2019
After discussions with the government, the Pepsico India has agreed to withdraw the cases against the potato farmers. In April Pepsico sued four farmers for cultivating a potato variety - FC5 - grown exclusively for its popular Lay's potato chips.

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