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Europatat Conference on plant health and potato trade was, well... GREAT!
Last week on 15 & 16 June, the Europatat Congress 2017 took place. Feedback on the congress and side events has been extremely positive.
Potato Cyst Nematodes threaten crop in Kenya
A survey done in 20 counties in Kenya released earlier this month, shows that Potato Cyst Nematode infestation has reached 80 to 100 per cent in some of the potato growing areas.
HZPC´s uitbetalingsprijs overstijgt verwachtingen
HZPC Holland bv heeft de definitieve uitbetalingsprijs voor zijn Nederlandse pootaardappel-pool over Oogst 2016 vastgesteld op € 34,40 per 100 kilo.
Quebec eyes seed potato export to Latin America and Caribbean
A couple of seed potato companies from Quebec, together with the Centre de Recherche Les Buissons (CRLB) have started an initiative to export high quality seed potatoes to Latin America and the Caribbean.
Potato growers Jalandhar threaten action if Indian government doesn't step in
With their product rotting, potato growers in Indian East Punjab are suffering huge losses and Jalandhar Potato Growers Association (JPGA) has demanded urgent export of potatoes to Pakistan and availability of express rail rakes for transporting their produce to southern states.
Zimbabwe potato processor looking to import as the country runs out of potatoes
Zimbabwe has run out of potatoes for making potato chips, prompting potato chips manufacturer Hanawa Super Foods to request an import permit to buy potatoes from South Africa from the Industry and Commerce ministry.
The National Potato Council (NPC) applauds today's official US kick-off to renegotiate NAFTA
The National Potato Council (NPC) applauded the Trump Administration’s announcement today to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
Great Britain potato stocks at similar level as last year.
Great Britain grower-held potato stock levels at the end of March 2017 were at 1Mt, around the same volume as the end-March 2016 and 300Kt less than the end-March 2015 according to an AHDB estimate.