News on The Potato Supply Chain from Oceania

Global Potato Industry Award winners announced at the 12th World Potato Congress in Adelaide, Australia
June 27, 2024

Nine Potato Industry Award Winners honoured at World Potato Congress in Adelaide, Australia

Nine Global Potato Industry Award Winners were honoured at the 12th World Potato Congress in Adelaide, Australia.
Gdansk, Poland is the location where World Potato Congress 2026 will be held
June 05, 2024

World Potato Congress announces Host Countries for the 2026 and 2028 Events

As the world shares its stories of celebration around the first International Day of Potato, and as WPC sets their sights on the 12th World Potato Congress to be held in Adelaide, Australia, the World Potato Congress has announced the locations of the 13th and 14th World Potato Congress events. 
Leith Forrest, Congress MC at World Potato Congress 2024
May 21, 2024

World Potato Congress Announces Dr. Anika Molesworth as WPC24 Ambassador and Leith Forrest as Congress MC

World Potato Congress has announced the appointment of Dr. Anika Molesworth as a Congress Ambassador and Leith Forrest as the Congress MC of the World Potato Congress to be held in Adelaide from June 23rd to 26th, 2024.
May Kickoff: World Potato Congress 2024 Unveils New Sponsors and Speakers!
May 05, 2024

World Potato Congress 2024 Unveils New Sponsors and Speakers!

The countdown to the World Potato Congress 2024 has begun and the excitement is building. The team is working hard behind the scenes to ensure the 2024 Congress is one to remember, with a number of exciting announcements.
Elders Ltd announced as a Platinum Sponsor for the 12th World Potato Congress in Adelaide
April 18, 2024

Elders Ltd announced as a Platinum Sponsor for the 12th World Potato Congress in Adelaide

Agricultural services company Elders Ltd has proudly announced its partnership as the major sponsor for the upcoming World Potato Congress, scheduled to be held from June 23rd to June 26th, 2024, in Adelaide, Australia.
Don't Miss Out: Extended Deadline for Abstract Submissions to 12th World Potato Congress!
April 02, 2024

Don't Miss Out: Extended Deadline for Abstract Submissions to 12th World Potato Congress!

Great news for those who are yet to register and/or submit their abstracts.
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Potato stats from the Australian Horticulture Statistics Handbook 2022/23.( Courtesy: ABC Landline)
March 04, 2024

Australia's potato industry surpasses USD 635.5 million in production value for the first time

The production value of Australia's potato industry has surged past AUD 1 billion (USD 635.5 million) for the first time.
Applications for Sponsorship to attend World Potato Congress, Adelaide, Australia are now open.
February 19, 2024

Applications for Sponsorship to attend World Potato Congress, Adelaide, Australia are now open.

The World Potato Congress Inc, (WPC), is an organization committed to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Sustainability Goals, the objectives of which include improving food security and nutrition for all and to find new and better ways to promote sustainable agriculture. 
Kate Trufitt’s six month journey at the helm of Potatoes NZ
February 05, 2024

Kate Trufitt’s six month journey at the helm of Potatoes New Zealand

Six months into the Potatoes New Zealand chief executive role and Kate Trufitt has embraced the challenges and opportunities with enthusiasm.
12th World Potato Congress Adelaide, Australia  June 23-26, 2024
February 01, 2024

WPC calls for nominations: 12th World Potato Congress Adelaide, Australia June 23-26, 2024

Peter VanderZaag, President and Chairman of World Potato Congress Inc. (WPC) and the WPC Industry Awards Committee, are now requesting nominations for the 2024 World Potato Congress Industry Awards.
Scientists make groundbreaking discovery that could secure our food supply using technology
January 27, 2024

Groundbreaking discovery could slash carbon footprint of fertilizer

Scientists have developed a more planet-friendly way to produce fertilizer, which is an essential component of global food systems.
Robbie Davis announced as Ambassador to the World Potato Congress
January 23, 2024

Robbie Davis announced as Ambassador to the World Potato Congress 2024 in Adelaide

Potatoes Australia Ltd. is pleased to officially declare Ms. Robbie Davis as the Ambassador for the highly anticipated World Potato Congress 2024
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June 15, 2023

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HarvestEye - a sensor that measures tuber quality during harvest - is now available to potato growers in Australia. Elders was appointed as the exclusive reseller of the system in the country.
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June 13, 2023

What was behind Australia’s potato shortage? Wet weather and hard-to-control diseases

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Potatoes New Zealand meeting on the benefits of IPM: Big savings by reducing insecticide use.

By adopting integrated pest management (IPM) practices growers are not on their own, Australian entomologist, Dr Paul Horne, told Pukekohe potato growers at a Potatoes New Zealand research update breakfast meeting in late March.
Mitolo Family Farms enters into strategic partnership with Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
April 11, 2023

Canadian pension fund acquires majority stake in Mitolo Family Farms, Australia's largest potato supplier

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board, a Canadian pension fund, acquires the majority stake in Mitolo Family Farms, the largest potato grower and packer in Australia.

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