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MP renews call for deal to get Scottish seed potato exports back.

MP renews call for deal to get Scottish seed potato exports back

July 27, 2022
Gordon MP Richard Thomson has again called on the UK Government to get a deal in place that would see the resumption of exports of Scottish seed potatoes to the EU and Northern Ireland.
Heatwave to push up price of chips (French Fries), say UK potato farmers

Heatwave to push up price of chips (French Fries), say UK potato farmers

July 22, 2022
In the United Kingdom the price of French fries (UK: chips) is set to increase after recent high temperatures ravaged crops, potato growers have warned. Farmers said the heatwave had added to pressures caused by rising costs linked to the war in Ukraine.
Multiple high-quality genomes assembled from 24 wild and 20 cultivated potato varieties

Multiple high-quality genomes assembled from 24 wild and 20 cultivated potato varieties

June 18, 2022
An international research team featuring the James Hutton Institute has shed further light on the evolution and biology of potatoes as a genetically complex global food crop.
Joint industry project in the United Kingdom to tackle wireworm damage

Joint industry project in the United Kingdom to tackle wireworm damage

June 15, 2022
Following an upward trend in wireworm damage in root vegetable and cereal crops throughout the UK, industry leaders have joined forces to co-fund a Fera-led R&D project to find an end-to-end solution
Grimme UK and Haith reveal their vision for optical sorting.

Grimme UK and Haith reveal their vision for optical sorting

June 08, 2022
Grimme UK and Haith Group have revealed their latest major joint project - an innovative mobile optical sorter. Designed to automate the removal of stone, clod and foreign debris from potatoes.
Danish Potato Farmers Tour Angus.

Danish Potato Farmers Tour Angus

June 05, 2022
Members of a Danish farmers co-operative experienced a packed 3-day tour of the Angus potato industry recently.
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North Yorkshire potato grower Tim Rooke has been elected chair of the NFU Potato Forum.

Tim Rooke has been elected chair of the NFU Potato Forum

May 15, 2022
Tim Rooke has been elected chair of the NFU Potato Forum. Tim, who farms 240 hectares of potatoes, was previously vice chair of the Forum and succeeds outgoing chair Alex Godfrey.
New Logo and Corporate Identity For Farm Electronics.

New Logo and Corporate Identity For Farm Electronics

April 29, 2022
It’s now six years since Farm Electronics became a subsidiary of the Dutch Tolsma Grisnich Group. Both Tolsma Grisnich and Farm Electronics brands have their 'specific' UK or European potato.
Edison releases a global biopesticides market report – Feeding the World: Biological Products for Sustainable Crop Protection

RNA interference-based biopesticides market research report published

April 29, 2022
Edison Investment Research, a London-based investment research and advisory company releases a report on RNA interference-based biopesticides: Feeding the World: Biological Products for Sustainable Crop Protection
Save energy costs in potato storage with a CO2 extractor

Save energy costs in potato storage with a CO2 extractor

April 09, 2022
The skyrocketing energy prices in 2022 are a huge challenge for potato growers. After all, ensuring good storage conditions in storage areas with the aid of fans and cooling installations costs a lot of electricity.

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