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Seed potato body to rise from ashes of AHDB

Seed potato body to rise from ashes of AHDB

March 29, 2022
A meeting of Scottish seed potato growers in Forfar this week has agreed to set up a co-op to represent the sector. The new body, which is as yet unnamed, aims to deliver four outcomes for the seed potato sector
PepsiCo scraps Scottish seed potato exports to Russia

PepsiCo scraps Scottish seed potato exports to Russia

March 27, 2022
A deal to export 2,000t of Scottish seed potatoes to Russia has been scrapped by PepsiCo following criticism of the arrangement. The food and drinks company said "a couple of lorries" had already left Scottish farms this week, but following discussion with growers, the decision had been made to stop future shipments.
War in Europe: NEPG notes rising production costs, continued global need for potato products

War in Europe: NEPG notes rising production costs, continued global need for potato products

March 27, 2022
Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, potato markets have been somewhat resistant with uncertainty expected for the coming recent weeks, North-Western European Potato Growers (NEPG) says in a news release.
N-Drip’s gravity-powered micro-irrigation system applied for potato cultivation (Courtesy: N-Drip)

PepsiCo and N-Drip partner to provide water-saving, crop-enhancing benefits to farmers around the world

March 20, 2022
Around the world, a countless number of farmers make use of flood or trench, irrigation to bring water to their crops, which floods the field at regular intervals, losing up to 70 percent of the water used.
Grimme UK Rowshow2022 to showcase the latest GL 420 exacta

Grimme UK Rowshow2022 to showcase the latest GL 420 exacta

March 18, 2022
Grimme UK is taking to the road next month to showcase its latest version of the GL 420 Exacta potato planter, which now offers four-row planting in 90cm row widths with true one-pass combination planting.
Grote Company Announces New Facility in The Netherlands

Grote Company Announces New Facility in The Netherlands

March 18, 2022
Grote Company, a manufacturer of reliable, top-quality food slicing and assembly equipment, announced that it has opened a new facility in The Netherlands to better serve EU (European Union) customers. The facility features a parts warehouse and service center.
Algeria will again import potatoes

Algeria will again import potatoes

March 18, 2022
After several years of self-sufficiency, Algeria will start importing potatoes again. The reason is that the prices of this basic product have soared on the market, in some areas exceeding 140 dinars (about USD 0.096) per kilogram.
They thought they had the world's largest potato. But it was no potato at all

World's largest potato? No, not a potato at all!

March 17, 2022
When is a potato not a potato? When it's a tuber of a gourd, according to Guinness World Records. A New Zealand couple who believed they had dug up the world's largest potato in the garden of their small farm near Hamilton
Europatat calls on the European Parliament for an urgent solution in restoring normal EU-GB trade in seed potatoes

Europatat calls on the European Parliament for an urgent solution in restoring normal EU-GB trade in seed potatoes

March 17, 2022
The European Parliament’s Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development held an "Exchange of views on the disruption in the EU-GB trade in seed potatoes" to which Europatat was invited to speak.
Agrico starts construction of a mini tuber storage facility

Seed potato company Agrico starts construction of its own mini tuber storage facility

March 15, 2022
By constructing its own mini tuber storage facility, seed potato company Agrico is taking the next step in its professionalization. Agrico currently rents a separate area from an affiliated grower for its mini tubers.

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