News on The Potato Supply Chain
Solynta's Latest Hybrid Potato Variety Shows Remarkable Late Bligh Resistance in Field Trial
August 22, 2023Solynta's potato variety was the only one to survive the high late blight pressure in the field among three other commercial varieties planted alongside.
From ocean to potato fields: Seaweed biostimulant Algifol to make waves at British Potato Show
August 16, 2023A biostimulant brand that is increasingly popular with potato growers will make its debut at this year’s British Potato show in Harrogate. Algifol, which is a seaweed-based biostimulant, will be on stand 123A in Hall 1 at the November event.
World Potato Congress Receives Invitation to Deliver Address During the 43rd Session of the FAO Conference in Rome
August 16, 2023Earlier in July, the World Potato Congress was honored to receive an invitation to deliver an address during the 43rd session of the FAO Conference in Rome, Italy.
Trimble Agriculture Cloud introduces expanded API, creating an open environment benefiting farmers and their partners
August 10, 2023Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced the release of its flexible API for the Trimble Agriculture Cloud, an industry cloud that streamlines farming operations.
Increasing demand for potatoes from Kurdistan in Gulf countries
August 10, 2023Following a satisfactory experience with exporting potatoes to the United Arab Emirates in recent weeks, several other Gulf states are now lining up to buy the starchy vegetable produced from the farms of the Kurdistan Region
PotatoNext is the name of the new Agrico, Nedato and Leo de Kock cooperative focused on table potatoes
August 10, 2023Agrico, Nedato and Leo de Kock announced the name of the new, independent cooperative of common consumption potatoes: PotatoNext. This joint cooperative marks an important milestone in the potato industry and will be the result of a close collaboration between the three renowned companies.
Kenya leads Eastern Africa with release of climate-adaptive and nutritious purple-fleshed sweet potato variety
August 09, 2023The International Potato Center (CIP) has collaborated with Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) to release the KC Sweet Purple variety of sweet potato in an effort to tackle ongoing climate challenges facing farmers in Kenya.
How Asia’s top potato chip maker Calbee dealt with a huge supply shortage
August 08, 2023What happens when Asia’s biggest potato chip maker runs out of potatoes? Japanese snack brand Calbee had to learn the hard way.
United States Potato Retail Sales See Double-Digit Increases July 2022 – June 2023
August 06, 2023United States retail dollar sales of potatoes increased 16.8% July 2022 – June 2023, which closed with a strong quarter (April – June 2023) that saw retail dollar sales growth of 14.5% compared to the same period last year.
Alsum Farms Begins Wisconsin Yellow Potato Harvest
August 03, 2023Wisconsin yellow potato harvest is underway at Alsum Farms in Arena, Wis. with the first potato loads being washed, graded and packed for fresh market delivery to distribution centers and retail grocers the first full week of August.