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No Liberibacter (zebra chip pathogen) found in potato psyillids in Western Australia
In Western Australia, a surveillance program to assess if the last year detected tomato potato psyllid (TPP) carries the zebrachip disease pathogen (CLso), did not identify a single case of the pest - with over 10.000 psyllids tested.
European potato sector concludes successful Europatat Congress
Europatat Congress 2018 was attended by over 90 participants from 21 countries and received very positive feedback, in particular regarding the high quality of the speakers and their refreshing and inspiring messages.
Fokeon Gaia: a new Greek Potato and Onion brand launches this year
After supplying potatoes for processing for 20 years, Yiannis Stavrou said that his company started to think about entering into the table potato market. From this, a new fresh potato and onion brand was born: Fokeon Gaia
Two German Potato Packers fined ‎€13.2 million for price fixing
Two potato packaging companies in Germany have been fined a total of ‎€ 13.2 million (USD 15.8 million) for price fixing related to their supplies to the Metro Supermarket group.
Sri Lanka increases import taxes of potatoes as local prices drop.
Sri Lanka's Ministry of Finance has announced that the special commodity levy on imported big onions and potatoes had been increased with effect from midnight Wednesday, May 2nd.
Potato Association Europatat welcomes Gilles Fontaine as new President
The European Potato Trade Association Europatat elected a new board yesterday. Gilles Fontaine was appointed President for the next three-years
Arizona Red Potatoes available from May 10th from Pinto Creek
Potandon Produce L.L.C., the exclusive marketing agent for Pinto Creek Co., LLC in Eloy, Arizona, has announced that its fresh potato season will begin on Thursday, May 10th, 2018.
USDA looking for nominees for the National Potato Promotion Board
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking nominees to fill 56 producer and two importer member seats on the National Potato Promotion Board.