News on Potato Varieties and Seed from Europe
Challenging 2023 Season for European Seed Potatoes
September 21, 2023The European seed potato industry has a long history of producing and supplying high-quality planting material to European and overseas growers.
Potato Europe 2023 attracts increasingly international crowd
September 19, 2023Potato Europe 2023, recently held in Tournai, Belgium, became more international than we saw in the past years. Visitors from all around the world visited the event to see the latest European potato technologies.
Cybercrime hits potato company Royal HZPC Group hard
September 18, 2023On Thursday, September 14, 2023, potato breeder Royal HZPC Group B.V. became a target of a form of cybercrime. A large amount of money was transferred to a bank account of criminals.
Seed potato export from Scotland to Northern Ireland to resume starting September 30
September 16, 2023Gordon MP Richard Thomson has welcomed confirmation from DEFRA that exports of seed potatoes from Scotland to Northern Ireland can restart from September 30, but has reacted with disbelief that the UK Government hasn’t raised the issue of exports to the EU since March.
Peter Poortinga appointed as CEO of hybrid potato company Solynta
September 15, 2023Dutch innovative hybrid potato breeder Solynta announced that Peter Poortinga will join the company as Chief Executive Officer as per September 15.
Average potato production in North-western-Europe threatened by quality issues
September 14, 2023The last 4 months was not easy going for the potato production in the NEPG region. But despite the difficult weather conditions, first yield estimates suggest a return to multi-year averages, with an estimated harvest of around 23 million tonnes of potatoes.
Princesa Amandine potatoes at Fruit Attraction in three stands and in three formats
September 13, 2023Princesa Amandine will participate in Fruit Attraction (from October 3 to 5 at IFEMA Madrid) and can be found at the stands of three of its partners, Udapa (10G06, hall 10), Ibérica de Patatas (5E06, hall 5) and Campotec (8C08, stand Portugal Fresh 2023).
Seed potato supplier Europlant expands market presence in the Mediterranean region
August 27, 2023Seed potato supplier Europlant Pflanzenzucht GmbH establishes a subsidiary in Spain to expand its market presence in the Mediterranean. Going forward, Europlant Espana Semillas S.L. will be responsible for the distribution of the modern and high-performance potato varieties in Spain.
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.
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.