News on Potato Varieties and Seed from the Netherlands

Royal HZPC group building
May 07, 2024

Potato breeding company Royal HZPC Group expects similar financial result for the current year

Potato breeding company Royal HZPC Group expects to achieve a similar result for the financial year 2023 / 2024 (July - June) as in the previous financial year. With an expected increase in financial turnover of 4%.
Strong increase in HZPC grower price
March 16, 2024

Strong increase in HZPC seed potato price

The forecasted price for seed potato growers of HZPC Holland for the 2023 harvest is EUR 50.70 (USD 50.20) per 100 kilos. This price is more than 35% higher than the price of the 2022 harvest.
Potato Glory Introduces the New Potato Variety: Sifra
March 09, 2024

Potato Glory Introduces the New Potato Variety: Sifra

Welcome to Potato Glory SPUDLight series! These vare HZPC's favourite potato varieties, and they can't wait to share them with you.
Q-Potato Holland Team
February 21, 2024

Small seed potato crop results in historically high prices

Seed potato acreage is shrinking in the Netherlands, Germany, and France.
Potato cooperative Agrico to acquire The Potato Company (TPC) to expand its acreage and sales channels
February 20, 2024

Potato cooperative Agrico to acquire The Potato Company (TPC) to expand its acreage and sales channels

Potato cooperative Agrico has announced that it intends to acquire the seed potato activities of The Potato Company (TPC).
Gerard Backx, CEO of Royal HZPC Group
February 19, 2024

Solid result Royal HZPC Group and announcement of change CEO

Potato breeding company Royal HZPC Group expects to achieve a similar result for the financial year 2023 / 2024 (July - June) as the year 2022 / 2023. 
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(LR) Jan van Hoogen, General Director and Adrie Vermeulen previous Chairman of Agrico
December 19, 2023

Jan van Hoogen hands over the baton to Mark Zuidhof as potato cooperative Agrico passes EUR 400 million in sales

Last week Agrico held its annual central members’ meeting, during which the financial statements of 2022/2023 were explained and the members looked ahead to the new harvest year.
Sostenibilidad: la nueva vanguardia entre los obtentores de variedades como HZPC
December 11, 2023

Sostenibilidad: la nueva vanguardia entre los obtentores de variedades como HZPC

La sostenibilidad de las variedades de papa es el nuevo horizonte para los obtentores como HZPC.
Seedlings of Agris in the square
November 26, 2023

Solynta is planning to introduce Hybrid True Potato Seeds to Central Europe in partnership with Agris.

After several meetings and visits to each other, a powerful collaboration has emerged. The Hybrid True Potato Seeds from Solynta and the plant raising facilities and skills from Agris are turning out to be a golden combination.
Agrico Potato Varieties Seedlings Show
November 16, 2023

50 years of Agrico: with heart and soil committed to the next generation

On 9 and 10 November, potato company Agrico held its annual Variety and Seedling Show at Agrico Research in Bant. This year was dedicated to its 50th anniversary.
 HZPC Research, Roptawei 4, Metslawier
November 08, 2023

HZPC celebrates Potato Days

The Dutch company that has carried the seal of the crown since 2023 and has been renamed HZPC Royal Group, will receive clients, partners and friends for an event that will be held for the first time at the Metslawier station.
October 18, 2023

Royal HZPC Group's growth and stability in financial year 2022/2023

For financial year 2022/2023, potato breeder Royal HZPC Group B.V. reports substantial growth in sales. Gerard Backx, CEO Royal HZPC Group B.V., underlines that the important growth in volume, is mainly in Asia and America.
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September 28, 2023

Potato harvesting of the test plots of Solynta in full swing!

Here is a sneak peek into one of the many test fields Solynta is currently harvesting. They will be assessing the quality of the tubers, tuber size, dry matter composition, taste, robustness and many other important traits per variety.
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September 27, 2023

Agrico acquires seed potato activities Royal ZAP

Agrico acquires Royal ZAP’s seed potato activities. By means of this acquisition, Agrico has taken a step towards expanding its acreage, in order to meet demand.
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September 18, 2023

Cybercrime hits potato company Royal HZPC Group hard

On 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.
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September 15, 2023

Peter Poortinga appointed as CEO of hybrid potato company Solynta

Dutch innovative hybrid potato breeder Solynta announced that Peter Poortinga will join the company as Chief Executive Officer as per September 15.
Solynta's Latest Hybrid Potato Variety Shows Remarkable Late Bligh Resistance in Field Trial
August 22, 2023

Solynta's Latest Hybrid Potato Variety Shows Remarkable Late Bligh Resistance in Field Trial

Solynta's potato variety was the only one to survive the high late blight pressure in the field among three other commercial varieties planted alongside.
Potato Next, The Dutch Potato Cooperation
August 10, 2023

PotatoNext is the name of the new Agrico, Nedato and Leo de Kock cooperative focused on table potatoes

Agrico, 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.

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