News on Potato Varieties and Seed
Feeding America: Introducing the Next Generation Potato Farmers
September 16, 2023A new generation of potato farmers uses cutting-edge instruments and methods to progress farms and preserve the soil for future generations all over the United States, often in unexpected areas.
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).
Mapping genetic variation of the potato: McGill researchers create super pangenome
August 29, 2023Scientists have assembled the genome sequences of nearly 300 varieties of potatoes and its wild relatives to develop more nutritious, disease-free, and weather-proof crop.
Simplot to acquire Agronico, Tasmania’s largest seed potato producer
August 27, 2023Agronico, Tasmania’s largest seed potato producer, has entered into an agreement for Simplot to acquire the business and property assets of Agronico.
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.
United States Potato Exports Reach Record Value and Volume July 2022 – June 2023
August 26, 2023United States potato exports reached record value and volume in the 12-month period from July 2022 – June 2023. Export values increased 19.05% to USD 2.2 billion, and export volume increased 3.85% to 3.3 million metric tons (fresh weight equivalent).
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.