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At this time, with the transition from potatoes for storage to new potatoes, the sector's prospects are optimal.  (Courtesy: FreshPlaza)
At this time, with the transition from potatoes for storage to new potatoes, the sector's prospects are optimal.
Congress 2019 The timeless potato: A dynamic and innovative food. (Courtesy: Europatat)
The Europatat 2019 Congress, co-organised by the Norwegian Association of Fruit and Vegetable Wholesalers (NFGF) and Europatat, will take place in Oslo (Norway) from 12 to 14 June 2019. Under the slogan 'The timeless potato: A dynamic and innovative food'
Potato processing factory to be built at Ol Kalou
A potato and vegetable processing plant will be built soon in Ol Kalou town. The factory, a collaboration of the Department of Correctional Services and Nyandarua county government, will mitigate post-harvest losses ...
Since the humble precursor to modern potato first domesticated in Peru 10,000 years ago, the tuber has branched off into thousands of different varietals. (Courtesy: Cultivate Michigan)
Since the humble precursor to modern potato first domesticated in Peru 10,000 years ago, the tuber has branched off into thousands of different varieties.
The FC5 potato variety is grown exclusively for PepsiCo's popular Lay's potato chips.
After discussions with the government, the Pepsico India has agreed to withdraw the cases against the potato farmers. In April Pepsico sued four farmers for cultivating a potato variety - FC5 - grown exclusively for its popular Lay's potato chips.
Producers were reporting storage concerns this winter as they struggled with frost-damaged potatoes and extreme cold.
Manitoba’s potato sector is gearing up to supply an expanding industry but seed supplies will be tight after a tough harvest last season. A number of producers are planning capital upgrades to keep up with the rise in demand.
David Douches Ph.D. Professor, Director of MSU Potato Breeding and Genetics Program
David Douches, a professor in the Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences and director of the MSU Potato Breeding and Genetics Program, has been at the forefront of the potato’s transition as people get more adventurous with their eating habits.
British potato stock levels were down 13 per cent on the five-year average.
The latest estimates from the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) show British potato stock levels were down 13 per cent on the five-year average. However, comparable to other tight supply seasons, they were a little higher.