Royal HZPC Group's growth and stability in financial year 2022/2023
October 18, 2023For 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.
Potatoes with the right antennas: Origin of novel broad resistance to late blight found in wild potato relatives
September 23, 2023All over the world, huge quantities of crop protection agents are sprayed to control potato blight (Phytophthora infestans). European researchers find out more on the ongoing battle between the plant and its invader.
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.
Solynta: Sowing a More Collaborative Seed Industry
June 27, 2023You may think of a seed as tiny and insignificant. Don’t be fooled: its impact on global agriculture is immense. The seed industry is constantly balancing innovation with bringing value to growers.
Potato Processor Lamb Weston opens a new Innovation Center in Bergen op Zoom, the Netherlands
June 12, 2023Lamb Weston EMEA opened its new Innovation Center in Bergen op Zoom, the Netherlands, on June 8, 2023 in the presence of employees, suppliers and the mayor of the city.
US Potato Prices Expected to Ease but Stay Elevated according to Rabobank Report
June 06, 2023The Rabobank report on the US Potato Industry anticipates good prices for the remainder of the 2022/23 marketing year, particularly as the year comes to an end before the new crop harvest begins.
Breakthrough in fight against devastating potato disease
April 25, 2023Potato is the third most important food crop in the world after rice and wheat in terms of human consumption. But potato world production is threatened by potato late blight
HZPC works with growers to future-proof seed potato cultivation
April 10, 2023Growers learn best from other growers. This has been proven by the future-proof seed potato cultivation project, an initiative to examine upcoming changes in potato cultivation with a group of growers.
Sustainable and yet highly productive agriculture
April 03, 2023The Netherlands is committed to developing a sustainable and highly productive food system, with less use of fertilisers, water and pesticides, and more biodiversity and crop diversity.
Peter Oldenkamp to succeed long-time Director Agrico Research Sjefke Allefs
March 11, 2023Potato coop Agrico announced that Peter Oldenkamp will become director of Agrico Research starting August 1, 2023. He succeeds Sjefke Allefs as director. Sjefke Allefs has worked at Agrico Research since 1990, in the position of director for the past 24 years.