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NEPG: Slight rise in European potato acreage, uncertain outlook for markets
July 15, 2020
The North-Western European Potato Growers (NEPG) estimates that the area for consumption potatoes in North-Western Europe increased with 0,5% compared with last year and is estimated at 621,148 hectares.
Restrain sprout suppressor approved in Germany
July 09, 2020
The German Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL) has approved the ethylene-based sprout suppressor Restrain as a safe crop protection product with immediate effect. The approval applies to the treatment of potatoes (for both domestic consumption and starch production), onions, garlic, shallots, propagating material, and tomatoes.
Castilla y León: El sector de la patata asume el reto de una campaña llena de incógnitas.
May 25, 2020
Los posibles efectos del coronavirus en el mercado durante el segundo semestre del año y la prohibición de uso del CIPC en la fase de conservación, marcan una nueva campaña de patata repleta de interrogantes que pueden poner en riesgo la rentabilidad de un cultivo que requiere de elevadas inversiones por parte de agricultores, almacenistas y cooperativas.
NEPG: 'Potato season 2020/21 will be challenging'
February 24, 2020
Over the last years, the area for consumption potatoes has been increased with 6,5 % in the 5 leading potato countries. If there is an increase again this year, combined with an average yield the balance between demand and supply could lead to...
Aviko Potato starts to pay more for long storage
February 11, 2020
Aviko Potato starts to pay more for long storage. A potato grower who stores his potatoes until July and qualifies for all bonuses receives € 220,- per ton.
AHDB warns UK potato growers not to use CIPC at 2020 store loading
February 09, 2020
AHDB Potatoes warns potato growers in the United Kingdom not to use the sprout inhibitor CIPC on their 2020 potatoes, as it makes it impossible to sell them. In fact ALL European farmers should follow this advice!
Belpotato.be to become the single voice of the entire potato industry in Belgium
January 23, 2020
On January 20, the foundation deed of Belpotato.be was officially signed in Huldenberg. The composition of the Executive Board ensures that there are balances between growers, traders and processors, and between Dutch and French speakers.
Belgapom: Maximum effort required to remove CIPC from potato storage sheds
January 13, 2020
Entering a new era in potato storage: Belgapom has formulated its position on how to handle chlorpropham as of the 2020 harvest.
C. Meijer BV: 'There's a constant need for new potato varieties, also for French fries.'
October 29, 2019
Willem in 't Anker, C. Meijer BV, Rilland: 'There's a constant need for new potato varieties, also for French fries.'
Europlant Holland: 'We perceive a demand for robust, stress-resistant varieties with nematode resistance.'
October 28, 2019
Jörg Renatus, Europlant Holland, Heerenveen: 'We perceive a demand for robust, stress-resistant varieties with nematode resistance.'