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Agriculture company Vandamme opts for a quality boost with new cooling

Agriculture company Vandamme opts for a quality boost with new cooling

April 15, 2021
According to Vandamme, mechanical cooling is an excellent basis for long-term storage of potatoes without loss of quality. In addition, cooling, in combination with 1,4SIGHT, is a suitable alternative to chlorpropham as a sprout inhibitor.
The EU clarifies the application of the LMR of sprout inhibitor CIPC in potato

The EU clarifies the application of the LMR of sprout inhibitor CIPC in potato

March 08, 2021
Good news for the potato sector: the European Commission has recently formally set the value of 0.4 ppm as the temporary maximum residual limit (LMRt) in potato (products).
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North-Western European Potato Growers (NEPG): Potato acreage should decrease by a minimum of 15%

November 03, 2020
The NEPG (North-Western European Potato Growers) estimates that the total harvest will be 27.9 million tons this season if all potatoes in the ground will be indeed harvested. The harvest is later than usual with all the risks involved.
Romain Cools: 2020 could well become the toughest NW European potato season in 50 years

2020 could become the toughest NW European potato season in 50 years

September 21, 2020
Last week, the North-western European Potato Growers (NEPG) association announced their harvest estimate for the 2020/2021 season.
NEPG define la campaña de patata 2020/2021 como un desafío para los cultivadores

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...
Belpotato.be: Interbranch organization takes off in Belgium

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

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.
Potato acreage in North-western Europe to grow between 1 and 2 percent, NEPG estimates

Potato acreage in North-western Europe to grow between 1 and 2 percent, NEPG estimates

April 24, 2019
The NEPG (North-Western European Potato Growers) have estimated that the upcoming area for
consumption potatoes in 2019 will increase between 1 and 2 % towards almost 604.000 ha in the 5
main production countries.
Not enough support for European ban on potato sprout inhibitor Chlorpropham (CIPC)

Not enough support for European ban on potato sprout inhibitor Chlorpropham (CIPC)

February 25, 2019
Last Friday, the European Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed, mostly referred to as ScoPAFF voted an a proposal to ban Chlorpropham (or CIPC), widely used in the potato industry as sprout inhibitor during potato storage.

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