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Tractor harvesting potatoes

McCain Foods launches new subsidiary, Presia Ag Insights, focused on potato yield forecasting, harvest time optimization and enhancement of on-farm sustainability practices

November 30, 2023
McCain Foods has announced the launch of Presia Ag Insights ("Presia").
Rob Sears hopes his bioengineered potato radiation sensors will open the door to future innovations in organic technology. Image courtesy UTIA.

UTIA PhD Student Bioengineers Potato Plant to Detect Gamma Radiation

November 29, 2023
PhD student Rob Sears engineered the potato plant, also known as a phytosensor, to indicate high radiation levels through changing leaf fluorescence.
Cultivos de papa dañados por la intensa granizada en Cocapata

Bolivia: catastróficas granizadas afectan cultivos y familias

November 29, 2023
Dos grandes granizadas afectan los cultivos de papa en varias regiones de Bolivia.
Potato field

Potato growers can use AI to monitor and predict potato nutrition in real time

November 28, 2023
Potatoes are the premier vegetable crop in Canada, with CAD 1.5 billion nationwide in potato receipts in 2021. The agricultural significance of potatoes is particularly prominent in provinces like New Brunswick, the home of McCain Foods Limited, the world’s largest potato processor.
Red Potatoes

La papa en el mundo sobre el cierre del año

November 27, 2023
Una foto del mercado global de la papa de cara a circunstancias climáticas adversas en el hemisferio norte.
Harvesting potatoes under wet conditions with a self-propelled Dewulf harvester

Excessive rain delays potato harvest in North-western Europe, creating new uncertainties about the total production

November 27, 2023
Due to abundant rainfall, a lot of potatoes in North-western Europe (Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and France) have not yet been harvested. The lifting period was too short to get the potatoes to the stores in good conditions.
HCİP210 potato variety

HZPC and CIP develop an early-maturing potato variety suitable for Vietnam: HCIP210

November 27, 2023
Vietnam has just welcomed a new potato variety HCIP210 developed through a public-private partnership.
PepsiCo's PAO Accelerator

PepsiCo Announces Agriculture Accelerator Projects to Support Farmer Livelihoods, Scale Sustainable Innovation and Accelerate Regenerative Agriculture Across the Globe

November 27, 2023
PepsiCo recently announced the third year of its global agriculture program, the Positive Agriculture Outcomes (PAO) Accelerator, by backing eight new innovation projects across nine countries.
Peter VanderZaag, President and CEO of WPC.

World Potato Congress Webinar: Fostering Potato Partnerships for Food Security

November 26, 2023
World Potato Congress Inc. is pleased to present the Webinar: "Declaration of Dublin and the World Potato Congress, Fostering Potato Partnerships for Food Security"
PepsiCo sets goals to further reduce sodium and deliver more diverse ingredients in convenient foods portfolio

PepsiCo sets goals to further reduce sodium and deliver more diverse ingredients in convenient foods portfolio

November 26, 2023
PepsiCo, Inc. unveiled new nutrition goals under its strategic transformation, PepsiCo Positive (pep+). The objectives focus on reducing sodium and enhancing nutritional value in consumer-preferred foods.


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