News on True Potato Seed (TPS)

Seedlings of Agris in the square
November 26, 2023

Solynta is planning to introduce Hybrid True Potato Seeds to Central Europe in partnership with Agris.

After several meetings and visits to each other, a powerful collaboration has emerged. The Hybrid True Potato Seeds from Solynta and the plant raising facilities and skills from Agris are turning out to be a golden combination.
AvaGrow successfully demonstrates that the quality of Hybrid True Potato Seed (HTPS) starting material makes all the difference in Namibia
October 13, 2023

The quality of Hybrid True Potato Seed (HTPS) starting material makes all the difference in Namibia

Potato farming in Namibia is an important occupation for the country’s food security and economic development.
Solynta's harvesting season is in full swing!
September 28, 2023

Potato harvesting of the test plots of Solynta in full swing!

Here is a sneak peek into one of the many test fields Solynta is currently harvesting. They will be assessing the quality of the tubers, tuber size, dry matter composition, taste, robustness and many other important traits per variety.
Solynta's Latest Hybrid Potato Variety Shows Remarkable Late Bligh Resistance in Field Trial
August 22, 2023

Solynta's Latest Hybrid Potato Variety Shows Remarkable Late Bligh Resistance in Field Trial

Solynta'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 and PepsiCo Partner to Bring Hybrid Potato Seeds to Ethiopian Farmers
March 02, 2023

Solynta and PepsiCo Partner to Bring Hybrid Potato Seeds to Ethiopian Farmers

Solynta and PepsiCo’s Ethiopia-based Foods Unit, Senselet Food Processing PLC (Senselet), have launched a project to introduce hybrid true potato seeds (HTPS) to Ethiopia.
Joost van Regteren joins Solynta as Chief Commercial Officer
November 05, 2022

Joost van Regteren joins Solynta as Chief Commercial Officer

In this new position, Joost will be responsible for the downstream part of Solynta, leading product management, commercial and go to market strategies.
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Solynta and Regenz partner to bring hybrid potatoes to South Africa
November 01, 2022

Solynta and Regenz partner to bring hybrid potato seed to South Africa

South African seed potato producer RegenZ and European hybrid potato seed innovator Solynta announced a partnership to bring hybrid true potatoes to the South African farming community.
Potato genomes under the microscope.
September 15, 2022

Potato genomes under the microscope

The DNA in humans and gorillas is about 95% identical. This percentage is much lower between potato varieties. This might sound like a fun fact to remember for a pub quiz, but for Remco Ursem and Stan Oome, it is a premise that carries a serious challenge.
Solynta and Incotec announce partnership to optimize performance of hybrid true potato seeds
May 16, 2022

Solynta and Incotec partner to optimize performance of hybrid true potato seed (TPS)

Hybrid potato innovator Solynta and seed enhancement company Incotec announced at the International Seed Federation (ISF) congress they have entered a collaboration agreement.
PepsiCo scraps Scottish seed potato exports to Russia
March 27, 2022

PepsiCo scraps Scottish seed potato exports to Russia

A deal to export 2,000t of Scottish seed potatoes to Russia has been scrapped by PepsiCo following criticism of the arrangement. The food and drinks company said "a couple of lorries" had already left Scottish farms this week, but following discussion with growers, the decision had been made to stop future shipments.
World Potato Congress Inc. Webinar - 'Little Potatoes and TPS: Good Things Come in Small Packages' with Joel VanderSchaaf.
December 05, 2021

World Potato Congress Inc. Webinar - 'Little Potatoes and TPS: Good Things Come in Small Packages' with Joel VanderSchaaf

The World Potato Congress is delighted to announce its December 2021 webinar featuring Joel VanderSchaaf, General Manager, Tuberosum Technologies Inc. on December 14, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Standard time (USA/Canada).
Solynta’s innovation of hybrid potatoes makes it possible to distribute new potato varieties from clean disease-free true potato seed (TPS) instead of bulky and diseased seed tubers.
July 23, 2021

Hybrid Potato Breeding Company Solynta raises EUR 21 million (USD 22.8 million) in series C funding

Hybrid Potato Breeding Company Solynta, based in Wageningen, the Netherlands, closed its Series C funding round raising EUR 21 million (USD 22.8 million) from a consortium of investors. The funding will be used to accelerate Solynta’s ambition to unlock the full potential of potatoes
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Chinese scientists ’reinvent’ potatoes to solve global food crisis
July 14, 2021

Chinese scientists ’reinvent’ potatoes to solve global food crisis

Chinese scientists have 'fixed' hybrid potatoes using genome editing technologies, simplifying the breeding process and allowing multiplication using True Potato Seed (TPS).
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July 06, 2021

Researchers Identify Gene for Self-Compatibility in Potato

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Producción local de semillas puede disminuir los gastos de importación
February 08, 2021

República Dominicana: Producción local de semillas puede disminuir los gastos de importación

La investigación y el análisis genético de plantas y semillas está en vías de convertirse en una opción a gran escala para mejorar la calidad de las plantaciones agrícolas y el ahorro de divisas tanto para los productores como para el Estado dominicano.
First True Potato Seed (TPS) Trial of Solynta and Solidaridad in Mozambique Shows Great Potential
October 16, 2020

First True Potato Seed (TPS) Trial of Solynta and Solidaridad in Mozambique Shows Great Potential

A first pilot using True Potato Seed (TPS) in Angonia District, Tete province in Mozambique, conducted by Solidaridad and Solynta shows great potential to drastically improve and innovate potato production in Mozambique.
Pilot project could make growing potatoes cheaper, more accessible in the North
September 23, 2020

Pilot project could make growing potatoes cheaper, more accessible in the North

Northern Farm Training Institute will test a range of potato varieties to see which do best in Northern Canada. This pilot project could approved earlier this month could improve food security.
Wolrld Potato Congress Webinar: What's all this talk about Hybrid breeding and Hybrid True Potato Seeds (HTPS) revolutionizing the potato industry?
January 31, 2020

World Potato Congress Webinar: What's all this talk about Hybrid breeding and Hybrid True Potato Seeds (HTPS) revolutionizing the potato industry?

The World Potato Congress (WPC) is extremely pleased to be offering this second webinar in its 2020 series featuring Mr. Hein Kruyt, CEO of Solynta.

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