World Potato Congress Webinar: 'Late Blight: 175 years of experience. What have we learned? An update.' by Albert Schirring
March 24, 2021
The World Potato Congress is very pleased to present its next webinar on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 with Albert Schirring, Strategy Lead Vegetables & Potato, Bayer AG.
Innovation in German food retail trade: Europlant launches the Lower Carb Potato
February 17, 2021
Potato is one of the most popular foods. For many consumers, however, it contains too many carbohydrates. Europlant adapts to the low-carb nutrition trend and is now offering two potato varieties with fewer carbohydrates.
Online potato shop An-Ja (Germany) helps consumers find the right potato
February 04, 2021
According to the two potato experts Andreas Heitsch and Jan Mennerich of the new online platform An-Ja, the key to success lies in differentiating potatoes. With their sophisticated 'potato finder', they enable consumers to easily and conveniently find exactly the right tuber for every dish.
Researchers find new way to protect plants from fungal infection
September 25, 2020
Widespread fungal disease in plants can be controlled with a commercially available chemical that has been primarily used in medicine until now. This discovery was made by scientists from Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) and the University of the State of Paraná in Brazil.
Aviko Rixona buys Pfanni instant potato plant in Stavenhagen as part of strategic partnership with Unilever
September 25, 2020
Today Aviko, one of Europe's largest manufacturers of fresh, frozen, dried and specialty potato products announces the acquisition of Unilever's factory in Stavenhagen, Germany by Aviko Rixona.
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.