Local mayor kicks off potato planting season for PotatoEurope 2021
April 19, 2021
On the third Thursday of April, the first potatoes for the PotatoEurope harvesting demonstrations were planted under ideal weather conditions. By pressing the start button, acting mayor of Noordoostpolder Jan Westmaas sent autonomous implement carrier Robotti on its way to plant the first potato.
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.
Milestone Machine Leaves Grimme UK’s recently opened Market Weighton Depot
April 08, 2021
While an official opening might not be possible, the team at GRIMME UK’s new £3m depot have still found a way to celebrate - supplying the 2000th GRIMME de-stoner to one of the country’s leading vegetable growers.
AHDB appoints Tim Rycroft as CEO
April 02, 2021
Tim, currently Chief Operating Officer of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), will take up his position at the Stoneleigh-based levy board on 31 August 2021, replacing Jane King. During the intervening period, the interim AHDB CEO will be Ken Boyns, AHDB Chief Finance, and Operations Officer.
Storing potatoes long-term: ambient (outside air) vs refrigeration
March 31, 2021
Storing potatoes long-term is challenging, especially so if you rely on ambient ventilation. In the UK it is seldom possible to hold crops at optimum temperature in ambient stores beyond early May. Can refrigeration help?
Patatas Meléndez aprueba un plan para asegurar la 'igualdad real y efectiva' de sus trabajadoras
March 29, 2021
Patatas Meléndez, la empresa vallisoletana líder en el sector de la patata fresca, pone en marcha el I Plan de Igualdad con el objetivo de alcanzar la equiparación real y efectiva entre hombres y mujeres en todos los niveles de la empresa.