Potato harvest North-western Europe will depend more on production per ha than reduction in planted area
七月 18, 2021
The total potato area within the NEPG zone (EU-04) has been reduced by 4,7%. Potato area in EU-04 declines from 522.300 ha to 497.700 ha (-24.600 ha). There was a decrease in all countries, but most in Belgium and the Netherlands.
ADAPT project: farmer’s survey’s points out climate change as the biggest threat to potato production in Europe
七月 15, 2021
Europatat is part of an international consortium involved in the research project ADAPT (“Accelerated Development of multiple-stress tolerAnt PoTato”), which aims at developing new strategies to make potatoes fit for the challenging growth conditions of the future.
Mathijs Peters New President of The European Snacks Association
七月 01, 2021
Mathijs Peters, responsible for EU Corporate Affairs at PepsiCo was elected President of the European Snacks Association asbl (ESA) for a two-year term. He succeeds Dr. Rolf Nilges, Intersnack’s Director of Research & Development and External Affairs.
Belgian retail Chain Colruyt evaluates hyperspectral imaging to detect bruising in unpeeled potatoes
六月 12, 2021
It's easy to see a bruise on a person. Not so, on a potato. The bruises are under the product's skin and so not easily detected during processing. Science, however, has found a solution that gives the Belgian Colruyt Group a peek under potatoes' skins.
Dewulf and Agrointelli jointly explore autonomous potato planting
四月 26, 2021
Dewulf and Agrointelli have announced that they will be working together to explore the benefits of using autonomous machines in potato cultivation. A first project will see the combination of the autonomous Robotti platform with a 4-row Miedema CP 42 cup planter.