New Zealand, Australia

PotatoLink: A new initiative to provide Australian potato growers with comprehensive information

The Australian potato industry has a new extension and communication project. As Ashley Walmsley reports for Queensland Country Life, the new PotatoLink initiative (including a website and accompanying magazine) aim to help growers improve quality, maintain yield and find efficiencies through best practice resources, targeted training, relevant field days and regular clear, comprehensive information.

To celebrate the project launch, preview issues of the new monthly magazine were handed out from the Applied Horticultural Research stand at Hort Connections. Some of the PotatoLink team members including Peter O’Brien, Gordon Rogers, Jenny Ekman and Pieter Van were also on hand to talk to growers.

The magazine will complement the other major PotatoLink resource, the website ( It offers free access to resources and publications, both new and historical.

PotatoLink is led by AHR with funding through Hort Innovation, using potato industry levies and contributions from the Australian Government.

Source: Queensland Country Life. Full story here
Photo: Two members of the PotatoLink team, Dr Jenny Ekman, Applied Horticultural Research and Peter O’Brien, national coordinator, PotatoLink.

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