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Canada: Ontario Potato Field Day coming up

Folks, Dr Eugenia Banks is reminding all that the popular Ontario Potato Field Day is coming up this August 22 – so do not miss out! More information if needed from Dr Eugenia Banks [email protected] You are unauthorized to view this page. Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

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Chinese and Scottish researchers establish collaborative links at Potatoes in Practice 2019

Chinese and Scottish researchers are to work together and explore joint solutions to potato breeding and to pests and diseases that cause major losses to farmers and industry across the world. A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the Institute of Vegetables and Flowers, part of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, and the James Hutton Institute, during Potatoes[Read More…]

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AHDB to host desiccation events after diquat ban

AHDB Potatoes in the UK is to host a range of events designed to help growers finetune their desiccation programmes following the loss of diquat. Sales of the widely used desiccant stopped on 31 July, with a use-up period ending on 4 February next year. The body said the ban on the broad-spectrum herbicide has had significant ramifications for multiple[Read More…]

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Harper Adams University to host international Symposium of Potato Cyst Nematode (PCN) Management

Harper Adams University is due to host its fifth Symposium of Potato Cyst Nematode (PCN) Management in September with speakers and attendees from across the globe. The event, which is held every five years, will be chaired by Dr Matthew Back, Reader in Nematology, and brings together experts and academics to share work relating to the biology, distribution and management[Read More…]

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Potatoes now worth one billion dollars to New Zealand economy

Chris Claridge, Potato New Zealand’s CEO, is pleased to see steady growth in potato volumes and values, writes Gemma Carroll, Communications & Engagement Officer at PNZ. “The latest figures in from 2018 indicate we’re holding our own in exports and the value domestically has gone up. It’s a good report. However we would like to lift our export market. The[Read More…]

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Fairfields Farm crisps come top for Taste in National Awards

Artisan crisp producer in the UK, Fairfields Farm, has picked up five awards in this year’s prestigious Great Taste Awards, known as the ‘Oscars’ of the food industry. The celebrated awards, which judge thousands of products on taste alone, are a cornerstone of the fine food industry and give producers a stamp of approval from some of the country’s most[Read More…]

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‘Potato Poland’ annual event to be held in August

The organizers of the annual Potato Poland event are pleased to announce that the venue for the next XXVIth Potato Poland has been selected. In 2019 the event will be organised in Nidzica during 23-25 August. The main co-organiser of the subsequent edition will be CN NIDZICA along with the Plant Breeding and Acclimatization Institute and Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development[Read[Read More…]

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Britain’s largest field-based potato event to be held in August

Potatoes in Practice is the largest field-based potato event in the UK. The event brings together variety demonstrations, research and trade exhibits in one place making it an essential date in the potato industry calendar. In the field, you’ll find commercial breeders showcasing the latest varieties, agronomists demonstrating what’s new in crop protection and researchers discussing their most recent findings,[Read[Read More…]

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Young British ‘spuds’ get back to their roots

Primary school children were invited onto a Perthshire potato farm to discover the backstory to the great British potato. Potato growers Bruce Farms opened their doors to primary school students this week to learn about all things potatoes. Children from three primary schools spent the day learning about machinery and technology used to farm potatoes, as well as nutrition, soils[Read[Read More…]

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Registration is Open for the 2019 National Potato Council Summer Meeting July 10-12 in Wisconsin Dells

 Registration is open for the National Potato Council (NPC) Summer Meeting July 10-12 in Wisconsin Dells at the Chula Vista Resort. The meeting is open to all potato growers and industry partners to discuss national potato industry policy priorities impacting potato farms. Attendees will hear from a dynamic group of speakers on climate change, a global perspective on farm and[Read[Read More…]

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South African potato community gathers for annual Congress in September

The South African potato community will gather in Cape Town for its annual Seed Growers Forum and general Congress in September of this year. Some of the presenters at the event will include world renowned potato personalities, including Dr Peter Vanderzaag, Dr Leah Tsror, Dr Daniel Caldiz and others – including well known South African potato role players. The prestigious[Read[Read More…]

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Leading Tasmanian seed potato company wants to raise profile as minituber producer at upcoming conference

Raising the profile of its minituber production capabilities will be one of the main aims for Tasmania’s leading seed potato and agronomy businesses at this month’s Hort Connections event in Melbourne, reports FreshPlaza. Agronico was one of the first companies in Australia to introduce its own tissue culture lab, as part of its quality end-to-end seed potato process, which goes[Read[Read More…]

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Successful Europatat 2019 Congress focused on innovation and sustainability

Yesterday, on 13 June, the European potato community has gathered in Oslo, Norway, for the Europatat Congress 2019. Under the slogan “The timeless potato: A dynamic and innovative food”, the annual event organised by Europatat, the European Potato Trade Association, and NFGF, the Norwegian Association of Fruit and Vegetable wholesalers, has focused on the many assets of the sector in[Read[Read More…]

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The 11th World Potato Congress to be held in Ireland

Ireland and a World Potato Congress are completely synonymous, it is said. The next one is entirely appropriate therefore, said to said to be held in Dublin, Ireland from 31st May – 3rd June, 2021. Although the organizers of the World Potato Congress Inc did not bother to submit its latest press directly to Potato News Today, we have nevertheless[Read[Read More…]

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Europatat Congress 2019: Final program announced

On 13 June 2019, under the slogan “The timeless potato: A dynamic and innovative food”, the Europatat Congress will explore the potential for innovation within the sector now and into the future. Taking place in Oslo, the Congress will also look into Norway’s special trade relations with the EU. The organisers, the Norwegian Association of Fruit and Vegetable Wholesalers (NFGF)[Read[Read More…]

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Next World Potato Congress to take place in Ireland

Ireland and a World Potato Congress are completely synonymous. Because of history and tradition, Ireland’s relationship with the potato is unique. In the late sixteenth century, the potato made its way from Peru to Ireland. It is entirely appropriate therefore that four hundred years later and following the last staging of this successful event in Cuzco, Peru, in May 2018,[Read[Read More…]

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Europatat Congress 2019: Main speakers confirmed

On 13 June 2019, under the slogan “The timeless potato: A dynamic and innovative food”, the Europatat Congress will explore the potential for innovation within the sector now and into the future as well as Norway’s special trade relations with the EU. The organisers, the Norwegian Association of Fruit and Vegetable Wholesalers (NFGF) and Europatat, the European Potato Trade Association,[Read[Read More…]

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