Video: Drip irrigated potato processing crop

A year in the life of a Netafim drip irrigated processing potato crop in the UK. The crop was destined to be processed as potato crisps (chips) produced by Pepsico. The project was designed, commissioned and managed by Netafim’s UK technical partner, Eden Irrigation Consultancy Ltd. Watch video You are unauthorized to view this page. Username Password Remember Me    [Read More…]

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Video: AHDB Agronomists’ Conference 2016 – Potatoes

The AHDB Agronomists’ Conference 2016 was held on Dec 7 – 8 in the Peterborough Arena in the UK. This is a two-day technical conference covering the latest agronomy related research developments. The conference is designed to make people think a little differently about agronomy. Across the two days, around 300 delegates – predominantly agronomists, advisers and BASIS-qualified growers – gathered to[Read[Read More…]

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Potato Expo 2017: Potato Business Summit presentations now available online

One of the best attended events at the recent Potato Expo event in San Francisco was the Potato Business Summit presented by the United Potato Growers of America.  All of the presentations were video recorded.  These videos along with their PowerPoint slide presentations are now available online at no charge.  The presentations include: World/Domestic Commodity and Economic Outlook Stephen Nicholson,[Read[Read More…]

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New McDonald’s french-fry video stars Idaho potato farmer, a Simplot supplier

In 1967, Idaho potato magnate J.R. Simplot shook hands with McDonald’s CEO Ray Kroc, sealing a deal that made Simplot the first frozen french-fry supplier to the fast-food chain. That deal brought billions of dollars to the Idaho economy. Until then, McDonald’s had purchased only fresh potatoes. The J.R. Simplot Co. had supplied about 20 percent of the spuds that became[Read[Read More…]

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US: Harvest and minimizing foreign material in potatoes – On-line educational videos now available

Foreign material is any material that is not the potato tuber itself. It is “trash” or “garbage” in potatoes. Many foreign materials originate in the field, but others enter the product stream through equipment and during storage and handling. Whether potatoes are destined for the fresh market or processing, foreign material is a great concern to the Idaho potato industry.[Read[Read More…]

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The secret art of making stackable potato chips

If you ever wondered how this particular type of snack is made, you should definitely watch this brief but comprehensive video. Turns out it takes only about 20 minutes to make a tube of stackable potato chips. Watch video You are unauthorized to view this page.

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Video: Techniques to control potato storage rots

During AHDB Potatoes in the UK’s Storage Forum 2016, Simon Alexander of SA Consulting presented on optimal store management techniques to control potato rots in store, and ultimately maximize longevity of potato stocks. Watch the video of this presentation on YouTube. You are unauthorized to view this page.

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Video: Ethylene – Its potential for use alongside CIPC in potato storages

In this video, Dr Glyn Harper (Potato Pathologist at Sutton Bridge Crop Storage Research in the UK) presents on the promising findings from AHDB Potatoes’ project ‘R464: Ethylene for Processing’, showing the potential for use of ethylene in combination with CIPC as an effective sprout control strategy for potatoes. Watch the video on YouTube You are unauthorized to view this page.

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McDonald’s Japan’s chocolate covered fries: ‘it works’ – video review

YouTube vlogger Chris Broad reviews McDonald’s Japan’s chocolate covered fries on his channel, Abroad in Japan. While the combination of deep-fried potato and sugary condiment is unlikely to impress dieticians, the fast-food chain’s Japan unit is hoping the arrival of McChoco Potatoes will counteract a slew of bad news about its performance in the world’s third-biggest economy. More You are[Read More…]

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Video: To be a potato grower… this video to find out what it takes to be a potato grower.Source: on – Global Potato News You are unauthorized to view this page.

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