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Kartoffelbauer hat viele Helfer

Christoph Leiders vom Anrather Stautenhof lud Jung und Alt zur gemeinsamen Ernte auf seine Felder ein. „Sollen wir losfahren? Wenn ja, dann Finger weg vom Förderband.“ Kaum hat Christoph Leiders vom Stautenhof den Satz ausgesprochen, da setzt sich das Förderband des Kartoffelroders mit einem lauten Rumpeln in Bewegung. Sekunden später fängt es an zu schaukeln, denn Waldemar Walter am Steuer[Read[Read More…]

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Algérie: Promouvoir l’exportation de la pomme de terre Objet d’un séminaire algéro-européen à Mostaganem

Plusieurs thèmes sur la réglementation européenne quant aux variétés et aux normes en matière d’intrants agricoles et de produits phytosanitaires utilisés, de la certification pour la commercialisation, de la logistique, du fret et des liaisons maritimes… seront traités lors d’un séminaire algéro-européen à Mostaganem. L’objectif majeur du séminaire s’attache à l’explication et à la vulgarisation des normes européennes, notamment, en[Read[Read More…]

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Professionals from all over the world and around 10,000 visitors at Potato Europe

PotatoEurope 2014 took place on 3 and 4 September on the Rittergut Bockerode estate in Springe-Mittelrode near Hanover, Germany and was a central meeting point for potato professionals from all over the world. According to preliminary results of the event organizer, DLG (Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft / German Agricultural Society), around 10,000 visitors from more than 60 countries came to this top-class[Read[Read More…]

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Potato Expo 2015 names speakers

Speakers at the National Potato Council’s meeting at Potato Expo 2015 will talk politics, the future of agriculture marketing trends. The event is co-sponsored by the Washington, D.C.-based National Potato Council and is scheduled for Jan. 6-9 at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Fla. Chris Wallace, Washington journalist and host of Fox News Sunday, is scheduled to provide an[Read[Read More…]

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‘Short fries are healthier’

Eat short fries! That’s the outcome of studies reported on by German magazine ‘GEO’ in its September edition. Because in order to meet the currently very high demand for extra long fries, the soil has to be fertilized longer: the thick potatoes need more time to grow, overly exhausting the soil, German website Gabot.de reports.Source: www.freshplaza.comSee on Scoop.it – Potato[Read[Read More…]

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Algérie: Rencontre internationale sur l’encouragement de l’exportation de pomme de terre à Mostaganem

Mostaganem abritera aujourd’hui une rencontre internationale sur l’encouragement de l’exportation de pomme de terre, a-t-on appris lundi du directeur de la chambre de commerce et d’industrie “Dahra”. Organisée par cette chambre en coordination avec la direction des services agricoles (DSA) dans le cadre de la semaine agricole de la wilaya de Mostaganem (8 au 11 septembre), cette rencontre verra la[Read[Read More…]

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Stärkekartoffelproduzenten warben auf der PotatoEurope

Der Anbau von Stärkekartoffeln gehört in Deutschland zu einer der wichtigsten Produktionsrichtungen innerhalb des Kartoffelsektors. Zwar ist die Fläche diesjährig nochmals zurückgegangen auf bundesweit nur noch rund 55.000 Hektar. Gemessen am Gesamtsektor stellt der Stärkebereich aber immer noch mehr als ein Fünftel des hiesigen Kartoffelmarktes. “Wir glauben auch weiterhin an die Zukunft der Stärkekartoffel in Deutschland”, so Gebhard Bakker, Vorsitzender[Read[Read More…]

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PAA honors four spud leaders

The Potato Association of America has named four industry leaders as new honorary life members, the organization’s highest recognition. PAA presented the award July 31 to Chuck Brown, a potato breeder with the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service in Prosser, Wash.; University of Idaho Extension potato specialist Phil Nolte; Sam Thornton, with Syngenta in Moses Lake, Wash.; and Jim Zalewski, a[Read[Read More…]

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Aardappel twee weken in het zonnetje bij de Pieperboetiek in Amsterdam

Nederland is een land van aardappeleters. Gekookt, gestampt, gebakken of gefrituurd: de pieper is het symbool van de Hollandse pot. In de supermarkt vind je de laatste tijd nog maar enkele soorten, een kruimige en vastkokende aardappel. Daarom openen wij op vrijdag 26 september ergens in Amsterdam de Pieperboetiek. In deze pop-up winkel zullen 30 verschillende, biologische en op Nederlandse[Read[Read More…]

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Potato Europe 2014 – Bockerode

After editions in France, Belgium and the Netherlands Potato Europe has returned to Germany. On September 3rd and 4th Bockerode (close to Hannover) was the central point for the worldwide potato chain. With 220 exhibitors from thirteen countries and 10,000 visitors the event can definitely be called a success. The sunny weather and land made for a sharp contrast with[Read[Read More…]

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US: Wisconsin potatoes enjoying strong start to 2014 season

The weather has been kind, providing Wisconsin potato growers with a very good summer production season. The earliest harvest started well in mid-August. Weather permitting, the growers expect a very good fall harvest. “It’s been a great growing season. It’s gone real well,” said Mike Carter, chief executive officer of Bushmans’ Inc., in Rosholt, WI. Wisconsin’s potato growing season started[Read[Read More…]

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India: Potato traders call indefinite strike, prices likely to go up

New Delhi: Potato prices in the retail markets of the state could again shoot up with a large potato traders’ body deciding to go on an indefinite strike from tomorrow protesting against police highhandedness and government apathy towards the traders’ plight. Traders from across the state today met at Arambagh here under the aegis of Pragatisheel Alu Byabasayee Samity (PABS)[Read[Read More…]

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High-protein chips satisfy crunchy and salty cravings

Quest Nutrition introduces the world’s first high-protein snack potato chip, offering consumers a revolutionary potato chip experience that’s actually good for you instead of being just “less bad.” Two years in development, each personal-size (32g) bag of Quest Protein Chips boasts 21g of high-quality whey- and milk-based proteins and only 5g of carbohydrates. Source: www.foodprocessing.com See on Scoop.it – Potato[Read[Read More…]

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Pour stabiliser les prix de la pomme de terre : L’UGCAA plaide pour un plan de production correspondant à la demande

Délicieuse et indispensable dans de nombreux plats de la cuisine algérienne, la pomme de terre reste un produit très prisé. Chez nous, sa consommation annuelle se chiffre à 3,6 millions de tonnes. Cependant, le prix de ce tubercule, jugé trop élevé ces jours-ci, ne cesse de défrayer la chronique. Et pour cause, il se situe entre 60 et 80 DA,[Read[Read More…]

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Potato professionals from all over the world visit PotatoEurope 2014

PotatoEurope 2014 took place on 3 and 4 September on the Rittergut Bockerode estate in Springe-Mittelrode near Hanover, Germany and was a central meeting point for potato professionals from all over the world. According to preliminary results of the event organizer, DLG (Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft / German Agricultural Society), around 10,000 visitors from more than 60 countries came to this top-class[Read[Read More…]

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UK: No great change to acrylamide and furan levels, says FSA safety report

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) detects ‘no significant change or discernible trends’ across many food categories for process contaminants acrylamide and furan. The report looked at acrylamide and furan levels in 556 UK retail foodstuffs obtained over the period November 2011 – December 2013. The highest mean concentrations of acrylamide (500 micrograms per kilogram) were detected in popped crisps,[Read[Read More…]

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PotatoEurope 2014 war internationaler Erfolg

Die PotatoEurope 2014, die am 3. und 4. September auf dem Rittergut Bockerode in Springe-Mittelrode bei Hannover stattfand, war zentraler Treffpunkt der Kartoffelprofis aus aller Welt. Wie der Veranstalter DLG in einem vorläufigen Fazit feststellte, kamen rund 10.000 Besucher aus mehr als 60 Ländern zu diesem Spitzenereignis der internationalen Kartoffelbranche.Source: www.topagrar.comSee on Scoop.it – Potato News You are unauthorized to[Read More…]

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Global potato chips market will be worth $33,648.2 million by 2018

This new report elaborates on the potato chips market that consists of retail sales of bagged snack products produced directly from cuts of potatoes, and does not include reconstituted potato snacks. Global Potato Chips industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market share, market size (value and volume 2009-13, and forecast to 2018). The profile also contains[Read[Read More…]

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Sri Lanka: Government suspends potato import

The Government has decided to suspend the importing of potatoes with effect from midnight tonight, the Finance Ministry said. According to the Finance Ministry, the decision was taken in order to protect local farmers. Just last month the Finance Ministry had announced an increase on the special commodity levy on imported potatoes and big onions.Source: colombogazette.comSee on Scoop.it – Potato[Read[Read More…]

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FIWAP: informe del mercado de la patata para el 1 de septiembre, ya disponible

El servicio europeo MARS (Monitoring of Agricultural Resources, Monitorización de Recursos Agrícolas) ha estimado la productividad media de la patata para la UE-28 en 32,3 toneladas por hectárea, un 4% más alta que en 2013. Algunas parcelas (especialmente de Bintje e Innovator) todavía están limitados en lo que respecta al peso bajo el agua debido a las fuertes lluvias de[Read[Read More…]

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Fotoreportage Potato Europe 2014 – Bockerode

Na de edities in Frankrijk, België en Nederland keerde de Potato Europe dit jaar weer naar Duitsland terug. Woensdag en donderdag 3 en 4 september was Bockerode – in de buurt – van Hannover weer het middelpunt van de wereldwijde aardappelketen. Met 220 exposanten uit dertien landen en rond de 10.000 bezoekers kon het evenement zeker geslaagd worden genoemd. Uiteraard[Read[Read More…]

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USDA denies renewal of multi-state zebra chip grant

USDA has denied an application by Zebra chip researchers from several Western states to renew a large, five-year grant responsible for several major break-throughs in understanding the potato disease. The expiring $6.9 million grant has aided research by 25-30 crop scientists studying zebra chip, including researchers in Idaho, Washington and Oregon. Charles Rush, a Texas A&M AgriLife researcher who has[Read[Read More…]

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Explore United Kingdom’s potato chips market that is poised to be worth $2,036.2 million by 2018

This new report provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market share, market size (value and volume 2009-13, and forecast to 2018). The profile also contains descriptions of the leading companies including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market. Leading company profiles reveal details of key potato chips players’ global operations and financial performance.Source: www.whatech.comSee[Read[Read More…]

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Kartoffel kommt immer seltener auf den Tisch

Doch auch die schönsten Bezeichnungen für die circa 300 in Deutschland angebauten Kartoffelarten können nicht verhindern, dass die gelbe Knolle in deutschen Küchen an Beliebtheit verliert. „Immer weniger frische Kartoffeln werden gegessen, die Anbaufläche sinkt. Gleichzeitig hat sich der Export für Pommes Frites in den letzten zehn Jahren verdoppelt“, sagt Tigran Richter, Geschäftsführer der Norex-Norika Exportgesellschaft aus Sanitz in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.Source:[Read[Read More…]

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UK: Quality is key for 2014 potato crop

With the potential of a high yielding maincrop potato harvest this season, growers are being advised quality will be key to ensure crops meet buyer specification. Favourable conditions through the growing season have boosted maincrop yield prospects and, although there was a scare with blight earlier in the season, crops look well. According to John Sarup of Spud Agronomy, very[Read[Read More…]

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Australia: Challenges dug up at potato conference

THE 2014 Potato Industry Conference revealed more than just the physical challenges of farming to Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture senior seed certification officer Leonie White. Mrs White was impressed by the younger farmers who stood up and discussed the challenges of working with parents and taking over farm management. One speaker, Professor Gary Secor, of North Dakota State University, discussed[Read[Read More…]

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