While local farmers are dealing with a recent report of disease in a local potato crop, they are joining researchers to figure out how to engineer the spuds to avoid such problems. […]
State crop growers are invited to this year’s Potato Field Day at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Hancock Agricultural Research Station. The event takes place July 22 from 12:30 to 5:00 p.m. Attendees will get an update on UW-Madison research on potato genomics, disease, weed and pest management, crop nutrition and related topics. A presentation on the use of remote sensing technology and unmanned aerial vehicles in ag research and precision farming will also be held.
About 200 potato growers, advisors and agronomists met at QV Foods, Holbeach Hurn, to discuss the future of the industry. Neil Bidwell, senior agricultural business consultant at Bidwells, said: “In my experience, […]
The Potato Council’s biennial seed strategy conference, “From seed to ware”, widens its appeal for the whole supply chain this autumn. The one-day industry event on November 25 2014 has been ‘refocused’ […]
O’LEARY — A national potato peeling team title is going to be awarded in O’Leary on Saturday, July 19. he national championship, open to 12 teams of four, is one of the featured events of the 46th annual P.E.I. Potato Blossom Festival happening in O’Leary, July 14 to 20.
Angus-based seed potato business Agrico UK Ltd. has been named as a top organisation for people management practice in the UK, winning the Best School and Business Partnership in the first Investors in People Awards. The company was recognised for its ‘Tattie Tastic Project’ as part of the Scottish Food and Drink Federation’s innovative schools programme. Now in its third year, it has involved classes of primary six and seven children from Glamis and Eassie primary schools joining the business for a series of interactive lessons.
With up to 1,000 industry visitors expected, Potatoes in Practice (PiP), sponsored by Potato Council, is the UK’s largest technical field event for the potato industry. It provides key topical technical content to hundreds of growers and industry, this year it will be held on Thursday 7 August, at the James Hutton Institute’s Balruddery Farm, Invergowrie, near Dundee. PiP, organised and hosted by the James Hutton Institute, is held in association with Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) and Agrii. The event offers the anticipated high-standard mix of science, technology and practical advice.
Tasmania’s potato industry has been striving to stay competitive, and it seems to be paying off. A delegation from Western Australia’s potato industry, says advances in soil and disease management, are giving Tasmanian growers an edge. The group comprised 16 fresh market, seed and processing potato growers, and staff from the WA Potato Marketing Corporation and Murdoch University.
Prof. Dr. Ir. Louise O. Fresco is per 1 juli jl. benoemd tot voorzitter van de Raad van Bestuur van Wageningen UR. Vanuit deze rol vervult zij de opening van de Aardappeldemodag, een evenement dat elke twee jaar georganiseerd wordt door PPO Westmaas en de NAO (Nederlandse Aardappel Organisatie). Aardappeldemodag staat bekend als dé ontmoetingsplaats van de Aardappelsector.
David Thompson, president of the ‘World Potato Congress Inc’ recently announced that the Chinese district of Yanging, near Peking, has been chosen as the location where the ninth ‘International World Potato Congress’ will be held from the 28th to the 30th of July 2015. It will be the first time t…
See on Scoop.it – Potato News Potato growers are being reminded to register for the Sutton Bridge Crop Storage Research 50th anniversary celebrations. The world-class post-harvest applied research facility marks the anniversary […]
See on Scoop.it – Potato NewsThe ‘Potato Olympiad’ is coming to Germany: on 3 and 4 September Potato Europe will be held at Bockerode manor in Hannover, report German website Gabot.de. The […]
See on Scoop.it – Potato News Blair Richardson, president and CEO of the U.S. Potato Board, discusses his inaugural USPB annual meeting and the issues facing the potato industry.See on www.youtube.com You […]
A new data analysis conducted by the U.S.-based Alliance for Potato Research and Education shows that white potato consumption is positively associated with the intake of dietary fibre among children and adults. […]
See on Scoop.it – Potato NewsTomra Sorting Solutions plans to show customers its products and services at the Canadian Produce Marketing Association convention and trade show April 2-4 in Vancouver, British Columbia. […]
See on Scoop.it – Potato NewsDie “Kartoffel-Olympiade” kommt nach Deutschland: Vom 3. bis 4. September findet die PotatoEurope auf dem Rittergut Bockerode bei Hannover statt. Wie der Landvolk-Pressedienst berichtet, kehrt die landwirtschaftliche […]
See on Scoop.it – Potato NewsThe Agribusiness Project, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by the Agribusiness Support Fund (ASF), organized a week-long technical and managerial […]