Three years ago, Quebec’s Andre Gagnon and 10 other potato breeders located across the country got together to form the Canadian Private Potato Breeders Network. Their goal — to forge a stronger, […]
Seed potatoes supplied by the Horticulture wing of Agriculture department to farmers of Bhadrak district for cultivation have been consumed by them. They, apparently, found these seed potatoes less priced than its […]
THE grain aphid could become a threat to seed potato crops, visitors to PiP heard. Grain aphids with resistance to commonly-used pyrethroid insecticides have been appearing in increasing numbers across England. Analysis […]
Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) today said it has inked an MoU with Central Potato Research Institute (CPRI), Shimla for the production of breeder seed of potato varieties. University Vice Chancellor B S […]
HZPC has decided to end its participation in HZPC Sverige AB (Sweden, Billdal). Reason for the decision is insufficient profitability, caused by the slow modernization of the Swedish Seed potato market. Through […]
The biennial Seed Industry Event (SIE14) will be held on 25 November 2014 at the Crieff Hydro, one of Scotland’s premier venues. SIE14 is a fast-moving, one-day strategic potato industry conference, hosted […]
As Potato Council and the GB seed potato sector prepare for next months’ Potato Europe event in Germany, recent export statistics confirm that GB seed potatoes continue to be in demand around […]
The Potandon Produce subsidiary Sunrain Varieties LLC has announced several capital improvements to help the company conduct a seed development program in-house, rather than contracting with local seed growers for most of […]
‘From seed to ware’, Potato Council’s biennial seed strategy conference, widens its appeal for the whole supply chain on November 25. This fast-paced, one-day industry event has been ‘refocused’ to appeal to […]
British seed potato exports to Egypt have risen by almost 20 per cent this season as overseas demand for one of the country’s strongest exports continues to rise. A total of over […]
One of the riskiest activities in the farming world is spraying glyphosate anywhere near a growing crop of seed potatoes. The consequences of spray drift landing on the potato crop can be […]
Scientists studying ways to make potato growing less risky and more profitable on the Eastern Shore unveiled some of the latest research at the Third Annual Eastern Shore Potato Field Workshop, held alongside a field in East New Market amid heavy rain July 10.
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’ […]
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.
The Competition Commission has cleared Mahindra and Mahindra ‘s proposed 40 percent stake sale in its seed potato business to Dutch group HZPC Holland, saying the deal does not raise concerns of unfair trade practices. Under the proposed deal, HZPC subsidiary Participatie Maatschappij Buitenland will acquire 40 per cent shares of Mahindra Investments (International) Private Ltd — part of Mahindra and Mahindra (M&M).
See on Scoop.it – Potato News THE county government of Elgeyo Marakwet has embarked on a drive to produce high quality potatoes to exploit the chips and crisps lucrative market. Area Governor […]
See on Scoop.it – Potato News Donegal Investment Group, who sold their liquid milk business to Aurivo in 2011, has recorded operating profits up 59% reflecting the change in strategy focussing on […]