Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Potato Pathology and Pests Section Meeting 2016 Takes Place in Scotland

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  The European Association for Potato Research (EAPR) organizes in Dundee Scotland, a scientific ...

An International Business Meeting for the Industry: PotatoEurope 2016

An International Business Meeting for the Industry...

 The 11th edition of PotatoEurope will be held on September 14-15 at Villers-Saint-Christophe, hal...

A Better Perspective on Potato Processing: AHDB Potatoes’ Next Generation Visited McCain

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  AHDB Potatoes’ Next Generation recently continued its exploration of Great Britain’s diverse po...

FDA Launches New Nutrition Facts Label for Potatoes

FDA Launches New Nutrition Facts Label for Potatoes

 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released revisions to the Nutrition Facts label, wh...

Pinnacle Foods to Close EVOL Facility in Boulder and Relocate Operations to Fayetteville

Pinnacle Foods to Close EVOL Facility in Boulder and Re...

 Food producer Pinnacle Foods has announced plans to relocate EVOL manufacturing operations to an exist...

Branston Launches Competition for Its New Truck Design

Branston Launches Competition for Its New Truck Design

  Potato processor Branston is now looking for an innovative idea from children in the UK, which will ...

How to Seal 6,000 Potato Packages Per Hour with Ultrasonic Technology

How to Seal 6,000 Potato Packages Per Hour with Ultraso...

  The German food company Wernsing Feinkost GmbH, based in Addrup-Essen near Oldenburg, seals 6,000 ba...

Key Technology Introduces VERYX Belt-Fed Digital Sorters

Key Technology Introduces VERYX Belt-Fed Digital Sorter...

  Key Technology introduces its VERYX belt-fed digital sorters, with a goal to improve product quality...

Technology Producers Make Drone Demonstrations at Potato Farm in Oregon

Technology Producers Make Drone Demonstrations at Potat...

 The Oregon UAS FutureFarm will host the first Ag Drone Rodeo in Pendleton, Oregon on August 18 -19, wh...

Avebe Starts the Potato Harvest Campaign

Avebe Starts the Pot...

 Potato starch producer Avebe has recently announced the s...

New Potato Products Recently Launched Worldwide

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Ballreich Wins Best Potato Chip and Potato Stick

Ballreich Wins Best ...

  Potato producer Ballreich has recently been awarded for...

McDonald’s of the Future Serves Unlimited Fries

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  McDonald’s has recently opened a new location in Missou...

Kiremko is the Main Supplier for New Project Linkage Farm Frites in China

Kiremko is the Main ...

   Dutch engineering company Kiremko will be the main sup...

Greenpeace Issues Blacklist for Pesticides in EU

Greenpeace Issues Bl...

 Greenpeace Germany has recently published a new version o...

Costs of Developing GM Potatoes Comparable to Conventional Varieties

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  The cost of developing GM potato varieties is in fact n...

Scientists to Test Potatoes Grown in Mars and Moon Soils

Scientists to Test P...

 Scientists of Wageningen University and Research (The Net...

Solana Seeds UK Opens New Facility in North Norfolk

Solana Seeds UK Open...

  Solana Seeds UK celebrated its first birthday with a sp...

Farm Visit: How to Produce Potatoes for PepsiCo Factory in Romania

Farm Visit: How to P...

  Mirica Farm in Romania is preparing to develop one of t...

The Central Potato Research Institute (CPRI), Shimla, has released a new potato variety Kufri Frysona. This is the first ever potato variety from India suitable for preparation of French fries. The trials conducted on the variety have shown its suitability for cultivation in Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal. The variety produces long tubers having more than 20 per cent dry matter, informed S K Pandey, director, CPRI.
The breeder seeds will be produced after it is notified either by the state or central variety release committee. However, its quality seed as well as disease-free in-vitro planting material will be available to farmers from next year.
According to Pandey, it was a good sign that potato production was increasing with the advent of several new high-yielding varieties like Kufri Pushkar for the entire Indo-Gangetic belt, Kufri Sadabahar for Uttar Pradesh, Kufri Surya for warmer areas like Karnataka and Maharashtra. Looking at the estimated demand of nearly 50 million tonne (mt) of potato by 2020, for a population of 1.3 billion, these varieties would help meet the requirement, he said.
Pandey said that the potato processing sector had slowly emerged as a very large industry with more than 35-40 processing units located in various parts of the country. They were engaged in value-added products like potato powder, chips and French fries.
It is estimated that by 2010-11, nearly 10 per cent of the total potato produced in the country will be consumed by the processing industry, which at present is merely 4.5 per cent. This will provide good returns to the farmers on one hand and will also absorb excess supplies during a glut.

 

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