Saturday, 01 October 2016

Bosch Packaging Wins the German Packaging Award

Bosch Packaging Wins the German Packaging Award

  The prototype packaging equipment Bosch Sigpack VPF (Vertical Platform for Flat Pouches), the f...

yummex Middle East: Double-digit Growth for the 10th Anniversary

yummex Middle East: Double-digit Growth for the 10...

  The international trade fair for sweets and snacks in the MENA region, yummexMiddle East, which...

UK’s Best New Fish and Chip Shops Announced

UK’s Best New Fish and Chip Shops Announced

 The UK’s top 10 new fish and chip shops have been announced by the 2017 National Fish and Chip Aw...

Syngenta Has a New President Global Seeds and North America

Syngenta Has a New President Global Seeds and North Ame...

 Syngenta has announced the appointment of Jeff Rowe to the new role of President Global Seeds and Nort...

ConAgra Foods Acquires Frontera

ConAgra Foods Acquires Frontera

 ConAgra Foods has announced that it has acquired the packaged foods businesses of Frontera Foods and R...

Three New Appointments for tna’s Asia Pacific Team

Three New Appointments for tna’s Asia Pacific Team

 Food processing and packaging supplier tna has expanded its team in Asia, with the appointments of a n...

Key Technology Launches Website in German

Key Technology Launches Website in German

  Key Technology has announced the launch of its new mobile-friendly website in German to support its ...

Key Technology Introduces VERYX Belt-Fed Digital Sorters to Europe

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

 Key Technology introduces its VERYX belt-fed digital sorters to the European food processing industry ...

Case Study: Ishida Helps Spanish Snack Manufacturer to Grow

Case Study: Ishida Helps Spanish Snack Manufacturer to ...

 Aperitivos y Extrusionados (Apex), now one of Spain’s top three snack food manufacturers, uses Ishida ...

Nigeria Has a New Potato Processing Plant

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 A USD120m potato farm and processing plantis underway in ...

DQ System Launches Potato Skins Snack

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 Dairy Queen brand has unveiled a new line of oven-hot sna...

US Processed 5% Less Potatoes in 2015

US Processed 5% Less...

US potatoes used for processing totaled 280 million cwt, d...

Lay’s Chalet Sauce Potato Chips Available in Canadian Retail

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  Frito-Lay Core Global Brands, PepsiCo Foods Canada, a...

Cambodia Opens First Potato Research Centre

Cambodia Opens First...

 With potato consumption continuing to rise in the Kingdom...

Lebanon Bans Potato Imports

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  Purple Magic potato variety is now in the running for t...

Land-Grant Universities Bolster the US Potato Genebank’s Impact

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 Land-grant universities are collaborating to support the ...

New Variety of Innate Potato Approved

New Variety of Innat...

  The J.R. Simplot Company has completed a voluntary cons...

The Use of Nicotine-based Pesticides Limited in Minnesota

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Potato growers will not want to miss out on the latest details on variety resistance to foliar blight to be revealed at the Winter Forum taking place at Sutton Bridge Crop Storage Research, Spalding, Lincolnshire on February 22.

"The new blight genotypes 13_A2 now makes up more than 70 per cent of the British late-blight population," explains Potato Council head of R&D Dr Mike Storey, who will be chairing the forum.

"In addition, it has been found to be more aggressive and virulent than other strains."

A three-year project, supported by Potato Council, was undertaken by SASA, SAC, SCRI and the Savari Research Trust to re-evaluate the resistance scores of varieties rated 5 or more to foliar late blight.

"This new data will go live on the Variety Database shortly after February 22. Some varieties have experienced quite a change, so everyone will want to log-on to view the changes."

Bidwell consultant Neil Cameron (in conjunction with Andersons) will also be releasing the latest cost data at the event, helping growers benchmark their costs against the industry's best.

"Benchmarking is an essential tool when you are preparing to negotiate contracts," says Potato Council technical executive Phil Bradshaw.

"This is because it helps ensure you have a clear appreciation of the commercial value of your prospective contracts."

To book a place at the event potato industry levy-payers should contact Miya Kotecha at Potato Council on 02476 478782 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

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