Wednesday, 05 August 2015

China makes global commitment to the potato

China makes global commitment to the potato

China's commitment to the potato was very publicly and internationally demonstrated when it hosted t...

The PAA held their 99th annual meeting in Portland, USA

The PAA held their 99th annual meeting in Portland...

The Potato Association of America held their 99th Annual Meeting during July 19-23, 2015 in the east...

PROCESS EXPO 2015 educational program announces two more sessions

PROCESS EXPO 2015 educational program announces tw...

The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) today announced the details of two exciting session...

Bühler Aeroglide introduces new food technologist

Bühler Aeroglide introduces new food technologist

Bühler Aeroglide, a global leader in thermal process engineering and technology for food, feed, and indus...

AHDB Next Generation group explore potato processing

AHDB Next Generation group explore potato processing

  The AHDB Potatoes ‘Next Generation’ tour kicked off in Yorkshire last month, visiting two progressiv...

TOMRA launches Spanish language website

TOMRA launches Spanish language website

TOMRA has launched a Spanish version of its website, underlining the importance of Spain and other Span...

tna highlights start-to-finish solutions at PACK EXPO 2015

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For the first time in tna’s history with Pack Expo, tna will be presenting its capabilities as the only t...

The steps to chilled perfection

The steps to chilled perfection

  Production of frozen products, especially French fries, needs to be meticulous to end up with the ...

Key Technology introduce enhancements to Rotary systems

Key Technology introduce enhancements to Rotary systems

Key Technology introduced on July 15 its improved Rotary Sizing and Grading Systems, which include its Sl...

McCain Australia has new range of frozen potato wedges

McCain Australia has...

  McCain Australia has recently launched the new wedges ‘...

Tolsma-Grisnich and Kiremko, partnership for a new plant in China

Tolsma-Grisnich and ...

  Strategic partners Tolsma-Grisnich and Kiremko recently...

Utz Quality Foods launches Specialty Division

Utz Quality Foods la...

Utz Quality Foods, Inc. has recently announced the culmina...

Potatoes are back on WIC, a nutritional program for women, infants and children in USA

Potatoes are back on...

The National Potato Council (NPC) from USA succeeded to put ...

Exclusive interview with the director of Urschel Laboratories, Inc: The Urschel team is a very strong one

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UK Potato Council says it is a record year for seed potato exports

UK Potato Council sa...

  Seed potato exports are booming, with the latest figure...

Indian Government will procure 6,600 tones of potato from farmers

Indian Government wi...

The State Government announced its decision to procure 6,6...

Company launches a new solution for potato sprouting

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  BioSafe Systems announces the introduction of ARRET Spr...

Seed Industry Event conference tackles key industry concerns

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The recent Seed Industry Event, organized by British Potato ...

Armenia registered an important growth in potato exports in 2014

Armenia registered a...

Armenian potato exports totaled about 20,600 tons, compared ...

With dry weather exacerbating the risk of bruising potatoes at harvest, the UK Potato Council has called on growers to take a proactive stance and make quality assessments at all stages of harvesting, from lifting to store loading.

"In addition to costing growers an estimated £26 million per year, bruising does untold damage to consumer confidence." says Potato Council technical executive Gary Collins. "Undamaged potatoes are the first thing shoppers look for.

"Growers shouldn't adopt the ‘one size fits all' approach to harvester setup; the harvester settings should be altered for each crop in accordance with soil conditions," he urges.

Scottish Agronomy senior agronomist Eric Anderson says: "Ideally, field samples should be taken in advance of harvest and put through a system such as a bruise barrel to test bruise susceptibility. These samples should then be hot-boxed and assessed for bruising and damage. This will highlight the crops most at risk from harvesting and grading damage, allowing a grower to choose to harvest fields with the lowest risk first.

"Alternatively, open up a field with the harvester and take representative tuber samples a day or so before committing to lifting the whole field. Bruising can vary between fields, so sometimes it is well worth leaving one area and returning to it at a later date."

For more detailed information go to www.potato.org.uk/growing/bruising

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