Wednesday, 02 September 2015

Multiple honors for Dr Neil Gudmestad at World Potato Congress in Beijing

Multiple honors for Dr Neil Gudmestad at World Pot...

  North Dakota State Plant Pathologist Dr. Neil Gudmestad was honored at the World Potato Congres...

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 annual meeting in Portland, USA

The PAA held their annual meeting in Portland, USA

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

TOMRA wins design award for its common user interface

TOMRA wins design award for its common user interface

  TOMRA’s Common User Interface (CUI), designed by TOMRA Sorting Solutions (TOMRA) and Design Partners...

TOMRA Sorting Food signs new contracts at World Potato Congress

TOMRA Sorting Food signs new contracts at World Potato ...

  TOMRA Sorting Food has welcomed two new Chinese customers into the fold during a signing ceremony at...

The constant changes in Asian potato chips

The constant changes in Asian potato chips

  Over the last four centuries, the potato has come a long way from the American Andes. Since its cult...

Alternative processing technologies on program at PROCESS EXPO

Alternative processing technologies on program at PROCE...

  The Food Processing Suppliers Association has released the details of four sessions of the education...

The sharp edge of the job

The sharp edge of the job

  Product perfection starts before the processing. It is maintained in the processing plant but only e...

Efficient drying pays off

Efficient drying pays off

  When it comes to drying potatoes, regardless of the type of end product one may have in mind, there ...

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

Exclusive interview ...

What began with one man's invention more than 100 years ago ...

4th Symposium of Potato Cyst Nematode Management

4th Symposium of Pot...

  The 4th Symposium of Potato Cyst Nematode Management wi...

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

Company launches a n...

  BioSafe Systems announces the introduction of ARRET Spr...

Seed Industry Event conference tackles key industry concerns

Seed Industry Event ...

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

Yasheng Group, a high-growth diversified China-based agricultural company with US headquarters in California, has announced plans to expand farming operations in 2012.

The group currently utilizes advanced drip irrigation technology, which enables crops to get the best moisture and nutrients, reduces weed growth and use of pesticides, increases average yield per acre by 30%, saves over 40% of water use, and is radically changing traditional farmland irrigation in China.

In 2012 Yasheng Group plans to begin building a new 57,000 acre water-saving drip irrigation system on its existing farmland, which will further increase yield per acre.

It will also expand alfalfa production, with the goal of becoming a leading supplier for China's "healthy milk" market.

Alfalfa dry matter contains 15% -26% of crude protein, which can significantly improve milk protein content.

The company currently has a base which supports 19,000 acres of alfalfa with an annual production of 50,000 tons of hay, and 80,000 acres of appropriate uncultivated farmland, which is sufficient to support the further expansion of the alfalfa business.

Yasheng Group's potatoes are mainly used for finished-goods processing and are sold to well-known enterprises such KFC, Pepsi, and Oishi.

The company's potato products are primarily order-processed, which reduces the negative impact of fluctuations in prices.

Tiaoshan, one Yasheng Group's largest subsidiaries, currently produces over 70,000 tons of potatoes on 5,000 acres of farmland annually.

This year Yasheng Group will further develop its potato deep-processing business, and is working to add a 5,000 ton potato processing line to further integrate its supply chain.

 

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