Saturday, 06 February 2016

FRUIT LOGISTICA 2016 becomes capital of fresh produce trade for three days

FRUIT LOGISTICA 2016 becomes capital of fresh prod...

  From February 3 to 5, FRUIT LOGISTICA in Berlin is the place to be for everyone that wants to k...

Perupas shortlisted for Fruit Logistica Innovation Award

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Givaudan celebrates ten years of ethical sourcing

Givaudan celebrates ten years of ethical sourcing

  Givaudan is marking a milestone in its journey to sustainable natural ingredients with an event...

Kiremko starts construction works at new facility

Kiremko starts construction works at new facility

  On February 1, the construction of the new Kiremko building started in a festive way in Montfoort, T...

Potato cultivation programme lifting people out of poverty in Africa

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  The Irish Potato Coalition is a programme set up by Vita, an Irish NGO, which works with communi...

Combined power drives TOMRA Sorting Food

Combined power drives TOMRA Sorting Food

  Optical food sorting system manufacturer TOMRA Sorting Food has reached an important milestone in it...

Sensor-based systems for the potato industry exhibited at Fruit Logistica 2016

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  A new edition of the Fruit Logistica trade show is set to take place in Berlin, Germany, between Feb...

AHDB launches website to improve potato chips quality

AHDB launches website to improve potato chips quality

  With the frying trade accounting for 12% of the Great Britain potato crop, ensuring quality across t...

Snack manufacturer Ibersnacks assesses its weigher-bagger equipment

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  Snack manufacturers with high production outputs to pack and large orders to fulfil are among the mo...

FAM and Stumabo launch NECST - Next Evolution in Centrifugal Slicing Technology

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  FAM Stumabo developed NECST TM, an ambitious R D proj...

Potato chips in Canada - All dressed up

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  If you want to try potato chips with ketchup, dill pick...

Pasteurization - It’s all about safety first

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  Improved shelf life for food products is essential – no...

Kiremko and Packo present new product pump

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    Dutch manufacturer Kiremko and Packo, designer and c...

Company introduces potato starch for clean label food coatings

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Welsh potato growers get latest know-how on Potato Day

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Chile considered robust market for American agricultural equipment

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  In the most recently released U.S. Department of Commer...

Dundee-China collaboration discovers potential ‘Achilles heel’ of potato blight

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  Scientists working in Scotland and China have uncovered...

SmartStor controller wins Certificate of Merit at Lamma 2016

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Another stage completed at new Agristo cold store

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Scottish seed producers will soon be able to view seed certification data in real time from 2012, thanks to the latest online roll out of Scotland's certification scheme.

 

At the event, Dr John Kerr of Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture (SASA) will be examining the role of seed certification to produce healthy profitable crops and the development of a global certification standard to help free-up movement of seed.

‘MySpuds' is an on-line database which will help seed suppliers improve quality in the supply chain and allow them to meet individual customer requirements better, says Dr Kerr.

"Applicants will have instant access to certification data on all their crops as soon as it is filed by the inspector. This will give them much better control over their crops."

A complete record of that data will be compiled and stored in one place, including virus, blackleg and off-type levels in the growing crop and the presence of rot, skin-finish diseases, damage and misshapen tubers.

Individual growers producing seed for applicants will also be able to access their own field data, he adds. Suppliers too will be able to provide findings to customers, allowing them to check seed quality really is as described. "This sort of information is not currently available and this database will add impetus to Scotland's export drive, which is set to reach new heights in 2012 from existing and new markets," he adds.

For the second year in a row exports to Egypt set a record, topping 40,000t in 2011. "There will also be more emerging markets, like Vietnam, Iraq and possibly Libya and Pakistan, making use of high quality early generation seed which can be grown for two generations and help reduce reliance on poor farm-saved seed. This could provide good opportunities for Scottish businesses prepared to tap into these markets."

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