Potato Farming News

  • A day in the entomology lab: Beetles

    Did you know that the average American eats 124 lbs of potatoes a year, that the potato was the first vegetable to be grown in space, and Vincent van Gogh painted four still-life canvases devoted entirely to the potato!? ...


    By AgBiome, Inc.

  • DIY Snacks Save on Packaging

    It’s easy to grab a single-serve bag of chips and throw them in with a sandwich for lunch or take them along for a quick snack. But did you know it’s almost as easy to make and bag your own? Plus, you’ll know exactly what has been sprinkled on the chips, maybe just salt if that’s your preference. Here’s a recipe for Quick DIY Tortilla Chips, but there are many ...


    By Eco Partners, Inc.

  • GRIMME & TOMRA join forces to offer integrated grading & sorting solutions

    Through the new partnership, GRIMME will distribute the TOMRA FPS so customers can purchase and deploy a single, integrated grading and sorting solution, including post-sale support. With the newly launched PowerCombi, GRIMME uses the combination of highly efficient mechanical separation mechanisms and electronic sorting to not ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

  • App ‘trained’ to spot crop disease, alert farmers

    Researchers win grant to further test app for smallholders App diagnoses deadly cassava diseases in field, sends alerts Roll-out in Africa needs engagement with farmers, says expert A team of scientists has received US$100,000 grant to refine a mobile application (app) that ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Portuguese potato trader Oliveira improves quality and productivity with the TOMRA Sentinel II

    Last June, Oliveira Pinho & Filhos, a family business located in the municipality of Mira (Portugal) dedicated to the trade of bagged potatoes and onions, purchased a Sentinel II optical food sorter from TOMRA. This machine is equipped with the latest pulsed LED technology for sorting food at a higher speed than earlier models. "Some farmers in France spoke very highly of the TOMRA ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

  • Aviko Snowvalley Teams Up With Tomra Sorting Food For Its State-Of-The-Art French Fry Plant In China

    SnowValley Agricultural Group and Aviko Group, invested by the joint venture between the two leading potato product brands, have decided to once again team up with their long-term processing partner TOMRA Sorting Food, for the development of a new state-of-the-art French fry processing facility. Both SnowValley and Aviko listed sustainability, quality and processing ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

  • Leading Belgian “French” fries company selects AppliTek analyzers

    One of the fastest growing Belgian French fries companies has selected our analyzer technology to be deployed at one of their potato processing plants in Europe. The company produces fresh potato products, in all kind of forms, for deep frying, for boiling, for steaming, for frying, for microwaving. We would like to thank this highly successful family company for their confidence in AppliTek. ...


    By AppliTek NV

  • Rasping knives - new quality

    Spomasz has begun deliveries of rasping knives for potatoes to potato processing companies in Poland and abroad, which were manufactured using new and improved technology. Currently knives are manufactured having regard to best heat treatment techniques, which guarantees that knives manufactured feature constant and repeatable hardness and thus better service life and better efficiency of ...

  • Sentinel ii at the demonstration days for optical sorting of vegetables

    From July 3 to July 7, 2017, the National Technological Centre for the Food and Canning Industry in Molina de Segura (Murcia) hosted the Conference on optical sorting of whole vegetable products. During the conference, companies and engineers from the food industry were shown the workings of TOMRA Sorting Food’s Sentinel II, a high-tech solution for vegetable sorting based on colour, form ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

  • Canada 150: Hunger for tomatoes turns Canada into greenhouse superpower

    It's a burgeoning empire under glass. Canadian farmers now earn more from greenhouse vegetables than from eggs or potatoes. Vineland Research and Innovation Centre has spent $10 million to build a one-acre test greenhouse, which opened last year. “Growing local food in the soil is a limited opportunity for food sovereignty in Canada,” said Jim Brandle, Vineland’s chief ...

  • New App available for the control of Phytophthora in potato

    Wageningen University & Research and Agrifirm have cooperated in the development of a new Phytophthora advisory App which has recently been made available to growers on the Akkerweb platform. WUR supplied the new computation module and Agrifirm the interface for the new App. The development of the App was in part funded by PPS PL2.0 (Precision Farming 2.0). Following tests of the new App at ...

  • Don`t let weather affect your potato planting

    Potato planting is well underway, however the weather continues to dominate the season, with some regions experiencing protracted planting as a result. Most recently, soil temperatures have dropped and periodic frost has meant that tubers are going into cooler soils, which can delay crop emergence. It’s important to remember actions now can have a knock-on effect with crop development as ...


    By Certis UK

  • We invite you to China Potato Expo 2017

    Lumex Instruments is going to participate in China Potato Expo 2017, an international annual event dedicated to new technologies and innovations in potato production industry. This exhibition is organized by the Ministry of Agriculture of China and will be held in National Agriculture Exhibition Center, Beijing on 30th – 31st of March. ...


    By Lumex Instruments Group

  • Visit us at LAMMA 17

    Come and see us at LAMMA 17 in Hall 7. We will be launching a new phosphite-based nutrient for sugar beet and revealing the latest PK MAXX+ potato field trial results. You can also claim BASIS CPD knowledge trail points with our crop nutrition quiz. Find us in Hall 7 Stand 7109 We are in a slightly different location this year. Still at the lower end of ...


    By Ilex EnviroSciences Limited

  • TOMRA launches TOMRA 5A for the potato processing industry at Pack Expo 2016

    The TOMRA 5A, a state-of-the-art machine for the potato processing business, supports processors by combining a straightforward and brand-new graphical user interface with stable sorting performance, while increasing the level of food safety and quality with minimal product waste. With food safety and quality being a top priority for consumers and processors alike, this ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

  • REKO participates in Interpom | Primeurs 2016

    Visit us at the Interpom | Primeurs2016 exhibition from November 27th - November 29th in Kortrijk, Belgium. Our stand number is 40, Hall 4. INTERPOM | PRIMEURS is the most specialised indoor trade fair in Europe for the potato, vegetable and fruit sector where the whole chain is represented, frow growers to processing and marketing. INTERPOM | PRIMEURS ...

  • Predictions for the storage season ahead

    Current weather forecasts predict that rain and unsettled conditions are likely as we move into the autumn, and this may create challenges for growers with concerns about potato storage and disease control this season. Store cleanliness and hygiene should also be top priority for growers before harvest. “I can’t stress enough the value of ensuring the correct ...


    By Certis UK

  • Effective Calcium Application

    Calcium is a key component in many crop nutrition programmes. Providing sufficient levels of calcium strengthens and stabilises cell walls, helping crops build natural resistance to pests and common disorders such as Internal Rust Spot in potatoes, Cavity Spot in carrots and Tip Burn in lettuce. In addition to cell wall structure, its role in root development and nutrient utilisation makes ...


    By Ilex EnviroSciences Limited

  • New developments at Potatoes In Practice

    Another successful Potatoes In Practice (PIP) event was held at the James Hutton Institute’s Balruddery Farm on 11 August. The annual showcase, which is the largest field-based potato event in the UK, is reported to have attracted over 700 delegates from across the sector, including international guests and industry speakers. This year’s event featured the latest leading research, ...


    By Certis UK

  • UF/IFAS study: Sweet potato crop shows promise as feed and fuel

    As some Florida growers try to find new crops and the demand for biofuel stock increases globally, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers have found that sweet potato vines, usually thrown out during harvest, can serve well as livestock feed while the roots are an ideal source for biofuel. This could be a key finding for the agriculture industry in Florida ...

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