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  • Potato Weekly - 13 September 2019

    Domestic demand has remained subdued for free-buy material with main crop contracts now beginning. There are expectations that the market will tighten as supplies are lifted into stores....

  • NEPG estimates upcoming potato harvest on almost 5 years average level

    The NEPG (North-Western European Potato Growers) estimates the forecasted potato harvest 2019 between 27 and 27,3 million tons for the 5 leading potato countries.   Read the full press...

  • Potato Weekly - 06 September 2019

    Domestic demand for free-buy supplies remains limited, with most movement taking place under contract. Yields are generally described as “good to average but not exceptional”. There remains some...

  • Potato Weekly - 30 August 2019

    Domestic free-buy movement was reported as “limited” this week, with the majority of packhouses and processors using mostly contracted material. Quality remains good for the most part. There...

  • Potato Weekly - 23 August 2019

    Favourable weather has dried waterlogged fields well. Combining however, has taken priority over potato lifting for many. Reports suggest quality has held but in the regions that experienced...

  • Potato Weekly - 16 August 2019

    Lifting has been hindered for some regions, due to the wet weather. The North West has been the worst hit with some fields now lying in water. Quality is reported as good this week, but the wet...

  • Potato Weekly - 09 August 2019

    For most, lifting continued at a decent pace. Quality remains good, though cases of blackleg continue to be reported. Wet weather in the North West has delayed lifting and hindered fieldwork....

  • Sprout Suppression Series: 3-decen-2-one

    Last in the Sprout Suppression Series is the volatile oily liquid 3-decen-2-one. Available as SmartBlock™ from approval holders Amvac. It is currently only approved for use in USA, Canada and Israel...

  • Preliminary results: Dormancy rankings now available for 70 % of varieties grown in 2018

    Using growth regulators (pesticides) is not the only way that sprout control can be achieved in stores. Physiological characteristics such as dormancy, the period preceding sprouting, also form part...

  • Lifting of MH label restrictions is great news to provide more options for growers post-CIPC

    Growers will have breathed a big sigh of relief following the recent lifting of Maleic Hydrazide (MH) label restrictions, which prevented them from feeding MH-treated potatoes to livestock. This...

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