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The total consumption potato area in North-Western Europe, the NEPG area, has been estimated upon 578.821 ha, which is 4.6% more than last year and 8.3% more than the 5 years average. All 5 countries increased their potato area with Belgium on top with 5.4%. 

The total consumption potato area in North-Western Europe, the NEPG area, has been estimated upon 578.821 ha, which is 4.6% more than last year and 8.3% more than the 5 years average.

The modifications in Rucip 2017 focus strictly on the transfer of the European secretariat to Brussels and on the possibility of creating European lists of experts and arbitrators for countries without a National Rucip secretariat.

As of this January 1, the Rucip European Committee secretariat will effectively relocate from Paris to Brussels.

The seed potato crop now covers almost 80,000 ha in North-West Europe

The main countries producing seed potatoes are the Netherlands with 40,180 ha (unchanged compared to 2015), 20,023 ha in France (+3.2%), 15,912 ha in Germany (-2.4%) and 2,257 ha in Belgium (-9.2%)

Mahindra HZPC launches its state-of-the-art aeroponics facility in Mohali for early generation seed potato production

MHZPC, a 60/40 joint venture of Mahindra Agri Solutions Limited (MASL) and HZPC, has this month inaugurated its state-of-the-art aeroponics facility in Mohali, India.

In 2016/17, China’s fresh potato exports are forecast at 400,000 tons, up slightly on 2015/16’s 381,424 tons. Malaysia, Vietnam, and Russia are its top 3 export markets, accounting for over 65% of its total fresh potato exports in 2015/16.

China’s MY2016/17 fresh potato production is forecast to rise 3% to 100 million tons due to an expanded potato acreage and normal weather conditions in major producing areas, says the USDA in a new

Tesco says it will issue contracts worth £12 million over three years to help support British Agriculture and become the first UK retailer to introduce new long term contracts for potato growers an

Early (or rather first early) potatoes make up around 23% of the Italian total and are mainly grown in the south of the country. Sicily, with over 7300 ha, grows 50% of the crop, followed by Campania with 20%, Apulia with over 12% and Sardinia with 9%.

Even if Italian potatoes account for only a small proportion of the European crop, they are highly distinctive.The surface area for potatoes in Italy was close to 50,000 ha last year, with a capaci

WS to fully focus on hybrid potato breeding and divest its conventional seed potato business

KWS is to sell its conventional seed potato business as part of its plan to focus on developing hybrid potato varieties.

The 13 major potato states in the United States held 197 million cwt of potatoes in storage February 1, 2016, down 2 percent from February 1, 2015.

The 13 major potato states in the United States held 197 million cwt of potatoes in storage as at February 1, down 2% on the same date last year, according to a new report by the country's statisti

Seed potato production in Europe in 2015: more hectares, normal yield

Based on inscriptions to official certification published by official control services, the seed potato area increased again in 2015: by 3.9% in the Netherlands, 3.4% in France, and 4.3% in Belgium

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