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How EU potato producers are coping with COVID impact

It’s not every day you get to meet a world-renowned potato expert in person, especially under current conditions. But the rules around social distan... READ MORE »

Dutch potato growers criticized for overusing fungicides by agronomist

Scottish agronomist Denis Buckley says the dwindling arsenal of fungicides available to European potato growers has them using the ones that are avail... READ MORE »

EU’s ban on CIPC a situation to watch for US potato industry

There are many stages of production for potato growers, and they don’t end when the crop is harvested from the field. Storage is an essential part o... READ MORE »

U.S. potatoes to Europe: NPC requests leveling of playing field

The National Potato Council (NPC) wants to piggyback on an Office of the U.S. Trade Representative action to level the trade playing field between the... READ MORE »

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Europeans finding storage treatment alternatives with looming loss of CIPC

While the European Commission only recently made its final decision, most UK farmers have long accepted the fact that the regulatory authority is unli... READ MORE »

Sprout inhibitor chlorpropham (CIPC) officially banned by European Union

The European Commission will no longer allow the use of sprout inhibitor and herbicide chlorpropham (CIPC) as of Jan. 1, 2020. The European Potato Pr... READ MORE »

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Belgium’s ideal soil helps make it largest exporter of frozen potatoes

It’s no secret that Belgians love their fries. In fact, the mere mention of “frietjes” can lead the most reserved Belgian to wax poetic, inspiri... READ MORE »

European Union bans use of chlorothalonil fungicide, including Bravo

European growers soon will have one less fungicide tool at their disposal. The European Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (SCoP... READ MORE »

Variable rate technology pays off in the Netherlands

University of Wageningen researcher Corné Kempenaar and his colleagues at the Department of Agro Systems Research conducted a study to assess the cos... READ MORE »

EU considering ban of chlorpropham, sprout inhibitor used on stored potatoes

Potato storers in the UK are concerned about the uncertainty of future use of the sprout inhibitor chlorpropham (CIPC) in the European Union. The A... READ MORE »


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