European Union

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 »

Potato harvest in UK, continental Europe facing sharp decline

Potato growers in Europe did not have a good year, thanks to unusually dry weather. A recent estimate for the UK harvest from the Agriculture and H... READ MORE »

Obituary: Loren Stangeland

Loren P. Stangeland, Sr. passed away on July 11 in Richland, Washington. The 1959 NDSU graduate began his professional career in Hallock, Minnesota an... READ MORE »

BASF applies for approval of GM potato

BASF Plant Science has applied for European Union approval for Fortuna, a genetically modified potato. The application for approval from the European ... READ MORE »


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