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Reyco Systems Expands its Presence with a New Facility in Columbia Basin, Washington

By PotatoPro (Food Innovation Online Corp) from PotatoPro Feed All News English. Published on Dec 02, 2023.

Reyco Systems, a global leader in innovative food processing technology, has announced the opening of its new manufacturing and repair facility in Eltopia, Washington.

Packaging equipment specialists Manter, IMA Ilapak Italia and IMA Record announce exclusive partnership.

By PotatoPro (Food Innovation Online Corp) from PotatoPro Feed All News English. Published on Nov 30, 2023.

Manter International, IMA Ilapak Italia, and IMA Record join forces to redefine Agricultural Fresh Produce packaging.

Newtec to Exhibit Brand New Weighing Machine at Potato Expo 2024

By PotatoPro (Food Innovation Online Corp) from PotatoPro Feed All News English. Published on Nov 30, 2023.

Newtec has announced its presence at the Potato Expo 2024, scheduled from January 10 to 11 in Austin Convention Center.

Egyptian processing potatoes were an important source for European factories from February to May

By PotatoPro (Food Innovation Online Corp) from PotatoPro Feed All News English. Published on Nov 29, 2023.

Yassen Abdelhay, export advisor at Arafa Group, reports on the crucial period for European factories from February to May 2023, and how Egyptian producers played a key role during this phase.

PEI Potato Industry Recognizes Ray Keenan, others at Awards Banquet

By PotatoPro (Food Innovation Online Corp) from PotatoPro Feed All News English. Published on Nov 29, 2023.

The 2023 PEI Potato Industry Awards Banquet was held in Charlottetown and four very deserving members of the industry were recognized at the event.

Agrico and Agrico PSA to expand their seed potato activities in Tanzania

By PotatoPro (Food Innovation Online Corp) from PotatoPro Feed All News English. Published on Nov 29, 2023.

By signing the distribution agreement with Fraxen Consult Ltd, Agrico seed potatoes will be exported to small-scale farmers in Tanzania later this year.

UTIA PhD Student Bioengineers Potato Plant to Detect Gamma Radiation

By PotatoPro (Food Innovation Online Corp) from PotatoPro Feed All News English. Published on Nov 29, 2023.

PhD student Rob Sears engineered the potato plant, also known as a phytosensor, to indicate high radiation levels through changing leaf fluorescence.

McCain Foods launches new subsidiary, Presia Ag Insights, focused on potato yield forecasting, harvest time optimization and enhancement of on-farm sustainability practices

By PotatoPro (Food Innovation Online Corp) from PotatoPro Feed All News English. Published on Nov 28, 2023.

McCain Foods has announced the launch of Presia Ag Insights ("Presia").

Market of opportunities: Pacprocess Middle East Africa (MEA) and Food Africa ready for kick-off

By PotatoPro (Food Innovation Online Corp) from PotatoPro Feed All News English. Published on Nov 28, 2023.

From 12 to 14 December 2023, Food Africa and pacprocess Middle East Africa will again become the stage for the newest technologies and concepts, building important bridges for partnerships that go beyond borders.

Agrico Ukraine and Ukrainian Institute of Potato Research Tackle Challenges of the Seed Potato Industry in the Country

By PotatoPro (Food Innovation Online Corp) from PotatoPro Feed All News English. Published on Nov 27, 2023.

After Potatodays in the Netherlands, Agrico Ukraine together with Ukrainian Institute of Potato Research initiated a round table to discuss challenges in seed potato production in Ukraine.

Ramban’s high altitude areas to emerge as major potato seed producers

By PotatoPro (Food Innovation Online Corp) from PotatoPro Feed All News English. Published on Nov 26, 2023.

High-altitude areas of district Ramban like Gool, Mahu Mangit and Sanasar could become major potato seed producer areas and make the local farmers self-sufficient.

Potato growers can use AI to monitor and predict potato nutrition in real time

By PotatoPro (Food Innovation Online Corp) from PotatoPro Feed All News English. Published on Nov 26, 2023.

Potatoes are the premier vegetable crop in Canada, with CAD 1.5 billion nationwide in potato receipts in 2021. The agricultural significance of potatoes is particularly prominent in provinces like New Brunswick, the home of McCain Foods Limited, the world’s largest potato processor.

Solynta is planning to introduce Hybrid True Potato Seeds to Central Europe in partnership with Agris.

By PotatoPro (Food Innovation Online Corp) from PotatoPro Feed All News English. Published on Nov 26, 2023.

After several meetings and visits to each other, a powerful collaboration has emerged. The Hybrid True Potato Seeds from Solynta and the plant raising facilities and skills from Agris are turning out to be a golden combination.

Excessive rain delays potato harvest in North-western Europe, creating new uncertainties about the total production

By PotatoPro (Food Innovation Online Corp) from PotatoPro Feed All News English. Published on Nov 26, 2023.

Due to abundant rainfall, a lot of potatoes in North-western Europe (Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and France) have not yet been harvested. The lifting period was too short to get the potatoes to the stores in good conditions.

Biostimulant Field Trial Results Impress British Potato Visitors

By PotatoPro (Food Innovation Online Corp) from PotatoPro Feed All News English. Published on Nov 26, 2023.

A biostimulant brand that made its debut at this year's British Potato impressed show visitors with the results of three recent field trials.

World Potato Congress Webinar: Fostering Potato Partnerships for Food Security

By PotatoPro (Food Innovation Online Corp) from PotatoPro Feed All News English. Published on Nov 24, 2023.

World Potato Congress Inc. is pleased to present the Webinar: "Declaration of Dublin and the World Potato Congress, Fostering Potato Partnerships for Food Security"

HZPC and CIP develop an early-maturing potato variety suitable for Vietnam: HCIP210

By PotatoPro (Food Innovation Online Corp) from PotatoPro Feed All News English. Published on Nov 23, 2023.

Vietnam has just welcomed a new potato variety HCIP210 developed through a public-private partnership.

PepsiCo sets goals to further reduce sodium and deliver more diverse ingredients in convenient foods portfolio

By PotatoPro (Food Innovation Online Corp) from PotatoPro Feed All News English. Published on Nov 23, 2023.

PepsiCo, Inc. unveiled new nutrition goals under its strategic transformation, PepsiCo Positive (pep+). The objectives focus on reducing sodium and enhancing nutritional value in consumer-preferred foods.

Nigeria’s GM Potato project concludes first-year trial, shows 300% yield advantage

By PotatoPro (Food Innovation Online Corp) from PotatoPro Feed All News English. Published on Nov 23, 2023.

The Genetically Modified (GM) Potato Project ongoing in Nigeria has concluded its first-year multi-locational confined trial in three locations

Side Delights Shares Insights that Potatoes Pay Off During the Busy Holiday Season and Beyond

By PotatoPro (Food Innovation Online Corp) from PotatoPro Feed All News English. Published on Nov 22, 2023.

Side Delights shares insights on the retailer benefits of incremental potato sales through the holiday shopping season and beyond.

The 3rd Food Expo in Chennai: A Premier Platform for Food Industry Connections, Nov 24-26, 2023!

By PotatoPro (Food Innovation Online Corp) from PotatoPro Feed All News English. Published on Nov 21, 2023.

The 3rd edition of Food Expo is being held at Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India from November 24 to 26, 2023.

Potato harvester Enduro Generation 1 - It's a wrap! Generation 2 is here!

By PotatoPro (Food Innovation Online Corp) from PotatoPro Feed All News English. Published on Nov 21, 2023.

Dewulf's 4-row sieving harvester Enduro has become more than an established player in the self-propelled harvester landscape in recent years.

PepsiCo Announces Agriculture Accelerator Projects to Support Farmer Livelihoods, Scale Sustainable Innovation and Accelerate Regenerative Agriculture Across the Globe

By PotatoPro (Food Innovation Online Corp) from PotatoPro Feed All News English. Published on Nov 21, 2023.

PepsiCo recently announced the third year of its global agriculture program, the Positive Agriculture Outcomes (PAO) Accelerator, by backing eight new innovation projects across nine countries.

Bühler boosts food innovation with new Application & Training Centers in Uzwil

By PotatoPro (Food Innovation Online Corp) from PotatoPro Feed All News English. Published on Nov 21, 2023.

Swiss technology group Bühler unveils its new food innovation hub in Uzwil, Switzerland, bringing together a diverse range of capabilities into a single location and setting a new stage for product and process development.

Key Technology Promotes Harry van de Wiel to Vice President and General Manager – NL for EMEA and Asia

By PotatoPro (Food Innovation Online Corp) from PotatoPro Feed All News English. Published on Nov 21, 2023.

Key Technology ("Key") announces the promotion of Harry van de Wiel to Vice President and General Manager – NL.

New recommendations and standards for sweet potatoes should facilitate international trade

By PotatoPro (Food Innovation Online Corp) from PotatoPro Feed All News English. Published on Nov 21, 2023.

While most of the United states is more focused on sweet potato recipes - as sweet potatoes are a tradional Thanksgiving dish - Industry is focused on their trading standards. Sweet potato is a tropical plant which, despite its name, is not related to potatoes.

Potato LEAF’s Leadership Institute Class of 2024 Announced

By PotatoPro (Food Innovation Online Corp) from PotatoPro Feed All News English. Published on Nov 20, 2023.

The Potato Leadership, Education, and Advancement Foundation (Potato LEAF) is pleased to announce the 2024 class of the potato industry’s Leadership Institute.

Join the Fun: Register Your School for 'Kids an die Knolle' 2024 – A Potato Education Program by the German Potato Trade Association (DKHV)

By PotatoPro (Food Innovation Online Corp) from PotatoPro Feed All News English. Published on Nov 18, 2023.

Schools all over Germany take part in "Kids an die Knolle", an educational program run by the German Potato Trade Association (DKHV).

Tong Engineering announces acquisition of Terry Johnson Ltd

By PotatoPro (Food Innovation Online Corp) from PotatoPro Feed All News English. Published on Nov 18, 2023.

Tong Engineering, UK vegetable handling equipment manufacturer, has announced the completed acquisition of Terry Johnson Ltd based in Holbeach, Lincolnshire, owner of the Swift Lift range of elevators and conveyors

Government of Bangladesh takes urgent measures to stabilize potato prices ahead of National Elections early 2024

By PotatoPro (Food Innovation Online Corp) from PotatoPro Feed All News English. Published on Nov 17, 2023.

With national elections scheduled for January 7, 2024, the Bangladesh government has implemented measures to address the alarming surge in potato prices.
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