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Syngenta Launches Orondis Gold Potato Fungicide

Syngenta Canada Inc. has launched Orondis® Gold Potato fungicide for suppression of pink rot and Pythium leak in potatoes. Pink rot is a devastating soil-borne disease that thrives in wet, poorly drained soils and can survive in soil for up to seven years. Just a few infected potatoes entering the storage bin can result in substantial losses, infecting healthy tubers and compromising marketable yield. That’s why proactive management of the disease is…

Tasmania Supplies Majority Of Australia’s French fries

Tasmania is the French fries capital of Australia. Six out of every ten of the tasty, golden-brown chips are grown and processed in this state. Water Minister Guy Barnett and Harvest Moon’s Mark  Kable, recently finished a tour of Simplot’s French fry processing facility in Ulverstone. This more or less coincided with the federal government’s announcement on Thursday that the state had been listed as a national priority project for water and…

Netherlands to Provide Around 1 Million Euros for Potato Impact Cluster in Bangladesh

The government of the Netherlands and Dutch businesses have inked an agreement to undertake a “potato impact cluster” project in Bangladesh. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) and a consortium of Dutch businesses joined hands to share their experience and best practices with potato farmers in Bangladesh to improve supply chain in potato sector of Bangladesh. An amount of Euro 900,000 has been allocated for this three-year project, said the Bangladesh Embassy in…

World Potato Congress Inc. Launches Webinar Series

The World Potato Congress (WPC) is looking to increase its networking role for the global professional potato value chain, especially during the interval between congresses. As a result, WPC is setting up a webinar series to bring potato professionals together by offering  presentations to share inspiring and innovative knowledge or visions. On Monday, February 25, 2019 at 9 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, WPC President, Romain Cools, will introduce this new communication approach…

Syngenta Launches Minecto Pro Insecticide in Potatoes, Fruit and Vegetable Crops

Syngenta Canada Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of Minecto® Pro foliar-applied insecticide for broad-spectrum control of key pests in potatoes, apples, pears, and a variety of vegetable crops. Minecto Pro delivers rapid activity through two complementary active ingredients – abamectin (Group 6) and cyantraniliprole (Group 28). Both active ingredients use translaminar movement within the plant to achieve excellent coverage, providing a reservoir of activity for extended residual control of targeted…

Solynta Expands Its Executive Team

Solynta, a potato breeding and biotechnology company, announced it has appointed Charles Miller as its commercial director. Miller brings more than 20 years’ experience in leadership roles in the seed industry to Solynta. Before joining Solynta, Miller led Chromatin Inc.’s international business development and sales as vice-president. He was a principal in the sorghum company MMR Genetics/Richardson Seeds, and after its acquisition by NuFarm, became the global development manager for NuFarm’s sorghum…

New Innovative Potato Product

W.P. Griffin Inc. is pleased to announce that we are launching “Potato CuisineTM “ Microwaveable Mini Potatoes with selected spices from around the world. These quick and convenient trays only take 6 minutes in the microwave. “We have been working on this new product line for close to two years. It is exciting to see this new and innovative product being supported by Sobeys, Foodland and select Co-op stores from Ontario and…

Update: 11th World Potato Congress, May 24-27, 2021, Dublin, Ireland

The World Potato Congress is the premier networking organization for the global potato value chain. The 11th World Potato Congress will welcome partners from across the globe to support research in this sector, while making vital connections on a global stage. The Congress will provide an excellent opportunity for the potato industry to network, make new business connections, engage with the global audience and secure contracts whilst attending WPC 2021.   For the…

European Potato Growers Concerned About Ban of an Anti-Germinative

The European potato sector is concerned by the possible ban from July 31 of the anti-germinative Chlorpropham (CIPC), which is used to prevent the germination of the tubers while they are in storage. It is currently approved for the 2018/19 campaign, but it seems that it could not be authorized for the next campaign, as the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has advised against it. The vote on the renewal of the…

Excitement Building for Canada’s Agriculture Day

With less than a month to go before Canada’s Agriculture Day, Canadians are once again invited to celebrate the food they love. Canada’s Agriculture Day will be held on February 12 this year, marking the third annual celebration of the agriculture industry and all others who play a role in bringing food to our tables. “It’s our biggest celebration of the year. Canada’s Agriculture Day showcases all the amazing things happening in…

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