The size of Northern Ireland’s retail potato market value has increased by 2.2%, or £1.0m, for the 12 months ending November 30th 2018. The latest Kantar figures show that the market was valued at £44.7m for the year.
During the 2017/18 season, an increase in planted area to 122.8 Kha was recorded. This was the second consecutive year of area increase, following the record low of 112.0 Kha planted in 2015/16.
The President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, reportedly presented the head of Russia, Vladimir Putin, with four bags of potatoes to honor the New year.
Gran Bretaña: Hundreds of British farmers pulling out of potato production, industry organization says
The fall in planted area the past season in Britain has been paired with a long-term rationalisation in the number of registered growers, AHDB Potatoes says in its annual Market Intelligence report for 2018/19.
We all know climate change is a problem — and if you’re still denying it, it’s time to get your head out of the sand. In most Canadian communities, we are exempt from feeling the real effects on a day-to-day basis.
Potato crops do not perform well in high temperatures, according to a new research paper, and that could be a problem as the weather warms with climate change.
Sacks of potatoes line both sides of the road at Alwalpur village in Jandu Singha. Distressed by a glut for the third consecutive season, farmers are unable to find buyers for the produce.
Crossroads at Big Creek is hosting a program where the University of Wisconsin and the USDA Potato Research Project grow and study a promising potato variety from Colombia in South America.