By Janet Kanters: Some new high tech tools will soon give farmers a way to keep weeds down, cut costs and herbicide use dramatically and work around weed resistance to herbicides.
Central Kenyan farmer Samuel Macharia is a very happy man at the moment. Last year, he signed a farming contract with the East African Potato Consortium. It states he will sell at least 2 tonnes of potatoes to food processors each harvesting season
Over the years, farmers have been grappling with a shortage of clean potato seeds affecting production of the crop.
A research team at Montana State University examines the farm management decision of whether to adopt a new, genetically engineered potato variety, in particular three GMO Innate varieties developed by Simplot.
Industrial varieties: The global market remains generally calm and unchanged. Export is quiet (South-East of Europe, West Africa), and only releases small volumes.
Potato growers are getting less than one-fifth of the price a consumer pays for their product in the shop, a conference in Dublin today heard.
in 2014 Germicopa joined the Florimond Desprez Group, a French family business founded in 1830.
On 6 February, the German Potato Trade Association welcomed around 500 guests from 16 countries to the traditional International Berlin Potato Evening.