An app to smartly identify plant pests and diseases
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Modern technology put to practical use for potato growers: A smartphone app developed by The James Hutton Institute in Scotland … Read More

Deciphering potential climate change impacts on potato production
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Recent extreme weather events such as heat and drought, and unprecedented heavy rain have resulted in reduced bulking and encouraged … Read More

Technology to boost quality of processed potatoes
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Pulsed Electric Field (PEF) technology has become a buzz term in the potato processing industry the past few years. This new technology is said to … Read More

Bryan Hart: Fighting the powdery scab battle
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Project PT16002 is a three-year project examining if different field soils affect the development of powdery scab in potato crops … Read More

Chip Group update
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2019 sees the Potatoes New Zealand Conference and with that the announcement of our two big Chip Group, Industry Awards. … Read More

Registered Exporters
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A list of registered exporters for the 2018-2019 period can be found on the MPI website.  

Eco-friendly potato skin packaging
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It was widely reported in the media during September that Italian designers Simone Caronni, Paolo Stefano Gentile and Pietro Gaeli … Read More

Safer fries? An acrylamide solution from Norway offers hope
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Acrylamide in refined food is a growing and serious concern among international health authorities. Zeracryl AS in Norway collaborated with … Read More

Top chip shops put on the map
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By Gemma Carroll  It’s been a quieter period for the Chip Group, as Chip Fest has passed and business as usual has taken a back-seat … Read More

Managing powdery scab
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By Gemma Carroll  Information sourced from Dr Calum Wilson’s article in Potatoes Australia, with his permission.  A four year research programme at the Tasmanian Institute of … Read More

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