Throughout 2022, potato growers were impacted by higher production costs, largely from energy, fertiliser and transportation.
Higher Russet potato pricing could help demand for potatoes in other colors. So says David Moquist of O. C. Schulz & Sons.
Potato industry challenges posed by PCN and blackleg were among the topics discussed at the recent Cambridge University Potato Growers’ Association (CUPGRA) annual conference.
Woolworths has confirmed a major shortage that has caused the price of chips to soar, with one retailer charging an insane price per bag.
The key producing districts have seen a 3-5 per cent increase in area under cultivation this year | Photo Credit: VIJAY SONEJI.
Despite facing major challenges, New Zealand’s potato industry remains a billion dollar business.
Après une récolte 2022 jugée catastrophique, les représentants des producteurs de pommes de terre font état d’un manque de visibilité inquiétant pour la filière en 2023.
Supermarket giant Coles’ two-item buying limit on frozen potato products is yet to have an end date as Australia’s spud shortage takes a toll on the nation’s pubs and food retailers.