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Potatoes South Africa

Potatoes South Africa is a non-profit company incorporated under the South African Companies Act No 71 of 2008 whose main objective is to serve, protect and promote the interests of the South African potato industry.

In terms of its role in the potato industry, Potatoes South Africa operates as an organisation and its structure represents a network of participating role players and individuals who have the development and competitiveness of the industry at heart.

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6 De Havilland Crescent, Persequor Techno Park, Persequor, Park Pretoria

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Trends on fresh produce markets: Part 1

The pricing and marketing of fresh produce will remain a key topic of discussion for some time. The rest of the world has already begun to deviate from FPMs in terms of marketing of fresh produce, which includes potatoes. In…

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Tuber initiation, chip colour and internal quality of yield for 2020 on Tom Burke. Photos by Chantel du Raan.
Tuber initiation, chip colour and internal quality of yield for 2020 on Tom Burke. Photos by Chantel du Raan.
Tuber initiation, chip colour and internal quality of yield for 2020 on Tom Burke. Photos by Chantel du Raan.

Limpopo cultivar trial under irrigation at Tom Burke in 2020

The summers are very warm, while the winters are cold with black frost often occurring in June and July. One of the reasons why this region is able to make such a large contribution to the industry, is because there…

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Eastern Free State dryland cultivar trial at Warden

The Eastern Free State (EFS) is an extensive potato production region where roughly 22% of the country’s commercial potatoes are produced by 68 producers on approximately 11 703 ha. The most prominent cultivars produced for table and processing purposes in…

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EFS work group takes the lead with product trials

In the past, the trials were planted on the farms of producers willing to avail land for cultivation. Various factors compelled the work group to move the trials to Asearch Agri-Tech. This year, nine chemical and biological companies, and three…

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OFM [News]: Agri podcast

The import of potato chips, or "French fries" if you prefer, is posing a threat to the South African potato industry. This is according to Denene Erasmus, editor of Farmer's Weekly. She adds that Willie Jacobs, CEO of Potatoes South…

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CHIPS [News]: Hope comes in a potato bag

What we don’t often see or read about is the work done behind the scenes to improve potato production, processing and consumption in South Africa. Behind the proverbial PSA curtain, it is a hive of activity. Researchers are researching, varieties…

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Talana Cronjé, PSA bursary recipient spuds

"Talana Cronjé joined Potatoes South Africa’s bursary programme in 2014, while completing the third year of her undergraduate degree. She received funding for different degrees over a period of five years. She first learned about PSA’s bursary opportunities on the…

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