The largest meeting of European potato growers - the annual specialized exhibition PotatoEurope - will be held this year September 12-13 in Germany.
Preparation for it is in full swing. About 200 exhibitors submitted applications for participation in the exhibition, including companies involved in the production of seed potatoes, fertilizers, plant protection products, and agricultural machinery. Potatoes are growing successfully at the test sites at the event venue (Ritterg ut Bockerode, near Hanover in Lower Saxony). Ideal weather conditions and well-prepared soil made it possible to land using the latest technology at the end of April.
One of the main themes of PotatoEurope 2018 will be organic farming. In collaboration with K (DN (Kompetenzzentrum (Dkolandbau Niedersachsen GmbH - Organic Agriculture Competence Center)) DLG organizes a special event on organic potatoes ”- an information platform where technology developers, service providers will present a wide range of knowledge related to successful cultivation Organic Potatoes The focus will be on selection of varieties, planting care, harvesting and various marketing aspects.
During the demonstration displays of equipment at the exhibition, emphasis will be placed on using the capabilities of optoelectronics in sorting unwashed potatoes. Forum guests will see equipment in action that can detect and remove foreign bodies during crop sorting, as well as select tubers by size and other quality parameters.
In addition, DLG and the Lower Saxony Chamber of Agriculture plan to highlight soil cultivation technologies that allow weed control without herbicides. Visitors to the exhibition will be able to inspect the experimental plots and compare the results obtained with and without chemical treatments.
More information about the exhibition can be found on the website. www.potatoeurope.de