We are only weeks away from exhibiting ICL Fertilizers at the premier European potato industry event, PotatoEurope 2018, which will be held this year in Hanover, Germany 12-13th September.
Much of the conversation at this year’s event will no doubt concern the impact of the extraordinary growing conditions for the 2018 crop across most of Europe.
According to the North-Western European Potato Growers Foundation (NEPG) which represents growers in France, Belgium, Netherlands, UK and Germany, “seed problems, followed by impact of torrential rains in May, and now widespread drought with irrigation restrictions could all have a real influence on the final harvest.”
Now, perhaps more than ever, potato farmers will be looking for the latest ideas to produce a robust and quality crop, despite challenging growing conditions. They will be looking for ways to supply the nutritional needs of the potato crop so that it can reach yield potential and the quality required by the market, whether for fresh or processing.
Our team from ICL Fertilizers will be on hand at PotatoEurope 2018 to demonstrate the benefits of using nutrition solutions for potatoes provided by our Polysulphate product family: Polysulphate (standard and granular), or ICL PotashpluS®.
Potato growers and industry representatives can browse information from our trials showing differentiated fertilizer strategies. They can see crop protection comparisons along with 25 hectares of machinery demonstrations, including mechanical weed control for the first time.
An event such as PotatoEurope 2018 organized by the DLG (German Agricultural Society) in cooperation with the German Potato Industry Union (UNIKA), will provide farmers with important recommendations for future potato cultivation. Not surprisingly it is attracting global interest with visitors coming from throughout Europe and beyond.
Peter Grothues, Managing Director of the DLG Exhibitions Department explained that “We are very pleased that over 180 exhibitors from 13 countries have registered so far and we are attracting visitors from as far away as China and New Zealand.”