Saturday, January 28, 2023

This month in CHIPS

The year has barely begun and persisting challenges seem no less daunting. Producers must consistently face issues relating to rising input costs, politics, and load shedding. It may be true that times are indeed tough for the country as a whole, but now is not the time to lament the current hardships. Instead, we should do our best to focus on what’s ahead.

This year, Potatoes SA – through CHIPS – will continue to stand by producers and other value chain role-players to ensure that 2023 is a year of planned success and greater resilience, which will allow farmers to continue producing even under unfavourable conditions. South African agriculturists are known for their resilience and adaptability, and their willingness to do whatever it takes to put food on the table. This is proven in every issue of CHIPS. This month, read all about the EU Green Deal, potato price drivers, dry matter content, biannual plantings, and the power of potassium in potatoes.

Did you know?

You can now receive the latest issue of CHIPS via WhatsApp or email. Potatoes SA’s publisher, Plaas Media, can provide you with a digital copy of CHIPS while you wait for your printed version to arrive in the post. For more information, send an email to

In hierdie uitgawe:

Chips is Potatoes SA’s magazine about the South African potato industry for potato producers and interested parties.
  • Dr Kobus Laubscher: Die aartappelbedryf sê dankie en totsiens.
  • Innovation should determine the way forward.
  • PIDT visits transformation projects in Limpopo.
  • Deductions as a sanction or recovery of damages.
  • Anthorn Farming: Award-winning production in action.
  • Gevare en risiko’s wanneer terbufos oormatig toegedien word.
  • Paving the way for rural development and female empowerment.
  • Tegniese evaluasies: Sertifisering bevestig kundigheid.
  • Rapid classification methods of potatoes.
  • Herstel van lande wat nie meer geskik is vir verbouing nie.
  • Potatoes SA fuels young farmer’s passion.
  • Ceres/Koue Bokkeveld- en Noord-Kaapse kultivarproewe.

To download the current PDF version of CHIPS, click here or visit to download the digimag.

Read previous issues

Read selected articles

Soil health in a nutshell

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes Soil is the upper layer of the earth’s crust. It consists of a mixture of mineral particles, organic material,...

Intensifying interest in potato production in Clewer and Kriel

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes At the heart of the district development model lies a commodity mapping approach driven by a feasibility benchmark. Mpumalanga...

What the EU Green Deal means for potato production in SA

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes The European Commission stipulates that the European Union’s (EU) production activities become climate-neutral by 2050. The EU Farm to...