Monday, May 29, 2023

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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

Read CHIPS in May/June

In the May/June issue of CHIPS, we focus on numerous aspects that are important for successful potato production in the country. Besides reporting back on potato sales at fresh produce markets, we also look at baseline and market dynamics, resistance management of tuber moth and Tuta, an emerging farmer project in KZN and research regarding airfrying technology and potatoes. You can also read about a financial training session for developing farmers hosted by Potatoes SA.

In hierdie uitgawe/in this issue:

  • A feasibility study of waste potatoes.
  • Markets – local and international.
  • Optimal fertilisation.
  • Suidwes-Vrystaat-kultivarproewe onder besproeiing.
  • The role of sulphur in potato production.
  • Ralstonia-oorlewing.
  • Airfrying technology and potatoes.
  • Eastern Cape smallholder farmers’ day.

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Anthorn Farming: Award-winning production in action

Estimated reading time: 9 minutes It is Anthorn Farming’s quality produce, high yields and basic production practices that make it stand out among its...

Soil health in a nutshell

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Intensifying interest in potato production in Clewer and Kriel

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes Mpumalanga is one of South Africa’s provinces with such a diverse geographical zone, that potato production is possible in...

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...