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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

Read CHIPS in January/February

The January/February 2024 issue of CHIPS focusses on soil health and provides feedback on the Vivo agricultural expo and the Tom Burke information day. Articles on the latest market information and a recap of 2023’s world potato markets, provide insight into trends and trepidations in the potato industry. The highly topical pepper ringspot virus as well as the role of potatoes in global food security, are also explored in this issue.

Did you know?

You can now receive the latest issue of CHIPS via WhatsApp or email. 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 this issue/In hierdie uitgawe:

  • Vivo Boerebemarkingsdag in Limpopo.
  • Tom Burke-inligtingsdagterugvoer.
  • Overview of world potato markets in 2023.
  • Noord-Kaap kultivarproef onder besproeiing op Douglas in 2023.
  • Plaagdoderresidu’s en voedselveiligheid.
  • Roots of sustainability – Prof Bob Larkin gives insight.
  • Cultivating soil health.
  • Pepper ringspot-virus onder die vergrootglas.
  • Potatoes SA bursary programme recipient, Gudani Managa.
  • Reflecting on transformation activities in 2023.
  • Small-grower programmes.
  • Potato milk: The cream of the crop.
  • Illegal foreigners in your employment.

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Read previous issues

Read selected articles

Die oorlewing van Ralstonia spp. in die grond

Estimated reading time: 10 minutes In 2021, 15 jaar na afloop van die laaste aanplanting op die proefperseel waar ‘n ondersoek na die oorlewing...

Overview of world potato markets 

Estimated reading time: 16 minutes Severe weather conditions across the globe have impacted potato crops, leading to smaller harvests in the United States (US),...

Optimising fertiliser timing: The key to healthier potatoes and crispier French fries

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes The timing and amounts of different fertilisers needed to supply nutrients can interact with each other, the soil, and...

An enabling environments for Eastern Cape small-scale producers

Estimated reading time: 8 minutes Potatoes are among the most consumed staple foods in the world. Potatoes SA’s small-grower projects are part of the developmental...

The unlimited potential of waste potatoes: We want your opinion

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes The new Potatoes SA and University of Pretoria project will focus on finding alternative uses for potatoes that don't...

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

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes Soil is the upper layer of the earth’s crust and consists of a mixture of mineral particles, organic material,...

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...