10,000 visitors at PotatoEurope 2017
With more than 270 exhibitors from 16 countries, PotatoEurope welcomed around 10,000 visitors on Thursday, September 14th. The trade fair was opened by the mayor of the Noordoostpolder, Aucke van der Werff.
There were a total of 26 entries for the innovation award this year with an expert jury selecting five for the public to vote on for the final winners. The gold innovation award was given to BASF with the 1.4 Sight sprout inhibitor. Dr. Ir. Peter Kooman, lector potato chain and sector innovation at Aeres University, praised the innovative nature of the product as chairman of the jury. This is a new way of thinking to control sprout naturally. Gebr. MagGrow. Weststrate won the silver award while bronze went to Tolsma Grisnich with the 5M Temperature Sensor.
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