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Potato Europe 2012

Potato Europe 2012 was held on 12 en 13 September in Villers-Saint-Christophe in France.
Potato Europe 2012 was held on 12 en 13 September in Villers-Saint-Christophe in France.
France, Belgium, Germany and The Netherlands.
France, Belgium, Germany and The Netherlands.
It was busy from early on the first day.
It was busy from early on the first day.
Tim O'Driscoll, Ken Hollingsworth, Edwin Langbroek en Jim Forst from Odenberg.
Tim O'Driscoll, Ken Hollingsworth, Edwin Langbroek en Jim Forst from Odenberg.
They were presenting their new sorting machine, which uses sensors to sort the unwashed potatoes. This has come about through their partnership with Tomra.
They were presenting their new sorting machine, which uses sensors to sort the unwashed potatoes. This has come about through their partnership with Tomra.
There was plenty of space for demonstrations.
There was plenty of space for demonstrations.
Adrian Head and Glen Burt from Herbert Engineering.
Adrian Head and Glen Burt from Herbert Engineering.
Nicolas Peyron and Paul Murphy from Odenberg were in the demonstration halls with the Halo and FPS optical sorting machines.
Nicolas Peyron and Paul Murphy from Odenberg were in the demonstration halls with the Halo and FPS optical sorting machines.
With a 360° camera the Oculus provides effective sorting, for a better quality product.
With a 360° camera the Oculus provides effective sorting, for a better quality product.
Haith Group were also in the demonstration halls with the root veg polisher. It was part of a whole line which they had on display.
Haith Group were also in the demonstration halls with the root veg polisher. It was part of a whole line which they had on display.
Duane Hill from the Haith Group.
Duane Hill from the Haith Group.
Annika Poelsma from dt Dijkstra was there in the Euro Direct stand. This is the agent for dt Dijkstra in France.
Annika Poelsma from dt Dijkstra was there in the Euro Direct stand. This is the agent for dt Dijkstra in France.
The team from Miedema: Mathilde Brenkan, Jos Broeders, Marcel Mulder, Folckert Pafforaad and Andre van de Beek, presenting their premier for unwashed potatoes.
The team from Miedema: Mathilde Brenkan, Jos Broeders, Marcel Mulder, Folckert Pafforaad and Andre van de Beek, presenting their premier for unwashed potatoes.
Hans Hoekstra and Gerard Bos from Grisnich.
Hans Hoekstra and Gerard Bos from Grisnich.
Tolsma Storage Technology: Ruud Maat, Arjan van Hassel and Pieter van Damme.
Tolsma Storage Technology: Ruud Maat, Arjan van Hassel and Pieter van Damme.
"Paulien Hoftijzer and Anne Mast from Potato Europe 2013, next year the theme will be "the next level". They want to emphasize the aspect of social media."
"Paulien Hoftijzer and Anne Mast from Potato Europe 2013, next year the theme will be "the next level". They want to emphasize the aspect of social media."
The international team were at the Koppert stand: Nichael Huber from Koppert France, Nico Harteveld van koppert bv talks to Harry Wetenkamp, Chauffeur AB Texel en Oyrille Verdun from Koppert France.
The international team were at the Koppert stand: Nichael Huber from Koppert France, Nico Harteveld van koppert bv talks to Harry Wetenkamp, Chauffeur AB Texel en Oyrille Verdun from Koppert France.
Max Largnier from Certis Europe.
Max Largnier from Certis Europe.
Jeremy Barraclough, Jonathan Caisley and Carlo Salone from Biofresh.
Jeremy Barraclough, Jonathan Caisley and Carlo Salone from Biofresh.
Aline Zaborokski from Syngenta.
Aline Zaborokski from Syngenta.
AGRO-Systemes catches the attention of the visitors in their own way.
AGRO-Systemes catches the attention of the visitors in their own way.
Albert Koops from Bayer CropScience talks to Jeroen Nijenhuis from Agrifirm Plant.
Albert Koops from Bayer CropScience talks to Jeroen Nijenhuis from Agrifirm Plant.
Various demonstrations could be seen.
Various demonstrations could be seen.
Professor Fust Toubon from Basf Agro had an amusing manner of sharing information. It was a sort of comedy act.
Professor Fust Toubon from Basf Agro had an amusing manner of sharing information. It was a sort of comedy act.
The team from BASF Agro.
The team from BASF Agro.
The new varieties from 2009-2012 were demonstrated.
The new varieties from 2009-2012 were demonstrated.
By every variety there was information card.
By every variety there was information card.
Actrice, one of the most successful varieties in recent times from Agroplant, they cannot supply enough to satisfy demand at the moment.
Actrice, one of the most successful varieties in recent times from Agroplant, they cannot supply enough to satisfy demand at the moment.
Joris van der Lee from Agro Plant.
Joris van der Lee from Agro Plant.
The potato varieties were displayed in many ways, this was the display from Roquette.
The potato varieties were displayed in many ways, this was the display from Roquette.
France Obtention.
France Obtention.
Patrick Gesse from Potato Masters.
Patrick Gesse from Potato Masters.
Francoise Bayard and Adèle Bayard from Bayard Distribution.
Francoise Bayard and Adèle Bayard from Bayard Distribution.
Jazzy is the new variety from C. Meijer. It was available for visitors to try. The Jazzy makes eating potatoes easier: buy, wash, cook and eat without pulling.
Jazzy is the new variety from C. Meijer. It was available for visitors to try. The Jazzy makes eating potatoes easier: buy, wash, cook and eat without pulling.
Willem in 't Anker and Richard Polderdijk van C. Meijer.
Willem in 't Anker and Richard Polderdijk van C. Meijer.
The 'French village' for refreshments.
The 'French village' for refreshments.
The McCain stand was very popular, visitors could have some chips here.
The McCain stand was very popular, visitors could have some chips here.
Verena Rappaport van Du Pont explains how they help to get the most out of the harvest.
Verena Rappaport van Du Pont explains how they help to get the most out of the harvest.
The Colorado beetle, a common bug.
The Colorado beetle, a common bug.
Fionnuala Desmond Irish office, Greta Broeders and Erik Appeldooren from Irish Potato Marketing.
Fionnuala Desmond Irish office, Greta Broeders and Erik Appeldooren from Irish Potato Marketing.
A few of the varieties from Bart's Potato Company.
A few of the varieties from Bart's Potato Company.
Thoma Leterme, Bart Lamaire and Javier Fernandez from Bart's potato company.
Thoma Leterme, Bart Lamaire and Javier Fernandez from Bart's potato company.
Wim Pacolet from K+S Benelux.
Wim Pacolet from K+S Benelux.
Jan Appelman explains the storage system. It is a software with a touch screen operation. All cells can be separately, so the client can choose what is important to them. It is a user friendly program which has been used for years in the bulb sector.
Jan Appelman explains the storage system. It is a software with a touch screen operation. All cells can be separately, so the client can choose what is important to them. It is a user friendly program which has been used for years in the bulb sector.
The team from Achratechniek bv: Jan Appelman, Jan-Martin Wagenaar en Guillaume van Mastrigt.
The team from Achratechniek bv: Jan Appelman, Jan-Martin Wagenaar en Guillaume van Mastrigt.
Dirk Garos and Paul O'connor proudly show their sustainability prize.
Dirk Garos and Paul O'connor proudly show their sustainability prize.
Karolina, Kasia, Marc Benning and Mariusz Karolczak van Butter Group.
Karolina, Kasia, Marc Benning and Mariusz Karolczak van Butter Group.
Leon van den Oord talks to Mark Verschuren from Herbert Engineering.
Leon van den Oord talks to Mark Verschuren from Herbert Engineering.
Daniel Bouwmeester from potato wholesaler and transport company Jac van den Oord.
Daniel Bouwmeester from potato wholesaler and transport company Jac van den Oord.
Richard van den Dolder and Nico Boonstra from Inverness Transport.
Richard van den Dolder and Nico Boonstra from Inverness Transport.
The team from Semagri Holland: Jeroen Kuin, Lammert Buwalda and Jark Kruize.
The team from Semagri Holland: Jeroen Kuin, Lammert Buwalda and Jark Kruize.
Inverness Transport with important visitors: Nico van Opstal, Mr Lever Director of the Dutch Ministry of the Economy, Agriculture and Innovation, Richard van den Dolder, Dhr. van Diepen Director of the Dutch potato organisation with Nico Boonstra.
Inverness Transport with important visitors: Nico van Opstal, Mr Lever Director of the Dutch Ministry of the Economy, Agriculture and Innovation, Richard van den Dolder, Dhr. van Diepen Director of the Dutch potato organisation with Nico Boonstra.
Jan Struik, Jan Schuringa, Vincent Verhagen and Luk Vermeulen from Agrodust pose with their industrial vacuum cleaner.
Jan Struik, Jan Schuringa, Vincent Verhagen and Luk Vermeulen from Agrodust pose with their industrial vacuum cleaner.
Alexandra van Dorssen from Climax.
Alexandra van Dorssen from Climax.
Hans van den Oever from Mooij Agro.
Hans van den Oever from Mooij Agro.
The team from Stet Holland: Jelmer Elzinga, Henk Feddes, Jacques Vergoesen and Peter Ton
The team from Stet Holland: Jelmer Elzinga, Henk Feddes, Jacques Vergoesen and Peter Ton
Johan Deprez from Deprez Construct.
Johan Deprez from Deprez Construct.
Paul Schoenaers and Errol van Groenewoud from Omnivent Techniek.
Paul Schoenaers and Errol van Groenewoud from Omnivent Techniek.
The APH Group was busy all day.
The APH Group was busy all day.
John Maljaars from Bijlsma Hercules.
John Maljaars from Bijlsma Hercules.
Sophie Lock en Robert Burns from Potato Council.
Sophie Lock en Robert Burns from Potato Council.
Boudewijn van Fraassen and Nick Jansen from LC Packaging speak to Gerard Bovee from KWS.
Boudewijn van Fraassen and Nick Jansen from LC Packaging speak to Gerard Bovee from KWS.
Marco Maljaars from ERC machinery and Pierre Vanier.
Marco Maljaars from ERC machinery and Pierre Vanier.
Zoltèn Daoda and Attila Varro from Agro Bio.
Zoltèn Daoda and Attila Varro from Agro Bio.
The bright coloured stand from KWS.
The bright coloured stand from KWS.
Potato varieties from KWS.
Potato varieties from KWS.
Ap Ruinard and Ernst Arn from KWS. In July last year KWS became independent, the fair was the perfect place to let everybody know.
Ap Ruinard and Ernst Arn from KWS. In July last year KWS became independent, the fair was the perfect place to let everybody know.
The conference hall.
The conference hall.
Ap Ruinard and Ernst Arn from KWS. In July last year KWS became independent, the fair was the perfect place to let everybody know.
Ap Ruinard and Ernst Arn from KWS. In July last year KWS became independent, the fair was the perfect place to let everybody know.
Charlie Rich and Edward Tong from TongPeal Engineering.
Charlie Rich and Edward Tong from TongPeal Engineering.
The potato varieties from Cygnetpep.
The potato varieties from Cygnetpep.
Andrew Skea from SkeaOrganics.
Andrew Skea from SkeaOrganics.
Cullen Allen: Denise Craig, Eddie Craig and Ashleigh Craig.
Cullen Allen: Denise Craig, Eddie Craig and Ashleigh Craig.
The team from Cygnetpep: Alasdair Maclennan, Juan Castella and David Niven.
The team from Cygnetpep: Alasdair Maclennan, Juan Castella and David Niven.
Dirk Stellingwerf and Hans Geling from Schaap Holland.
Dirk Stellingwerf and Hans Geling from Schaap Holland.
Pierre Vanier and David Simon, LC Packaging.
Pierre Vanier and David Simon, LC Packaging.

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