Author: Luonnosta

To strengthen the current international networks and implement our internationalization strategy, Luonnosta is now looking to grow its UK operations by starting a new business venture. To take this plan forward, we are a hiring a Managing Director, UK. They will be the first person employed in the organisation and will be responsible for building the operation and bringing together an innovative and energetic team. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit https://www.saxbam.com/appointment/luonnosta/ Saxton Bampfylde...

Potato Europe is organized in Germany this year. The exact location is Rittergut Bockerode, just south of Hannover. The event takes place on the 7th and 8th of September. Antti Kuusisto, Maria Kallio and Olga Aunola from Luonnosta Finland and Heero Gramsma and Michiel Groenewegen from Luonnosta Holland will be visiting the event. If you wish to set up a meeting, please do not hesitate to contact them! More information about the event: https://www.potatoeurope.de/de/...

Fruit Logistica trade fair is back again live in Berlin from 5th to 7th of April, 2022. One of the largest fruit and vegetable fairs was last organized just when the pandemic hit, in February 2020. Due to the uncertainties related to the realization of the event, Luonnosta did not enter with an own stand this year. However, Antti Kuusisto and Maria Kallio from Luonnosta Finland and Heero Gramsma from Luonnosta Holland will visit the event. If you wish to...

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Interpom trade fair is arranged this year in Belgium. One of the biggest events for the potato sector in Europe takes place in Kortrijk Xpo from Sunday 28.11. to Tuesday 30.11. Maria Kallio from Luonnosta will be visiting the fair on Monday and Tuesday. If you wish to set up a meeting, just give her a call: +358 50 511 9633....

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The Finnish Natural Resources Institute has published statistics of the 2020 potato yields. The questionnaire was sent to half of all Finnish farms, which grow potatoes for consumption and industry on an area over 5 hectares. The average potato growing area was 25 hectares per farm. The latest statistics reflect the amount of stored potatoes in mid-October. The potato area decreased about 3 % from 2019. The amount of potatoes in storage is however on the same level than last year,...

Luonnosta Finland Oy and Heero Gramsma are excited to announce the establishment of Luonnosta Holland B.V. in the Rotterdam area, Holland, very close to the harbours and the fruit and vegetable centers. Luonnosta’s strategy for several years has been to develop international business and strengthen networks worldwide. Now the time was right to take the operations to the next level with a subsidiary in Holland. The establishment will be run by Heero Gramsma, who has a vast experience and contact...

The COVID-19 will unfortunately take its toll also on the potato events this autumn. Potato Europe was supposed to take place next week in France. The decision to cancel the event altogether was made well in advance. The Open Days events by seed potato companies in Holland are somewhat a question mark for the time being. At least HZPC has announced that instead of a live gathering, they will host a virtual event called PD20 on the 4th of November. According to the...

After an exceptional and tough spring, we can finally turn our sights to the new crops and start of the potato season. The yield estimations look good around Europe, so the market is in a slight standstill at the moment. In Finland the spring was cold and June was very dry, but then in July rainfall was much higher than in average. Despite, the crops look good at the moment, and the yields will be rather good if the weather...