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We all know that potato is a versatile ingredient in cooking. Potatoes can also be used for example in making beauty lotion or biodegradable packing material. Potatoes even supply power; many remember the experiment in chemistry classes, where a lightbulb was lit with the help of a few tubers and couple of other supplies. A recently published study presents yet another, valuable role for the potato: peacemaker. After potatoes arrived to Europe and their cultivation her began, the productivity of farming...

Finland celebrates 100 years of independence on the 6th of December 2017. The Independence Day is a national holiday, which means our office will be closed. In urgent cases you can reach us by phone.  ...

According to North-western European Potato Growers (NEPG) estimations, the potato yields in the large potato producing countries (The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France and United Kingdom) are 17.7 % higher than last year and over 15 % higher than five-year average. Part of the reason is the 6 % average increase in total potato producing area in these countries. Some farmers have had challenges to fit all potatoes to storages, which has led to cheap lots being offered in the market. Generally,...

Potato breeders host their annual open days events again next week in Holland. The seed potato companies have variety shows and other program arranged at their premises for potato professionals. Antti and Olga from Luonnosta will be visiting there. Please give us a call, if you wish to meet with us there!...

For several years already, Luonnosta has provided also other products, such as root vegetables, cabbages and onions, in addition to potatoes. Thanks to our broad supplier network, we can also offer more exotic products: such as sweet potatoes or butternut squash. We can arrange also smaller deliveries of specialty products (minimum one pallet) with flexible delivery times thanks to our numerous contacts. The most recent product trial took place last weekend. Our first test delivery of organic avocados was successfully delivered...

The annual PotatoEurope trade fair takes place again next week, 13-14 September. This year the event gathers potato professionals to Emmeloord, Holland. There will be around 250 exhibitors and some 15 000 visitors are expected. The trade show offers numerous demonstrations, latest knowledge and the possibility to meet potato professionals from all over the world. Antti Kuusisto and Olga Andreeva from Luonnosta will be visiting PotatoEurope. If you wish to meet up, please do not hesitate to contact Olga or Antti! Click to...

Parts of the Southern Ostrobothnian potato growing area suffered from night frost in the beginning of this week. In many areas the temperature went subzero for several hours. It is likely that tuber sizes in the damaged areas will remain smaller, even though the final impacts on the crops will only be seen when harvesting begins. In the rest of the country, the crops at the moment are estimated to be good, though the growth is about a week or two...

The summer holiday season has begun in Finland and also at Luonnosta. Nevertheless, there will be at least one person working each week during the summer. We will be on holiday as follows: Kyösti 26.6.–16.7. Olga 6.7.-30.7. Heidi 6.7.-30.7. Antti 17.7.-6.8....

Our office is closed on Friday the 9th of June due to our annual feedback day. We will have breaks during the day in order to respond to any urgent matters....