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....

Would you pay one euro per tuber for seed potatoes? If you are a professional potato farmer, you would need quite a big bank loan. However, according to an article in Maaseudun Tulevaisuus, price is rarely an issue for household potato growers, especially when seeking for specialties.  Thus, it is only positive, when special varieties awake interest among homegrowers to test something new and learn about differences between varieties....

The European Food Safety Authority Efsa has published its annual report on pesticide residues in food. The results of the 2015 analysis are excellent from the Finnish perspective: food produced in Finland is cleaner than anywhere else. This is great news for Finnish food producers, as consumers nowadays pay more and more attention to what they eat, and are willing to pay for clean and safe food. To read the full report click here....

So far April has been a little colder than average in Finland, which has delayed the start of field works. Potato farmers estimate that they are about two weeks behind normal schedule. In southwestern Finland the planting of early potatoes has started a couple of weeks ago, but nightfrosts have slowed down the growth there too.                       Planting of early potatoes in Lokalahti, Finland. Picture: Anssi Väättänen...

We are currently planning our sales and production for the coming sales season 2017-2018. If you are interested in making a sales or purchase contract with Luonnosta, please contact Antti Kuusisto (+358 400 256 367) or Olga Andreeva (+358 40 709 4843) for further discussions....