EUROPLANT Pflanzenzucht GmbH is an innovative, internationally active trading company for seed potatoes. As the sales organisation of our affiliated breeding companies, we have the necessary breeding know-how and are active in more than 70 countries worldwide.
OUR VISION - We breed to feed the world and protect our planet.
OUR MISSION - We work for modern, efficient and sustainable agriculture.
We serve potatoes and are a reliable and fair partner for our customers and business partners. Our quality promise to achieve the best possible harvest benefits farmers who can rely on our potato varieties and seed potatoes. Together with our sister companies BIOPLANT Biotechnologisches Forschungslabor GmbH and Böhm-Nordkartoffel Agrarproduktion GmbH & Co OHG (BNA), breeding and propagation take place within the framework of integrated production.
Our EUROPLANT varieties are classically bred using conventional breeding techniques from non-genetically modified crossing partners.
For many years, the improvement of natural resistances and increased cultivation efficiency have been at the forefront of our variety development work.
Our range includes more than 100 types of table, processing and starch varieties. Each of our varieties is a unique combination of characters, providing excellent quality and solutions for the diverse requirements of our customers.
EUROPLANT launches four new varieties
Our successful variety breeding has produced four new varieties this year. The two table potatoes and two processing potatoes have been tested and approved by the Bundessortenamt.
The range of table potatoes is extended by the new varieties EMILIANA and FLORIDANA. The medium-early, firm boiling EMILIANA with top quality peel stands for top class salad quality. FLORIDANA, a medium-early, predominantly firm boiling variety convinces with very high tuber yields and an even tuber size in a chic export look.
The new varieties PRISKA and FAVOLA expand the range of processed potatoes. Both the early variety PRISKA and the medium-early variety FAVOLA stand for high yields and optimum chip quality. In addition, both grades are colour-stable during processing.
The quality of our seed potatoes is a result of our integrated production system.
From in vitro-culture at BIOPLANT and the production of mini-tubers and pre-basic seed potatoes at BNA, to a large number of experienced contract farmers, we control the quality of our production.
We see ourselves as a cooperation partner, which advises and supports its multipliers comprehensively to guarantee successful potato production and marketing. Because of our own pre-basic seed potato production facilities, we know about the needs of potato multipliers and farmers. You may rely on our experienced experts.
One important aspect of our competence is the production of seeds for organic farming.
We offer a wide range of resistant and superb varieties guaranteeing our EUROPLANT quality. Just like their colleagues from the field of conventional production, our organic multipliers also have many years of experience.
Mechanical cleaning and disinfection of potato storage crates
Phytosanitary measures to combat diseases along the entire potato value chain are currently more important than ever and are a basic prerequisite for high-quality seed potatoes, especially in the seed potato sector. An important element in the overall concept for preventive health protection of the potato is the proper cleaning and disinfection of the potato storage crates. This cleaning and disinfection, especially when using wooden boxes, must be carried out annually. This prevents the spread of bacterial and fungal pests in the storage phase of potatoes. For this reason, proper cleaning and disinfection of the potato crates is indispensable and belongs to the repertoire of all future-oriented seed multiplier and seed potato warehouses.
Up to now, this activity has often been done manually and with great effort. Mobile, automatic washing systems now offer solutions for effective and efficient cleaning and disinfection. The crates to be cleaned are placed on the conveyor belt of the machine by forklift truck and guided into the interior. First cleaning, then foam disinfection. The crate leaves the machine via a chute and can then be transported away. The performance of the machine varies according to the material and size of the crates. The system can handle 120 normal wooden crates per hour (dimensions 1.24 x 1.40m), 100-110 larger wooden crates (dimensions 1.24 x 1.60m).
Here you can have a look at the complete cleaning and disinfection of the potato crates. Video.
We assist our customers by offering reliably and technically tailored cultivation advice to their location. From variety selection to harvest, storage and marketing, our experts provide valuable support. Field inspections at our customers form the basis for a tailor-made variety recommendation.
Our experience and the expertise of our EUROPLANT cultivation consultants assist numerous agricultural companies in Germany and far beyond the national borders. Since 2004, we act as registered coordinators in the QS- and GLOBAL G.A.P.-System and provide our customers with advice on fulfilling the criteria.We are member in the most important German and European associations of the potato industry: for example in the Federal Association of German Plant Breeders (BDP), the UNIKA, the German Potato Trade Association (DKHV), the European Seed Association (ESA), the German Agricultural Society (DLG) and regional seed producer organizationsInformation about current field days and events are available on our website under News.
EUROPLANT at PotatoEurope 2018
After Belgium, France and the Netherlands, the time has come again from 12-13 September 2018: the international potato industry will meet at Rittergut Bockerode near Hanover, in the heart of Germany's potato stronghold. EUROPLANT Pflanzenzucht GmbH is also represented as an exhibitor. At booth E54 we will inform you about our wide range of table potatoes, starch potatoes and processed potatoes. We are looking forward to your visit!
EUROPLANT Field Days
Also this year the traditional field days of EUROPLANT Pflanzenzucht GmbH will take place throughout Germany in August and September. Visitors can find out about starch, food and processing varieties on the test fields. The EUROPLANT team advises you on all questions concerning production, storage, processing and marketing of our varieties. The series of events will start on 8 August 2018 in Wietzendorf. We look forward to seeing you!