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Oct 16, 2013

Potato Europe 2013 – lively exchange on potato quality through potassium and magnesium fertilisation plus chips for tasting

Featuring 250 exhibitors from 17 countries Potato Europe 2013 took place on September 11 and 12 in the “Northeast Polder.” This is the largest seed potato district in the Netherlands with approximately 7000 hectares.
K+S KALI GmbH had the opportunity not only to provide but also to exchange information regarding the positive effects of potassium and magnesium fertilisation. During the two-day event approximately 15,000 visitors from 49 countries were present.

 

Farmers, customers, journalists and advisers visited the booth and expressed their interest in professional information and exchanged ideas with the staff of K+S KALI GmbH.

K+S KALI GmbH booth at the Potato Europe 2013. (Photograph: K+S KALI GmbH)

Eye and taste catchers

To show deficiency symptoms, K+S KALI GmbH exhibited potato plants which demonstrated how the lack of potassium, magnesium, boron and other key nutrients can effect plants. In addition the company supplied advisors in the field with the popular Pocket Guide of Deficiency Symptoms which includes information regarding the diagnosis and elimination of nutrient deficiency symptoms. K+S KALI GmbH also provides support for identifying deficiency symptoms using photos and descriptions on the website http://www.kali-gmbh.com/deficiency-symptoms.

Nutrient deficiency symptoms on potato plants. (Photograph: K+S KALI GmbH)

For the first time, K+S KALI GmbH offered sample chips, which were partially salted with KaliSel® instead of salt (NaCl). The potatoes were fertilised with Patentkali® to fulfil high quality standards for the production of chips. During the fair, the focus at KALI’s booth was on the positive influence on the processing of the potatoes fertilised with potassium and magnesium. First reactions indicated that salt reduction using KaliSel® maintains the chip’s great taste.

Potato chips from potatoes fertilised with Patentkali®. (Photograph: K+S KALI GmbH)

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