Special agro-machinery edition of PotatoEurope

Wed 11/05/2016 by Richard Wilkinson
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Experience the actual processing quality of equipment under real-life conditions

Dynamic demonstrations are the cornerstone of the PotatoEurope event – taking place September 14-15 in Villers-Saint-Christophe in France – and are set to play an even more significant role this year. They will now be conducted on 23 irrigated hectares of the Magnum variety, with three main sections:

  • harvesting,
  • reception/storage, and
  • optical sorting.

A total of 23 demonstrations have now been confirmed: 15 harvesters (AVR, Dewulf, Grimme, Pouchain, Ploeger and Ropa), 3 optical sorting areas for washed potatoes (Dewulf-Miedena, Tomra and Visar Sorting) and 5 receiving areas (Downs – AVS, Eurodirect-Dewaele Briche, Dewulf-Miedena, Grimme and AVR).

Increasing the area made available for harvesting naturally maximises visitors’ options for observing and appreciating the demonstrations, giving them more time to make comparisons and allowing them to choose their future investments. The harvesting demonstrations will be arranged in three groups, letting visitors focus their attention on their own particular area of interest.


  • Group 1 will feature self-propelled three and four-row harvesters.
  • Group 2 is devoted to two-row towed and self-propelled harvesters.
  • Lastly, Group 3 will feature only towed one or two-row combined models.

Final schedules will be posted on the PotatoEurope website: www.potatoeurope.fr/index.php/en/

About PotatoEurope

PotatoEurope is an international event dedicated to potatoes that takes place each year in one of the event’s four partner countries (Germany, Belgium, France, the Netherlands). After three years abroad, it comes back to France this year with the hope of repeating the success of the last time the event was here in 2012. Over 10,000 visitors, including 3,000 from 50 other countries are expected.

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