Baby Lou wins potato test in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Baby Lou was voted Potato of the Year at this year's "Tüffel­test" (potato test) – a competition in order to find the tastiest little (baby) potato in the Lewitz region in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Germany).

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Agritechnica 2019 - Hall 25 / booth H30

From 10-16 November Solana will exhibit at Agritechnica in Hanover (Germany) – the world’s leading international exhibition for agricultural machinery and equipment. We look forward to meeting you in hall 25, booth H30!

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International CEOs of seed industry visited breeding station in Windeby

ESA European Seed Association is the voice of the European seed industry. With more than 35 member associations in Europe and beyond, ESA represents several thousand seed businesses, as well as more than 70 direct company members, including from seed related industries. Solana is an active member and welcomed on 22nd - 23rd May, the SPO - Section Potatoes - group of international CEOs at their breeding station in Windeby, Northern Germany. The group hold their latest meeting there and were shown the breeding activities of the Solana-Group.


Successful registration of 8 potato varieties

The Solana-Group proudly announces to have successfully registered 8 new potato varieties by end of March.

The launched varieties will considerably increase the portfolio of table potatoes. As to changing environment and climate, the variety development team of the Solana-Group focus on continuous innovation.

These varieties offer various resistance and stress tolerances and deliver stable yields also under climate changes. Among other characteristics: two of them are red-skinned, we offer varieties suitable for organic use and for different world markets.

The variety-developer are in the process of testing the new varieties under differentiated conditions. With the beginning of August it will be possible to not only communicate about them but touch and experience all new varieties. Of course the new varieties will be presented on the Open Days in Emmeloord as well as at the Agritechnica in Hanover beginning of November.


Solana structures its variety development

The Solana Group forms the divisions in research, variety breeding and product management. From 1 January 2019, Jacob Eising will take over the newly created position of Variety Development Manager. In this key role, Mr. Eising will coordinate all activities of the Solana Group in the areas of research, pre-breeding, variety breeding and product management. These intense coordination activities will enable the Solana-Group to offer more targeted potato varieties to customers as well as to the markets.

In his new role, Jacob Eising will directly report to Torsten Spill, Solana's General Manager for variety development and potato seed production. In addition to his role as Variety Development Manager, Mr. Eising continues to coordinate the international product management among others also the varieties for Den Hartigh.

We wish Jacob Eising every success in his new cross-group assignment.


New managing director at OOO Solana RUS

Andreas Tetzel has been announced as the new managing director of OOO Solana RUS with effect from 1st November 2018.

He succeeds Burkhard Flüß, who has led the company through a five-year transitional period. Mr. Flüß leaves the Solana Group and we wish him all the best for his professional future.

Andreas Tetzel reports to Torsten Spill who is the managing director of SAKA Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH. We are looking forward to the successful cooperation with Andreas Tetzel, who together with his team will promote the further expansion of the distribution of high-quality seed potatoes in the Russian Federation.


Personnel changes in sales department

Solana Group has strengthened its management team with a head of sales. As of 15th of February 2018 Tobias Mette is responsible for the national and international sales activities of Solana.

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

We wish our customers and business partners a merry Christmas and a happy and healthy, successful New Year 2018!