Dear Sir or Madam,
During the last weekend of August, there will be XXIV National Potato Days under the slogan „Potato today and tomorrow”. This is a special edition of this event. For the first time it takes place in Kalinowa – a unique village located in the municipality of Błaszki. The new place is also connected with the new co-organizers. Companies from the potato industry (Hodowla Roślin Kalinowa Sp. z o.o., Agrosad Sp. z o.o.), agricultural self-government units (the Agricultural Chamber of Łódź Voivodeship, the Association of Polish Potato), local self-government (Municipality and City of Błaszki), as well as the Institute for Plant Breeding and Acclimatization in Radzików jointly organized this year’s National Potato Days.
XXIV National Potato Days is an event, during which each person associated with a broadly understood potato industry will find something interesting. During the fair, we would like to present you new varieties of potato – more than 100 varieties in the collection. We will present innovative technologies for planting, care, harvesting, fertilizing and protection of potato – 14 different conservation and fertilization programs. We will demonstrate the possibilities of using new technological solutions in agriculture: GPS guiding systems or drones for field scanning. Moreover, we will show you how to avoid agro-technical mistakes that affect the quality and yield of potato tubers. Furthermore, you will be able to see a collection of over 30 varieties of onion along with the effect of using various irrigation systems on its yield.
XXIV National Potato Days is also connected with the Poland’s largest potato harvest show. Potato harvests will be carried out simultaneously by from six to eight single, double and self-propelled harvesters produced by various manufacturers. The entire show will be recorded with cameras placed on harvesters and drones. The live image will be played on the LED display.
Apart from practical shows, we would like to share with you the knowledge of our domestic and foreign specialists. During the fair, they will conduct lectures concerning cultivation technologies, storage, potato variety, as well as marketing solutions and legislation.
„Potato today and tomorrow” is also a new look at the potato. During the XXIV National Potato Days, we will present you “Little Potato” – i.e. potato mini-tubers – potato of the future. This is a modern potato reproduction technology.
The culmination of this event will be the performance of artists from the Artur Rubinstein Philharmonic Orchestra in Łódź and the Grand Theatre in Łódź, who (within the framework of the Touring Festival under the name “Colors of Poland”) will present an outdoor version of the opera “Straszny Dwór” (“Haunted Manor”) composed by Stanisław Moniuszko.
We will do our best to meet your expectations and fully exhaust the subject connected with the potato during these two days.