Advise on harvesting and handling
methods, including transport, equipment
and storage facilities as well as optimal storage variables.
IBP provides advise on all aspects of Potato Breeding including crop rotation, soil management, pest control, evaluation and improvement of yield.
IBP takes care of the testing/evaluation, registration, market introduction and commercialisation (worldwide) of its member growers’ varieties and potato seedling multiplication.
The IBP is managed by its founders: three renown potato breeders from The Netherlands and coordinates a worldwide network of agents and representatives in the most important ‘potato areas’.
Becoming an IBP Member
Everyone, wherever in the world, who has serious activities in the field of potato breeding and potato seedling growing can - in principe - join us.
Dutch potato breeders are worldwide respected and essential for the Netherlands' leading position in the world in the export of Seed Potatoes. 53% of all Seed potatoes in the world are exported by the Netherlands. Total production in the Netherlands is 1 million ton of seed. 80% is sold to 84 countries worldwide. 20% is used in the Netherlands.
The Independent Breeders Platform (IBP) is a consortium of Independent Breeders of quality new potato varieties. Most other breeders in the Netherlands are related to one company.
IBP Breeders make crossings themselves and do all the selection in the population of seedlings. When new varieties are almost ready for the market, they bring them under contract at a company. So: they have different varieties contracted at several different companies, all over the world.
Independent Breeders Platform
4286 LB ALMKERK
Tel: +31 (0)183 496063
Phone / Email
Years of Experience