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2011 Prince Edward Island potato conference and trade show

Wednesday, February 16, 2011
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2011 Prince Edward Island Potato Conference and Trade Show

Wednesday February 16

th, 2011

Credit Union Place, Summerside PEI

The registration fee for the conference is $20, which includes a buffet lunch. Those interested in attending are asked to call 1-866-PEI-FARM by February 11. The storm date is February 17.


9:00 Welcome, Brian Douglas - Deputy Minister

PEI Department of Agriculture

9:10 Potato Disease Management from Seed to Storage

Dr. Rick Peters, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

10:00 Results from 2010 Lime Trial - effects on pH changes, yields of potatoes and rotation crops,and potato scab

Dr. Robert Coffin P.Ag., Potato Consulting Services Ltd.


Trade Show and Coffee

11: 00 Green Manures and Organic Amendments to Manage Verticillium Wilt.

Dr. Mario Tenuta, University of Manitoba

11:45 Update from PEI Potato Board


Trade Show


Dinner and Trade Show

Greetings - Hon. George Webster

Minister, PEI Department of Agriculture

1:00 2011 Fusarium Seed Piece Decay Testing Service Launch

Brian Beaton P.Ag., PEI Department of Agriculture

1:15 Industry Updates – Wireworm, Pesticide Registrations, Sustainable Ag. Program

Brian Beaton P.Ag., PEI Department of Agriculture

1:30 Identifying Planting and Harvesting Efficiencies

Randal Jewell, HJV Equipment

2:00 Cavendish Farms Nitrate Committee - Research results and strategies to reduce nitrate leaching in a sustainable potato production system

Dr. Zenaida Ganga P.Ag., Cavendish Farms

2:30 Results of 2010 virus trials- visual and laboratory detection of PVY in seven potato varieties

Dr. Robert Coffin P.Ag, Potato Consulting Services Ltd.

3:00 Virus Trial and Post–Harvest Test Results From 2010

Mary Kay Sonier, PEI Potato Board

3:30 Closing Comments

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