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Among a wide range of other activities - Agriculture and Agrifood Canada supports the Canadian Potato Industry with market information and research.

The Potato Research Centre is one of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's network of 19 research centres.
 

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Wireworms overwinter just below the frost line, at least three feet underground.
December 02, 2023

Beyond Insecticide: How wireworm behaviour gives clues to managing their population

Wireworms are a common potato plant predator, living in soil and feeding on roots. They are notoriously difficult to control, and populations are increasing in farm fields across Canada
Prince Edward Island potatoes
November 04, 2023

Building resilience in the potato sector of Prince Edward Island

In the fall of 2021, the detection of potato wart disrupted sales of Prince Edward Island (PEI) potatoes to the United States, threatening the livelihoods of thousands of Islanders.
Scott Anderson, science co-ordinator for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's research station in Harrington, came up with the name for the 'Plowdown Challenge.' (Courtesy: CBC)
October 30, 2023

Scientist challenges farmers to guess the yield of potato field grown without fertilizers

A scientist from Prince Edward Island has issued a challenge to Island farmers: Guess the yield of a potato field grown using only fertilizer left over from last year's crop.
Andrew McKenzie-Gopsill is experimenting with using a sandblaster to help manage weeds.
August 02, 2023

Researchers looking into using sandblasters to kill weeds in potato fields

Scientists are running experiments at a Harrington, P.E.I., field to see if they can better manage weeds by using a sandblaster filled with crushed walnuts, corncobs and baking soda.