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Cofounder, Maxime Dumont Analyzing Nutrient Concentration Using LENS™

LENS™ fertilizer management tool offers real time insight in 13 nutrients in potato plants

Noviembre 16, 2022
Ag start-up Picketa Systems announces the release of their Leaf Evaluated-Nutrient System, LENS™. The LENS™ fertilizer management tool offers real time insight in 13 nutrients in potato plants.
Xiu-Qing Li in lab, holding potato tubers.

Hot Potato! Canadian research into heat-tolerant potato genes builds on award-winning study

Noviembre 15, 2022
In the classic children’s game, nobody wants to be the one left holding the 'hot potato'. This also rings true for farmers, as rising global temperatures are bringing new meaning to the term.
McCain Foods Canada and fcc support potato farmers applying regenerative agriculture

McCain Foods and Farm Credit Canada support potato farmers financially to boost regenerative agriculture

Noviembre 02, 2022
Potato Processor McCain Foods (Canada) teams up with agricultural lender Farm Credit Canada (fcc) to support potato farmers financially when they investment in regenerative agriculture.
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Dominic Levesque taking samples in Picketa customers’ potato fields to take back and analyze. (Courtesy: Picketa Systems)

Saving Time on Potato Plant Tissue Testing with Picketa

Junio 14, 2022
Time is paramount when testing potato crops before spraying and fertilizer applications, which is what Picketa’s new product is all about. For their final engineering project, four University of New Brunswick students decided to help potato growers.
Picketa Systems raises CAD 300,000 to launch real-time plant sample analysis in the Atlantic Canadian potato industry

Picketa Systems raises CAD 300,000 to launch real-time plant sample analysis in the potato industry in Atlantic Canada

Mayo 02, 2022
New Brunswick agricultural technology company, Picketa Systems, closed their CAD 300,000 pre-seed investment round to deploy their innovative plant nutrient analysis and decision support system to the Atlantic Canadian potato industry.
Sonier says the board's seed committee came up with the name, Red Fox, because of its potential for marketing as the Island's red potato.

Los productores canadienses estudian una nueva variedad de patata: Red Fox

Diciembre 10, 2021
Los productores de patata canadienses están buscando nuevas variedades que puedan resistir el cambio climático global y sobrevivir en las nuevas condiciones.
Timber river couple Jonathan Kummer and Emily Ryan.

Nova Scotia Couple Heeds the Call of The Family Farm, Sets Down New Brunswick Roots

Noviembre 05, 2021
The Covid-19 pandemic moment was a 'now or never' moment for Jonathan Kummer and Emily Ryan. The couple was living well and working in Halifax with an organizational design firm called Symplicity Design – until Covid-19 happened.
McCain Foods Bolsters its Data Science Capabilities with Investment in Fiddlehead Technology

McCain Foods increases its stake in FMCG Data Analytics specialist Fiddlehead Technology

Febrero 05, 2021
McCain Foods Limited has acquired a significant minority share of New Brunswick-based data science company Fiddlehead Technology.
Satellite view of the McCain Foods Grand Falls Facility (Courtesy: Google Maps)

Canadian Government announces support for McCain Foods - Grand Falls expansion plans

Febrero 02, 2021
Today the Government of Canada announced CAD 5 million financial support for the implementation of the new potato specialty line planned at the McCain Foods Grand Falls facility.
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Drought dries up potato harvest revenue in New Brunswick

Drought dries up potato harvest revenue in New Brunswick

Octubre 15, 2020
With the harvest season underway, the impact of summer's drought-like conditions is being unearthed in New Brunswick. Due to a lack of rainfall during the growing season, potato farmers say their yields are down significantly for fall 2020.
Potato farmers in Atlantic Canada are worried about their supply with COVID-19 and extreme weather conditions causing complications.

Could acreage cutbacks, drought and quick COVID recovery cause potato shortage in Eastern Canada?

Agosto 19, 2020
Potato farmers in Atlantic Canada are worried about their supply with COVID-19 and extreme weather conditions causing complications.
McCain Foods will distribute 20M pounds of potatoes to help combat food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

McCain Foods Donates 20 Million Pounds of Potato Products to Combat Food Insecurity During Pandemic

Abril 16, 2020
McCain Foods announced a donation of up to 20-million pounds of potato products to support Food Banks Canada, Second Harvest, and other local food security organizations across the country.

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