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Potato News from Canada

2020 CPMA Convention and Trade Show Cancelled
In light of the rapid escalation of safety precautions to decrease the transmission of COVID-19, the CPMA Board of Directors and 2020 CPMA Convention and Trade Show Organizing Committee have made the difficult decision to cancel the event.
Monday, March 23, 2020
Large research project looks to combat major potato disease
More than $3 million is being invested in studying a major cause of potato yield reduction in Prince Edward Island and other spud-growing areas in Canada.
World Revised Figures Show Halt in Rise in Potato Production
The increase in world potato production stalled in 2018 and failed to recover significantly in 2019. World output slipped by 1.5% to 368.247 million tonnes in 2018 figures just released by the UN Food & Agriculture Organisation show.
PEI Potato Farms Using New Decision Support Tools to Improve Use of Crop Protectants
A growing number of Prince Edward Island potato farms are taking advantage of new technology to improve their use of crop protectants, including fungicides used to prevent late blight.
Cheez-It* Makes a Crunch in Canadian Market
Cheese obsessed Canadians now have another reason to be grate-ful! As of early January 2020, Kellogg Canada is bringing Cheez-It* Baked Snack Crackers – made with real cheese baked into every little square – to Canadians from coast-to-coast.
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Potato Industry to be Highlighted at Charlottetown Trade Event & Conference Next Month
The International Potato Technology Expo and conference returns to the Eastlink Centre in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island next month, February 21 & 22. The event welcomes those who grow and package potatoes...
Thursday, January 16, 2020