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Potato News from Canada

New Canadian potato variety named after Alliston, spud capital of Ontario
In mid-July, a new variety of potato named Alliston was officially registered with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, making it the first tater in history to take its name from the potato capital of Ontario.
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Cavendish Farms to open Potato Research Centre in Prince Edward Island
Canadian potato processing company Cavendish Farms, a subsidiary of J.D. Irving, announced last week that it will build a new potato research and plant breeding centre in New Annan, Prince Edward Island.
Ivan Noonan Receives Certificate of Appreciation from United Potato Growers Canada
The United Potato Growers of Canada (UPGC) recently presented Mr. Ivan Noonan with a Certificate of Appreciation as a founding Co-Chair of the UPGC, which was formed in 2006.
'Win-win': Better fertilizer use by farmers saves money and the environment
Dramatic increase in synthetic fertilizers has increased crop yields, but also nitrous oxide emissions
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Potato Fields on Prince Edward Island now out in blossom
Driving around on Prince Edward Island roads this time of year is particularly beautiful as the potato fields are now out in blossom.
International Potato Technology Expo Opens Bookings for 2020
The International Potato Technology Expo, a leading potato event in Canada, returns to the Eastlink Centre in Charlottetown February 21-22, 2020.