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How many potatoes are in storage in Canada (Total Holdings January 11 2023) ?

January 19, 2023
Total Canadian Potato Storage Holdings on January 11, 2023 are down slightly (-0.4%) over 2022 numbers for the same period, but are still 5.84% above the 3-yr. average, mostly due to the increased size of the crop in the last two years.
Peter VanderZaag, President and CEO of WPC.

As John Griffin retires, World Potato Congress announces new leadership

January 15, 2023
As John Griffin retires, World Potato Congress announces new leadership: Peter VanderZaag as President and CEO, Nora Olsen as Vice President and Brian Douglas as Director.
Greater appreciation for potatoes starts with Gen Z

Greater appreciation for potatoes starts with Gen Z

January 07, 2023
In 2020, HZPC Americas launched the multi-year project 'Potato Glory' together with the University of Massachusetts Dining Program (UMass) for the purpose of conducting research
Julio Kalazich, Ph.D., Agronomy Professor, Universidad de Los Lagos, Osorno, Chile

WPC Webinar- Potato Breeding in the South American Countries Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay

December 18, 2022
Julio Kalazich will be the speaker at the first World Potato Congress webinar of 2023 on January 24, 2023 at 9:00 am ET. He will address Potato Breeding in the South American Countries Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay in English followed by the presentation in Spanish at 10:00 am ET.
Potato Harvesting

2022 Canadian Potato Production

December 12, 2022
Statistics Canada has estimated Canadian Potato Production in 2022 to be 122,970,000 hundred weight, up 0.8% over 2021. Despite a very cold and wet spring delaying planting and very hot
Rafael Llerena, CEO of Easyfresh

World Potato Congress Inc. Webinar by Easy Fresh - International Transport & The Global Potato Value Chain

November 27, 2022
The World Potato Congress Inc. presents its sixth webinar this year on December 13, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (USA/Canada)
Gerald “Jeddy” and Joyce MacFayden and family

Potato Industry leaders honoured at Prince Edward Island Potato Board Annual Banquet

November 26, 2022
The Prince Edward Island potato industry gathered for its annual awards dinner for the first time since
2020. COVID-19 had put the banquet on hold for the past two years.
P.E.I. Agriculture Minister Darlene Compton introduced legislation this week that would give her the authority to restrict what crops can be grown in areas where potato wart has been discovered. (Legislative Assembly of P.E.I.)qqb

New bill would allow PEI government to limit what crops can be grown in potato wart index fields

November 18, 2022
The minister of agriculture of Prince Edward Island (PEI), Canada has tabled legislation that would give the provincial government a lead role in trying to prevent the spread of potato wart in the province.
UPGC: Potato harvest update Canada, October 2022

UPGC: Potato harvest update Canada, October 2022

October 24, 2022
In Canada, the potato harvest is in the final stages across the country. Most provinces have enjoyed excellent harvest conditions without the high temperatures experienced in early September nor the wet conditions of early spring.
Ellen Kouwenberg, new incoming Executive Director at World Potato Congress

The World Potato Congress Inc. welcomes its new Executive Director Ellen Kouwenberg

October 16, 2022
The World Potato Congress President, John Griffin, would like to extend a congratulations and warm welcome to their new incoming Executive Director, Ellen Kouwenberg, who will be replacing outgoing General Manager, Brian Douglas.
Alex Docherty of Sky View Farms in Elmwood, P.E.I., said a tarp barn at his farm was completely destroyed and another was severely damaged.

PEI potato farmers worried excess moisture from Fiona may damage crops

September 30, 2022
Prince Edward Island (PEI) potato farmers say they are concerned excessive moisture in the fields caused by the storm Fiona may lead their produce to rot in storage - though they hope that is not the case.
Abstracts and Presentations of the 11th World Potato Congress Inc. Dublin, Ireland are now available online

World Potato Congress Abstracts and Presentations held in Dublin now available online

August 12, 2022
Abstracts and Presentations of the 11th World Potato Congress Inc. Dublin, Ireland are now available online

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