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Potato News from 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.
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.
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.
Prince Edward Island potato farmers receive financial support to overcome wet and cold harvest of 2018
The Canadian government of the provincial government of Prince Edward Island are providing some additional help for Island farmers following the poor potato harvest of 2018, they announced at a farm in Pownal, P.E.I., Friday morning.
A tractor and plow turning sod in a field in Huntley prior to conditions turning wet. Conditions are putting planting season behind schedule. (Courtesy: Eric McCarthy | Journal Pioneer)
Soggy weather already setting Prince Edward Island potato crop behind. Farmers are hoping to avoid a repeat of the 2018 season.
Allan Potato Equipment Manufacturing orders seven Scotts Evolution cleaners
UK vegetable harvesting and handling equipment manufacturer, Scotts Precision Manufacturing, is celebrating after receiving its biggest ever order from Canada.
Pressure continues on supply of PEI potatoes
Supplies of potatoes from Canada’s Prince Edward Island province are very tight.
Cavendish Farms invests in potato breeding to deal with climate change
Cavendish Farms is working to develop potato varieties that can thrive in dry growing conditions on Prince Edward Island, says the company’s president Robert Irving.
World Potato Congress launches Webinar Series
The World Potato Congress (WPC) is looking to increase its networking role for the global professional potato value chain, especially during the interval between congresses.
Thursday, February 7, 2019