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World Potato Congress Inc. Announces New International Advisor
World Potato Congress President, Romain Cools is very pleased to introduce Dr. André Devaux as the newest WPC International Advisor.
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Biogas from potato waste cuts reduces greenhouse gas emissions Cavendish Farms french Fry plant
Potato Processor Cavendish Farms in New Annan, Prince Edward Island, turns potato material not suitable for french fries into biogas, reducing the plant's dependency on fuel oil by 30 per cent.
Cavendish Farms argues that legal limits on the size of PEI family farms are too restrictive
On Prince Edward Island the Lands Protection Act limits the maximum size of land a landowner or corporation can own. Robert Irving, president of processor Cavendish Farms said current limits should be doubled, so potato farmers can increase their yields.
Saturday, November 3, 2018
Prince Edward Island potato growers at the mercy of the elements
A cold spring, dry summer and wet fall are the recipe for a late end to the potato harvest on Prince Edward Island. It may take until mid November before all farmers are finished.
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Prince Edward Island introduces 'Fries with the Works' to the world
Prince Edward Island has never kept its unique potato dish 'Fries With The Works' a closely guarded secret. But with the publication of a dedicated website and an online map, it is clear Islanders want to proudly invite EVERYONE to start enjoying.
Cavendish Farms closes Fresh Pack Facility on PEI - not enough potatoes on the island
Cavendish Farms announced today that they will close their fresh pack facility in O’Leary, Prince Edward Island due to the limited availability of potatoes on Prince Edward Island
Potato farmers Prince Edward Island are planting more mustard than ever
Potato Growers on Prince Edward Island report they are planting more mustard than ever this year.
New Leadership at Food Processing Equipment Manufacturer Charlottetown Metal Products (CMP)
Food Processing Equipment Manufacturer Charlottetown Metal Products (CMP) announces new shareholders and a new leadership team.
McCain trialing multi-species cover crop blend for rotation in Canada’s potato provinces
Prince Edward Island potato growers are exploring diverse approaches to solve their low organic matter levels with cover crops
UPEI Precision Agriculture Project focused on Potato Inputs gets boosted by NSERC contribution
A five year research project to develop precision agriculture ('smart') technologies for the use of inputs in potato farming at the University of Prince Edward Island's School of Sustainable Design Engineering received support from NSERC
Thursday, April 19, 2018