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Potato News from Prince Edward Island

Greg Donald appointed to board of World Potato Congress
World Potato Congress recently announced that Greg Donald has joined its Board of Directors. Greg Donald has been the General Manager of the PEI Potato Board since 2009.
Monday, October 21, 2019
More bad weather? Potato farmers will take a rain check
Greg Donald, general manager of the P.E.I. Potato Board, says he hopes potato fields will be able to absorb a lot of the moisture from Tuesday's rain. Island potato farmers are hoping Tuesday's heavy rain isn't a sign of things to come.
Saturday, September 28, 2019
P.E.I. potato growers look to new varieties to help with climate change
Researchers are working on new varieties of potatoes that they hope will help growers on P.E.I. cope with the effects of climate change. Some of the newest varieties were at the Agriculture Canada research station in Harrington, P.E.I.
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
HZPC Americas grows with new employees
Over the last two years, HZPC has built a new business development team for the North American market. Led by Mr. Jeff Scramlin, this team focuses efforts in the food service and retail sectors.
Tuesday, September 3, 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.
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.