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Potato News from Prince Edward Island

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.
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
Never Store Seed Potatoes in CIPC treated Storages, warns McCain Storage Export John Walsh
During the International Potato Technology Expo on Prince Edward Island (PEI) in Canada, John Walsh, Associate Principal Scientist, Potato Storage at McCain Foods, warned farmers for the effects of low levels of CIPC on seed potato performance.
International Potato Expo Marks Successful Event in Charlottetown
The 2018 edition of the International Potato Technology Expo welcomed professionals from across North America back to the Eastlink Centre in Charlottetown this past Friday and Saturday.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018