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Potato News from Prince Edward Island

World Potato Congress Board changes: who is in, who is out?
David Thompson, President and CEO of World Potato Congress Inc. (WPC) announced today the retirement of Albert Wada, after an eight year term as active member the Board of Directors. Three new international advisers were newly appointed to the Board.
Potato Farming on Prince Edward Island: Trying Something New
For years, PEI potato farmer Robert Green has been growing barley and canola in rotation with potatoes. This season, he’s decided to try something new.
Island Potato Soap
Prince Edward Island craftsman Pieter Ijsselstein is seeing quickly growing interest in his latest product: Handcrafted Potato Soap
Good Progress Potato Planting Prince Edward Island
Greg Donald, manager of the Prince Edward Island Potato Board, estimated Wednesday that between 65 and 75 per cent of the Island’s 2016 potato crop would be in the ground
Innate Potatoes won't be grown in Canada this year.
Innate Potatoes, a newly-approved, genetically modified potato variety, will not be grown commercially in Canada this year, says Simplot.
PEI Potato Industry congratulates Jennifer Harris on winning Mary Fitzgerald Industry Award
The Canadian Marketing Produce Association (CPMA) recently recognized Jennifer Harris, Marketing Director of Mid-Isle Farms in Albany, PEI, with the prestigious Mary Fitzgerald Award at their 91st Annual Convention and Trade Show in Calgary, Alberta.
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Soil Conservation a priority a Prince Edward Island Potato Farms
This week (April 17th to 23rd) is National Soil Conservation Week in Canada, and as potato farmers across Prince Edward Island are gearing up for spring planting, they are making soil conservation a priority on their farms.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Potato farmers Prince Edward Island getting ready to begin planting
Potato farmers on Prince Edward Island are getting ready to begin their planting season, thanks to this year's mild weather.
Saturday, April 16, 2016
AAFC invented wireworm trap "could be a major breakthrough"
A wireworm trap invented at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada on PEI 'could be a major breakthrough'
Ireland's favorite potato is coming to Canada - Albert Bartlett Rooster Potatoes
Ireland's favorite potato, Albert Bartlett's Rooster Potatoes are coming to Canada, just in time for Saint Patrick’s Day on March 17, 2016