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United Potato Growers of Canada report on the 2021 Harvest

United Potato Growers of Canada report on the 2021 Harvest

October 22, 2021
The Potato harvest is in the final stages across Canada. Most provinces (with the exception of British Columbia) have enjoyed excellent harvest conditions without cool temperatures or wet conditions.
WPC Webinar: Basics of irrigation for processing potatoes and irrigation scheduling.

WPC Webinar: Basics of irrigation for processing potatoes and irrigation scheduling

October 12, 2021
World Potato Congress Inc. Webinar - November 11, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time with Netafim's Yechiam Gets, Crop Model Agronomist Presenting 'Basics of irrigation for processing potatoes and irrigation scheduling.'
United Potato Growers of Canada General Manager, Kevin MacIsaac, is Retiring After 10 Years of Service

United Potato Growers of Canada General Manager, Kevin MacIsaac, is Retiring After 10 Years of Service

September 23, 2021
Kevin MacIsaac, who has been General Manager of the United Potato Growers of Canada since October 1, 2011, announced he will be retiring this fall.
September rain Prince Edward Island may be 'too much of a good thing' for potatoes

September rain Prince Edward Island may be 'too much of a good thing' for potatoes

September 21, 2021
With more than twice as much rain as normal for September already on Prince Edward Island, there are some concerns it may be getting too wet for the potato crop.
Canadian Potato Crop Update September 6 2021

Canadian Potato Crop Update September 6 2021

September 12, 2021
Weather patterns have continued to influence the outlook for the Canadian potato crop since UPGC’s last update. Eastern Canada (particularly PEI) has received record amounts of rainfall from the remnants of Hurricane Ida.
Update on the 2021 Potato Crop in Canada (per August 19)

Update on the 2021 Potato Crop in Canada (per August 19)

August 21, 2021
The potato crop in Canada in mid-August appears to have good potential in many - though not all - regions to meet the needs of industry and to rebound after reductions.
Early 'closing in the rows' good sign for P.E.I. potato crop

Early 'closing in the rows' good sign for Prince Edward Island potato crop

July 19, 2021
Timely rains and continued warm weather has Prince Edward Island's potato crop a week to 10 days ahead of schedule, says the P.E.I. Potato Board.
The World Potato Congress Inc. Announces Willie Jacobs as its Newest International Advisor

World Potato Congress Inc. announces Willie Jacobs as its Newest International Advisor

July 08, 2021
The World Potato Congress Inc.'s (WPC) Board of Directors is very pleased to announce Mr. Willie Jacobs as its newest International Advisor from South Africa.
UPGC Canadian Potato Crop Update June 23, 2021

Progress Potato Crop Canada: Update June 23, 2021

June 29, 2021
The potato crop in Canada is in varying stages - from emergence to touching between rows. Potato growers everywhere are optimistic for the good growing conditions needed to move this crop in its early life stages.
United Potato Growers of Canada (UPGC): Planting Update May 27, 2021

UPGC: Potato Planting Update Canada, May 27, 2021

May 28, 2021
The United Potato Growers of Canada (UPGC) provide an update on the potato planting in Canada (May 27, 2021). Seeding in Western Canada is winding up, while growers in the Atlantic region are in full planting mode.
HZPC Americas hires Jill Herold as key account manager

HZPC Americas hires Jill Herold as key account manager

May 18, 2021
HZPC Americas announced that the company recently hired Jill Herold as a Key Account Manager. Jill brings over 18 years of experience in technical agronomy in potatoes, corn, soybean and other various crops, including several years focused on sustainability.
UPGC: Planting Intentions 2021 Canadian Potato Crop

UPGC: Planting Intentions 2021 Canadian Potato Crop

May 13, 2021
Potato acreage in Canada will not be officially reported until early July, so it is often helpful to take an early look at industry projections across the country. The analysis is more difficult this year as demand for potato products returns to pre-COVID levels.

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