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No more potato wart found in 2 P.E.I. fields

No more potato wart found in 2 P.E.I. fields

March 05, 2021
Seed potato exports from Prince Edward Island to the United States halted last fall now closer to resuming.
HZPC Americas welcomes Aron Derbidge

HZPC Americas welcomes Aron Derbidge

February 11, 2021
HZPC Americas Corp. hired Aron Derbidge as Sales and Key Account Manager. According to a press release issued today, the company notes that Aron brings with him over 10 years of experience developing and marketing seed potatoes in the U.S. and Canada.
Potato-washing facility to pay $1,000 fine over 'regretted' waste water spill

PEI Potato washing facility fined over waste water spill

January 25, 2021
The owners of a potato facility in New Annan confirm they will not dispute a CAD 1,000 fine they received following a spill of waste water at the end of 2020.
PEI Potatoes 'Made To Enjoy'

PEI Potatoes 'Made To Enjoy'

January 20, 2021
PEI Potatoes will be on the small screen once again this year, with a brand new message and commercial. 'Made to Enjoy' is a new approach for PEI Potatoes, aimed more at the end consumer than our previous campaigns.
Estimate of Canadian Potato Production December 4, 2020

2020 Potato Production in Canada: a slight drop overall, but huge changes by province

December 14, 2020
Potato Production in Canada for the year 2020, is estimated at 104,203,000 hundredweight. This is down 1.4 million hundredweight or 1.3 percent below de production in 2019.
Winter cover crop research yields positive results for environment

Winter cover crop research yields positive results for environment

December 08, 2020
In humid climates, there is a high risk of topsoil loss from erosion on bare soil as well as nitrogen from fertilizers leaking or leaching from the soil into water sources, which can cause groundwater pollution.
P.E.I. Potato Board elects new executive team

P.E.I. Potato Board elects new executive team

December 01, 2020
Wayne Townshend has been named chairman. Townshend has been on the board for five years serving as a seed director.
Presence of Potato wart (Synchytrium endobioticum) confirmed in Prince Edward Island

Presence of Potato wart (Synchytrium endobioticum) confirmed in Prince Edward Island

December 01, 2020
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has recently confirmed the presence of potato wart in two fields on a farm in Prince Edward Island (PEI). Potato wart is a regulated quarantine pest in Canada.
Canadian Potato Crop and Harvest Update October 26, 2020

Canadian Potato Crop and Harvest Update October 26, 2020

October 27, 2020
Potato harvest in Canada is complete in most provinces with the exception of Quebec, according to this final crop report of the season prepared by the United Potato Growers of Canada
Rick Peters, vegetable pathologist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in Charlottetown, says scab is increasing on P.E.I. because of changing weather patterns. (Kirk Pennell/CBC)

Canadian Scientists Look for Ways to Grow Scab-Resistant Potato

October 06, 2020
Two research scientists on P.E.I. have spent their summer trying to grow a better potato, more resistant to scab and greening, which are both costly problems for potato growers.
Canadian Potato Crop and Harvest Update September 18, 2020

Canadian Potato Crop and Harvest Update September 18, 2020

September 22, 2020
As the first day of fall arrives, the potato crop in Canada is in varying stages of growth and/or harvest. The United Potato Growers of Canada provide an update.
Cavendish Farms opens Potato Research Centre in New Annan, PEI

Cavendish Farms opens Potato Research Centre in New Annan, PEI

September 19, 2020
Cavendish Farms’ new Potato Research Centre in New Annan, Prince Edward Island officially opened on September 17, 2020 with a ribbon cutting with Dennis King, Premier of Prince Edward Island, and company officials.

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