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)
May 23, 2019
Soggy weather already setting Prince Edward Island potato crop behind. Farmers are hoping to avoid a repeat of the 2018 season.
Allan Potato Equipment Manufacturing orders seven Scotts Evolution cleaners
April 26, 2019
UK vegetable harvesting and handling equipment manufacturer, Scotts Precision Manufacturing, is celebrating after receiving its biggest ever order from Canada.
Pressure continues on supply of PEI potatoes
March 26, 2019
Supplies of potatoes from Canada’s Prince Edward Island province are very tight.
Cavendish Farms invests in potato breeding to deal with climate change
March 05, 2019
Cavendish Farms is working to develop potato varieties that can thrive in dry growing conditions on Prince Edward Island, says the company’s president Robert Irving.
World Potato Congress launches Webinar Series
February 07, 2019
The World Potato Congress (WPC) is looking to increase its networking role for the global professional potato value chain, especially during the interval between congresses.
Potato Processor Cavendish Farms imports millions of pounds of potatoes to P.E.I.
February 04, 2019
Prince Edward Island French Fry Manufacturer Cavendish Farms is importing a larger than usual amount of potatoes from other parts of Canada and the United States to make up for a local shortfall in supply.
W.P. Griffin launches Potato Cuisine Microwaveable Mini Potatoes with Spices from around the World
January 27, 2019
Potato company W.P. Griffin Inc. is launching 'Potato Cuisine' Microwaveable Mini Potatoes with selected spices from around the world: quick and convenient potato trays that take only 6 minutes to prepare in the microwave.
World Potato Congress Inc. Announces New International Advisor
January 09, 2019
World Potato Congress President, Romain Cools is very pleased to introduce Dr. André Devaux as the newest WPC International Advisor.
Biogas from potato waste cuts reduces greenhouse gas emissions Cavendish Farms french Fry plant
December 29, 2018
Potato Processor Cavendish Farms in New Annan, Prince Edward Island, turns potato material not suitable for french fries into biogas, reducing the plant's dependency on fuel oil by 30 per cent.
Cavendish Farms argues that legal limits on the size of PEI family farms are too restrictive
November 03, 2018
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.
Prince Edward Island potato growers at the mercy of the elements
October 30, 2018
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
August 30, 2018
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.
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