Prince Edward Island Potato Board selects new Chairman
December 30, 2016
Rodney Dingwell of Morell was elected as the new Chairman of the Prince Edward Island Potato Board.
New Potato Tampering Incident in Halifax linked to Prince Edward Island Potatoes
November 27, 2016
Earlier today, the Halifax Regional Police announced they received a report of a needle being found in potatoes at a home in Halifax, NS Canada.
Rain delays completion of potato harvest on Prince Edward Island
November 07, 2016
Some Prince Edward Island potato farmers have had to wait longer than usual to finish their harvest because of recent wet weather, but 97% of the harvest is in.
Modern Potato Harversters make rock picking obsolete
October 25, 2016
Up until recently, Alex Docherty, chairman of the PEI Potato Board and a potato farmer in Elmwood, P.E.I., would do what most potato farmers on the Island still do today - hire rock pickers. But this fall, his new Spudnik AirSep Harvester is separating the rocks from the potatoes
Record for largest potato display back to Prince Edward Island
October 02, 2016
Prince Edward Island recaptured the unofficial record for the largest potato display, with a 140,000 pounds display at the Superstore in Charlottetown last Thursday.
Prince Edward Island Potato Industry to improve marketable yield, profitability and sustainability in 'Enhanced Agronomy Initiative'
August 20, 2016
The Prince Edward Island Potato Board, Cavendish Farms, and the PEI Department of Agriculture and Fisheries have announced the creation of the 'Enhanced Agronomy Initiative'.
World Potato Congress Board changes: who is in, who is out?
June 28, 2016
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
June 16, 2016
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
June 14, 2016
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
June 01, 2016
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.
May 22, 2016
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
April 21, 2016
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.