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World Potato Congress Inc. Welcomes New International Advisors
november 13, 2023The World Potato Congress Inc. (WPC) is pleased to welcome Douglas Harley and Derek Roulston as International Advisors.
Building resilience in the potato sector of Prince Edward Island
november 04, 2023In the fall of 2021, the detection of potato wart disrupted sales of Prince Edward Island (PEI) potatoes to the United States, threatening the livelihoods of thousands of Islanders.
Big increase in United States potato crop expected
oktober 31, 2023Last month, the North American Potato Market News (NAPMN) projected the US 2023 potato crop to come in at 429.6 million hundredweight (cwt), more than 37 million cwt more than last year's unusually small crop.
Scientist challenges farmers to guess the yield of potato field grown without fertilizers
oktober 30, 2023A scientist from Prince Edward Island has issued a challenge to Island farmers: Guess the yield of a potato field grown using only fertilizer left over from last year's crop.
World Potato Congress Inc. welcomes Blair Richardson as a Board Member.
september 23, 2023The World Potato Congress appoints Blair Richardson, President and CEO of Potatoes USA to the WPC board.
FPS and CMP create innovation center to accelerate development of new technology for the food processing industry
september 12, 2023Charlottetown Metal Products Ltd (CMP and FPS Food Process Solutions (FPS) launch an Innovation Center located at CMP’s manufacturing complex on Prince Edward Island, Canada.
Researchers looking into using sandblasters to kill weeds in potato fields
augustus 02, 2023Scientists are running experiments at a Harrington, P.E.I., field to see if they can better manage weeds by using a sandblaster filled with crushed walnuts, corncobs and baking soda.
Less potatoes left in storage in Canada: Potato Storage Holdings Reports July 2023
juli 12, 2023As of July 1, 2023, total Canadian Potato Storage Holdings are reported to be down 34.9% over 2022 numbers for the same period, and lower than the 3-yr. average.
United Potato Growers of Canada (UPGC) crop update per July 6, 2023: Optimism everywhere
juli 10, 2023The 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.
Canadian Potato Storage Holdings Report for June 2023
juni 15, 2023As of June 1, 2023, total Canadian Potato Storage Holdings are reported to be down 3.3% over 2022 numbers for the same period, and higher than the 3-yr. average.
Prince Edward Island potato crops benefit from eco-friendly slow-release fertilizer in new research study
juni 14, 2023Steve Watts from Genesis Crop Systems Inc. along with six farmers participated in the Living Labs Atlantic project to test out a slow-release nitrogen fertilizer, also called enhanced efficiency nitrogen.
PEI Potato Board: Acreage of cover crops before potatoes has doubled
mei 22, 2023New numbers from the P.E.I. Potato Board show that on Prince Edward Island the acreage of cover crops grown before potatoes has doubled.