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Douglas (Doug) Harley, Group Managing Director of Alexander Harley Seeds Ltd

World Potato Congress Inc. Welcomes New International Advisors

november 13, 2023
The World Potato Congress Inc. (WPC) is pleased to welcome Douglas Harley and Derek Roulston as International Advisors.
P.E.I. potatoes

Building resilience in the potato sector of Prince Edward Island

november 04, 2023
In 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.
Organic potatoes in the field

Big increase in United States potato crop expected

oktober 31, 2023
Last 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.
Scott Anderson, science co-ordinator for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's research station in Harrington, came up with the name for the 'Plowdown Challenge.'

Scientist challenges farmers to guess the yield of potato field grown without fertilizers

oktober 30, 2023
A 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.
Blair Richardson, President & CEO of Potatoes USA, could provide a speech on Changing the Conversation About Potatoes.

World Potato Congress Inc. welcomes Blair Richardson as a Board Member.

september 23, 2023
The World Potato Congress appoints Blair Richardson, President and CEO of Potatoes USA to the WPC board.
FPS and CMP Innovation Center, End2End Test Loop

FPS and CMP create innovation center to accelerate development of new technology for the food processing industry

september 12, 2023
Charlottetown 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.
Andrew McKenzie-Gopsill is experimenting with using a sandblaster to help manage weeds.

Researchers looking into using sandblasters to kill weeds in potato fields

augustus 02, 2023
Scientists 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.
Canadian Potato Storage Holdings Reports July 2023

Less potatoes left in storage in Canada: Potato Storage Holdings Reports July 2023

juli 12, 2023
As 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.
early potato

United Potato Growers of Canada (UPGC) crop update per July 6, 2023: Optimism everywhere

juli 10, 2023
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.
Potato Harvester at Seasonal harvesting of potatoes from field.

Canadian Potato Storage Holdings Report for June 2023

juni 15, 2023
As 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.
Living Labs Atlantic works with farmers and researchers to develop more sustainable agricultural methods.

Prince Edward Island potato crops benefit from eco-friendly slow-release fertilizer in new research study

juni 14, 2023
Steve 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.
The patchwork quilt of farm fields near Breadalbane.

PEI Potato Board: Acreage of cover crops before potatoes has doubled

mei 22, 2023
New numbers from the P.E.I. Potato Board show that on Prince Edward Island the acreage of cover crops grown before potatoes has doubled.


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