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Wireworms overwinter just below the frost line, at least three feet underground.

Beyond Insecticide: How wireworm behaviour gives clues to managing their population

december 02, 2023
Wireworms are a common potato plant predator, living in soil and feeding on roots. They are notoriously difficult to control, and populations are increasing in farm fields across Canada
PEI Potato Industry Recognizes Deserving Individuals at Awards Banquet

PEI Potato Industry Recognizes Ray Keenan, others at Awards Banquet

november 30, 2023
The 2023 PEI Potato Industry Awards Banquet was held in Charlottetown and four very deserving members of the industry were recognized at the event.
Tractor harvesting potatoes

McCain Foods launches new subsidiary, Presia Ag Insights, focused on potato yield forecasting, harvest time optimization and enhancement of on-farm sustainability practices

november 30, 2023
McCain Foods has announced the launch of Presia Ag Insights ("Presia").
Yulin Hu, left, and Nasim Mia, right, are experimenting with hydrogen production at UPEI using sources such as potatoes, sawdust, and UV light.

Researchers at UPEI experimenting with making hydrogen from potato peels

november 30, 2023
Researchers at UPEI are experimenting on food scraps, wood and UV light to produce hydrogen gas.
Potato field

Potato growers can use AI to monitor and predict potato nutrition in real time

november 28, 2023
Potatoes are the premier vegetable crop in Canada, with CAD 1.5 billion nationwide in potato receipts in 2021. The agricultural significance of potatoes is particularly prominent in provinces like New Brunswick, the home of McCain Foods Limited, the world’s largest potato processor.
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.
Gefu Wang-Pruski, Acting Dean and Principal, Faculty of Agriculture

Well-known potato researcher appointed as Acting Dean and Principal, Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie

november 06, 2023
A well-known potato researcher, Dr. Gefu Wang-Pruski will commence a one-year term as Acting Dean and Principal, Faculty of Agriculture at Dalhousie University, effective October 30, 2023.
Renaissance’s acrylamide-reducing yeast has shown promising results in large-scale industrial trials in baked goods and snack foods, as well as in lab scale tests in fries and coffee.

Renaissance BioScience and Certis Belchim enter partnership for innovative biopesticide development

november 05, 2023
Renaissance BioScience, a leader in bioengineering microbes for the global agriculture and food industries, has signed a joint development agreement (JDA) with Certis Belchim, a global leader in the development of crop-protecting biocontrol agents that combat agricultural pests.
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.
The Little Potato Company spreads a little holiday happiness with new campaign.

The Little Potato Company spreads a little holiday happiness with new campaign.

november 02, 2023
The Little Potato Company, the number one Creamer potato company in North America, is making the holiday season even brighter with its A Little Holiday Happiness Is…' campaign.


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