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Beyond Insecticide: How wireworm behaviour gives clues to managing their population
december 02, 2023Wireworms 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 Ray Keenan, others at Awards Banquet
november 30, 2023The 2023 PEI Potato Industry Awards Banquet was held in Charlottetown and four very deserving members of the industry were recognized at the event.
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, 2023McCain Foods has announced the launch of Presia Ag Insights ("Presia").
Potato growers can use AI to monitor and predict potato nutrition in real time
november 28, 2023Potatoes 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.
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.
Well-known potato researcher appointed as Acting Dean and Principal, Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie
november 06, 2023A 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 BioScience and Certis Belchim enter partnership for innovative biopesticide development
november 05, 2023Renaissance 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.
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.
The Little Potato Company spreads a little holiday happiness with new campaign.
november 02, 2023The 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.