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Presence of Potato wart (Synchytrium endobioticum) confirmed in Prince Edward Island
December 01, 2020
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has recently confirmed the presence of potato wart in two fields on a farm in Prince Edward Island (PEI). Potato wart is a regulated quarantine pest in Canada.
P.E.I. Potato Board elects new executive team
December 01, 2020
Wayne Townshend has been named chairman. Townshend has been on the board for five years serving as a seed director.
Canadian Potato Crop and Harvest Update October 26, 2020
October 27, 2020
Potato harvest in Canada is complete in most provinces with the exception of Quebec, according to this final crop report of the season prepared by the United Potato Growers of Canada
Drought dries up potato harvest revenue in New Brunswick
October 15, 2020
With the harvest season underway, the impact of summer's drought-like conditions is being unearthed in New Brunswick. Due to a lack of rainfall during the growing season, potato farmers say their yields are down significantly for fall 2020.
Pilot project could make growing potatoes cheaper, more accessible in the North
September 23, 2020
Northern Farm Training Institute will test a range of potato varieties to see which do best in Northern Canada. This pilot project could approved earlier this month could improve food security.
Rick Peters, vegetable pathologist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in Charlottetown, says scab is increasing on P.E.I. because of changing weather patterns. (Kirk Pennell/CBC)
October 06, 2020
Two research scientists on P.E.I. have spent their summer trying to grow a better potato, more resistant to scab and greening, which are both costly problems for potato growers.
The Lingít K'úntsx' variety has been grown by coastal Tlingit for over 200 years
September 29, 2020
The smallest potato from the Carcross/Tagish First Nation garden harvest this year was the size of a pea. The spud might be tiny, but its ancestors travelled a long way to get here. The Lingít K'úntsx', or Tlingit potato, has been grown in Alaska for over 200 years.
Pilot project could make growing potatoes cheaper, more accessible in the North
September 23, 2020
Northern Farm Training Institute will test a range of potato varieties to see which do best in Northern Canada. This pilot project could approved earlier this month could improve food security.
Canadian Potato Crop and Harvest Update September 18, 2020
September 22, 2020
As the first day of fall arrives, the potato crop in Canada is in varying stages of growth and/or harvest. The United Potato Growers of Canada provide an update.
Cavendish Farms opens Potato Research Centre in New Annan, PEI
September 19, 2020
Cavendish Farms’ new Potato Research Centre in New Annan, Prince Edward Island officially opened on September 17, 2020 with a ribbon cutting with Dennis King, Premier of Prince Edward Island, and company officials.
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