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Peak of the Market's Potahto Week Returns to Winnipeg February 21 - March 1
January 11, 2020
Registration is now open for restaurants hoping to be crowned champion during the 3rd annual Potahto Week presented by Peak of the Market. The 10-day event challenges restaurants to put forward a signature dish made with Manitoba grown potatoes...
McCain Foods Announces 2018 Top Potato Growers at Annual Manitoba Awards Banquet
January 07, 2020
Annual event caps off 40th Anniversary celebrations in 2019 highlighted by CAD 75 Million in investments at facilities in Portage la Prairie and Carberry.
Frost ends Manitoba potato harvest
November 08, 2019
Frost last week ended Manitoba’s potato harvest, leaving thousands of acres undug.
It’s the second year wet soils prevented potato farmers from getting all the crop off before heavy frost ruined it.
Potato shortage looms on Prairies
October 31, 2019
Potato processing plants in Manitoba and Alberta may not run at full capacity this winter. About 20,000 acres of potatoes were in the ground in Manitoba as of the middle of October, and growers needed two weeks of favourable weather to harvest the crop.
Rains keep Manitoba potato growers on edge
September 30, 2019
Manitoba potato growers are hoping the 2019 harvest isn’t a repeat of 2018. Harvest has been delayed in many areas after 50 to 125 millimetres of rain has fallen since Sept. 20.
La escasez de patatas de este año es una anomalía para Canadá
August 14, 2019
This Year's Lack Of Potatoes Is Described As An Anomaly
Producers were reporting storage concerns this winter as they struggled with frost-damaged potatoes and extreme cold.
April 29, 2019
Manitoba’s potato sector is gearing up to supply an expanding industry but seed supplies will be tight after a tough harvest last season. A number of producers are planning capital upgrades to keep up with the rise in demand.
Manitoba Potato Growers Cautiously Optimistic
October 16, 2018
This year has been a difficult one for potato producers in the Portage region. Shifting weather extremes have made both growing and harvesting difficult at times.
The next frontier: potato and precision agriculture
May 01, 2018
Potato cultivation has a number of quirks that make it both a prime candidate for precision agriculture and a little different than other crops
Dicamba drift a new danger for potato growers
May 07, 2017
Soybean producers are gearing up to plant soybeans that are tolerant to both glyphosate and dicamba herbicides. Potato growers should be aware that both glyphosate and dicamba drift can cause irreparable damage in neighbouring potato crops
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