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Delegation from the Phillipines visits the PEI Potato Board
juni 16, 2024

Prince Edward Island Potato Industry Welcomes Delegation from The Philippines

The PEI Potato Board recently welcomed a 15 member delegation from the
Philippines.
Simplot's Portage la Prairie Plant
februari 13, 2024

Simplot Fertilizer and Potato Processing Plants Recognized for Energy Efficiency

A sustainable business. A healthy planet. A responsibility to all. Purposeful actions that benefit our world and the bottom line ensure successful operations at Simplot now and well into the future.
Alberta lead Canada in potato production last year. This year's potato yield totals are even higher in the province, according to the Potato Growers of Alberta. (Courtesy: CBC)
januari 08, 2024

Potato production in Alberta, Canada sees rapid growth

Potato farmers in the province enjoyed a strong harvest in 2023, after back-to-back, record-breaking production years, according to the Potato Growers of Alberta.
Renaissance BioScience and Certis Belchim enter partnership for innovative biopesticide development
november 05, 2023

Renaissance BioScience and Certis Belchim enter partnership for innovative biopesticide development

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.
NAPMN projects big increase in US potato crop
oktober 31, 2023

Big increase in United States potato crop expected

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.' (Courtesy: CBC)
oktober 30, 2023

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

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.
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Syngenta announces partnership with the Potato Sustainability Alliance to enhance on-farm sustainability reporting for potato growers
oktober 09, 2023

Syngenta announces partnership with the Potato Sustainability Alliance to enhance on-farm sustainability reporting for potato growers

Syngenta Canada announced a partnership with the Potato Sustainability Alliance (PSA) to bring on-farm sustainability insights on potato production using Syngenta’s Sustainable Outcomes for Agriculture (SOA) standard and Cropwise™ Sustainability mobile application.
UPGC Crop Update Report
juli 24, 2023

2023 Potato Crop Canada, update per July 18 – Including Planted Acreage

Statistics Canada released their first estimate of potato acreage in Canadaas a result of data obtained from their survey of potato growers in Canada.
Canadian Potato Storage Holdings Reports July 2023
juli 12, 2023

Less potatoes left in storage in Canada: Potato Storage Holdings Reports July 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.
juli 10, 2023

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

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.
Report of Canadian Potato Storage Holdings for June 2023
juni 15, 2023

Canadian Potato Storage Holdings Report for June 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.
Renaissance BioScience’s novel RNAi biopesticide technology receives Canadian regulatory approval for 2023 field studies
juni 14, 2023

Renaissance BioScience’s novel RNAi biopesticide technology receives Canadian regulatory approval for 2023 field studies

Authorization from the PMRA, following a thorough review of the company’s extensive data dossier, indicates a mutual understanding of the composition, potential and low risk of the RNAi technology.
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PEI Potato Board: Acreage of cover crops before potatoes has doubled

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.
Antioxidants, a booster shot for late blight prevention in potatoes
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2022 Canadian Potato Production
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