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Dr. Peter VanderZaag, a potato farmer in Canada

Webinar: 'Aeroponics for Nuclear Seed Potato Production: History, Status and Challenges'

January 19, 2021
The World Potato Congress is extremely pleased to present its next webinar on Thursday, February 18, 2021, with Dr. Peter VanderZaag, a potato farmer in Canada and due to COVID-19, now an armchair consultant involved with numerous potato projects in Asia and Africa.
Jeff Veysey Retires from McCain after a remarkable 44 year, single company career

McCain Foods Canada appoints new VP Foodservice Sales as Jeff Veysey retires after 44 years with the company

December 18, 2020
McCain Foods announces leadership changes to its Canadian Foods Service Sales Team. With an outstanding 44 years of service, Jeff Veysey has decided to retire on December 31, 2020.
Estimate of Canadian Potato Production December 4, 2020

2020 Potato Production in Canada: a slight drop overall, but huge changes by province

December 14, 2020
Potato Production in Canada for the year 2020, is estimated at 104,203,000 hundredweight. This is down 1.4 million hundredweight or 1.3 percent below de production in 2019.
Winter cover crop research yields positive results for environment

Winter cover crop research yields positive results for environment

December 08, 2020
In humid climates, there is a high risk of topsoil loss from erosion on bare soil as well as nitrogen from fertilizers leaking or leaching from the soil into water sources, which can cause groundwater pollution.
Seven flavours in various-sized bags part of recall

Food Recall Warning - Certain Miss Vickie's brand Kettle Cooked Potato Chips recalled due to Possible Presence of Pieces of Glass

November 05, 2020
Miss Vickie's Canada is recalling certain Miss Vickie's brand Kettle Cooked Potato Chips from the marketplace due to the possible presence of pieces of glass.
Canadian Potato Crop and Harvest Update October 26, 2020

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

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.
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)

Canadian Scientists Look for Ways to Grow Scab-Resistant Potato

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

Carcross/Tagish First Nation Harvest Heirloom Potato Crop

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

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.

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