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Potato Wart

No Potato Wart detected in Canada

maart 14, 2023
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has completed its 2022 national survey for potato wart and confirms that potato wart was not detected in the soil samples tested from the fields where the samples were collected.
PEI Farmers destroys his potato crop by putting it through a snowblower. An estimated 250 million pounds of PEI potatoes were destroyed in 2022 due to the Federal government’s restrictions.

PEI Potato Board Seeks Removal of Export Restrictions on PEI Potatoes in the Light of IAP Report

februari 06, 2023
The PEI potato industry welcomed the final report of the International Advisory Panel (IAP) on Potato Wart that was presented to industry and government on January 16, 2023.
Dr. Bourlaye Fofana oversees plant growth in the Harrington Research Farm greenhouse on PEI.

Selenium: a booster shot for late blight prevention in potatoes

februari 02, 2023
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) scientists have discovered that selenium, a micronutrient and anti-oxidant activates genes in potatoes that boosts the plant's immunity and helps in the prevention of late blight.
CPB potato leaves protected by RenBio RNAi yeast

Renaissance BioScience Corp adds Senior Executive Expertise to Push Commercialization of its RNA Production and Oral Delivery Platform Technology

december 03, 2022
Renaissance BioScience Corp., a leader in bioengineering for the global agriculture and food industries, has retained the services of S. Brad Griffith to assist Renaissance in commercializing its RNA production
P.E.I. Agriculture Minister Darlene Compton introduced legislation this week that would give her the authority to restrict what crops can be grown in areas where potato wart has been discovered. (Legislative Assembly of P.E.I.)qqb

New bill would allow PEI government to limit what crops can be grown in potato wart index fields

november 18, 2022
The minister of agriculture of Prince Edward Island (PEI), Canada has tabled legislation that would give the provincial government a lead role in trying to prevent the spread of potato wart in the province.
A ban on exports of P.E.I. potatoes to the U.S. last fall led to the destruction of hundreds of millions of pounds of potatoes. (Courtesy: Mary Kay Sonier/PEI Potato Board)

No sign of potato wart in 5,000 Prince Edward Island soil samples tested so far

juli 23, 2022
With testing completed on 5,000 Prince Edward Island (PEI) soil samples collected by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency from March to June no potato wart has been found.
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On Nov. 21, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency imposed a ban on exports of P.E.I. potatoes to the United States and Puerto Rico after potato wart was found in two fields. It lasted until April 1. (Courtesy: Shane Hennessey / CBC)

Time to permanently retire fields with potato wart, a Prince Edward Island legislative committee says

mei 09, 2022
Fields, where potato wart has been found, should be taken permanently out of any type of agricultural production, a P.E.I. legislative committee is recommending.
Officials from the P.E.I. Potato Board meeting in Ottawa on the suspension trade in fresh P.E.I. potatoes with the U.S., Dec. 2, 2021. Courtesy: P.E.I. Potato Board

Third detection of potato wart 'no surprise', say P.E.I. Potato Board and CFIA

maart 14, 2022
The P.E.I. Potato Board said it is 'no surprise' that there has been a third detection of potato wart, this one found in soil samples taken in October 2021.
Bags of Prince Edward Island potatoes are unloaded from a transport truck on Dec. 8, 2021, in Ottawa as the potato industry lobbied the federal government to overturn the export ban. Courtesy: Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press

Prince Edward Island resumes export of potatoes to Puerto Rico

februari 13, 2022
The United States has agreed to let imports of Prince Edward Island table stock potatoes to Puerto Rico resume. United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack made the announcement in a news release last week.
New Federal Ministerial Coordinating Committee on PEI Potatoes brings whole-of-government approach to help farmers affected by U.S. trade disruption

Government Canada establishes committee to restore market access for PEI fresh potatoes to the United States

januari 11, 2022
The Government of Canada is committed to restoring market access for PEI fresh potatoes to the United States and supporting PEI farmers impacted by trade disruptions.


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