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Prince Edward Island Potato Board Launches Podcast: Spudchat

Prince Edward Island Potato Board Launches Podcast: Spudchat

April 27, 2021
The Prince Edward Island Potato Board is excited to share with potato farmers and industry partners the launch of a new podcast, Spudchat.
Canadian Province of Newfoundland Seeking Proposals from Farmers for Large-Scale Potato Production

Canadian Province of Newfoundland looking for large-scale potato farmers

April 20, 2021
The provincial government is taking applications for 'Requests for Proposals' for farmers interested in large-scale potato production at a number of newly-cleared farmland properties on the island.
Direct-seed potatoes show no harvest hit

Low tillage potato trial showed no impact on yield and quality

January 30, 2021
The amount and quality of the potatoes coming off Chad Berry’s field last fall weren’t that much different from one side to the other, but one half came with a lot less tillage.
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.
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.
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.
Canadian Potato Crop and Harvest Update September 18, 2020

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.

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