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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.
Peak of the Market's Potahto Week Returns to Winnipeg February 21 - March 1

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

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

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.
Rains keep Manitoba potato growers on edge

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

This Year's Lack Of Potatoes in Manitoba Is Described As An Anomaly

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.

Expanding potato sector in Manitoba not stressing on seed, despite tight supplies

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

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

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

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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