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Aroostook County potato experts expect high quality crop in 2021

Aroostook County potato experts expect high quality crop in 2021

September 14, 2021
Aroostook County agricultural growers are predicting a higher quantity and quality of potato crop than was produced in 2020, due to the less severe weather this summer.
Heat, drought stress Red River Valley potato crop, resulting in quality, yield reduction of table stock

Heat, drought stress Red River Valley potato crop, resulting in quality, yield reduction of table stock

August 29, 2021
The toll that hot dry weather took on the Red River Valley 2021 potato crop won’t be visible until harvest begins in a few weeks, but it’s already clear it has affected yields and quality.
Identification of Elite Potato Clones with Resistance to Late Blight Through Participatory Varietal Selection in Peru

Identification of Elite Potato Clones with Resistance to Late Blight Through Participatory Varietal Selection in Peru

August 26, 2021
Potato is the most important crop in Peru and late blight is the main disease affecting the crop. However, new varieties that are resistant to late blight often lack other traits that farmers and consumers prefer.
New University of Maine research hub to focus on Potato Virus Y

New University of Maine research hub to focus on Potato Virus Y

August 22, 2021
Greater understanding of the biology of one of the most destructive plant viruses to potato crops will be the focus of a research hub at the University of Maine.
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.
Big win for Alberta potato growers

Big win for Alberta potato growers

April 12, 2021
A team effort led to Alberta being declared Potato Cyst Nematode (PCN) free – improving trade prospects for producers.
P.E.I. seed potatoes cleared for export to U.S. after no more wart found

Prince Edward Island seed potatoes cleared for export to United States after no more potato wart found

March 26, 2021
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has lifted its voluntary suspension of export certification for P.E.I. seed potatoes, allowing trade to the United States to resume.
No more potato wart found in 2 P.E.I. fields

No more potato wart found in 2 P.E.I. fields

March 05, 2021
Seed potato exports from Prince Edward Island to the United States halted last fall now closer to resuming.

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