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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.
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.
Presence of Potato wart (Synchytrium endobioticum) confirmed in Prince Edward Island

Presence of Potato wart (Synchytrium endobioticum) confirmed in Prince Edward Island

December 01, 2020
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has recently confirmed the presence of potato wart in two fields on a farm in Prince Edward Island (PEI). Potato wart is a regulated quarantine pest in Canada.
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.
Important Potato Diseases and Tips to Manage them in Storage

Potato Diseases and Tips to Manage them in Storage

September 18, 2020
A key requirement for a longtime potato storage is that the storage conditions match the needs and end use of the crop. These requirements of can be assessed before harvest by doing several test digs which allow to determine the distribution and level of tuber infection.
Large research project looks to combat major potato disease

Large research project looks to combat major potato disease

March 23, 2020
More than $3 million is being invested in studying a major cause of potato yield reduction in Prince Edward Island and other spud-growing areas in Canada.
PEI Potato Farms Using New Decision Support Tools to Improve Use of Crop Protectants

PEI Potato Farms Using New Decision Support Tools to Improve Use of Crop Protectants

February 14, 2020
A growing number of Prince Edward Island potato farms are taking advantage of new technology to improve their use of crop protectants, including fungicides used to prevent late blight.
Potato farmers Prince Edward Island are planting more mustard than ever

Potato Farmers Prince Edward Island are planting more mustard than ever

July 29, 2018
Potato Growers on Prince Edward Island report they are planting more mustard than ever this year.
Sherlock Separator cleans up potatoes for processing at PEI Potato Solutions

Sherlock Separator cleans up potatoes for processing at PEI Potato Solutions

February 18, 2018
Terrence McEachern of the Guardian spoke with Romana Roberts and Chris Hunt of PEI Potato Solutions on the Sherlock Separator they recently installed for the removal of foreign objects and defects, such as surface scabs or rot.
PEI Potato Solutions receives government support as the company invests in the latest sorting equipment

PEI Potato Solutions receives government support as the company invests in the latest sorting technology

January 21, 2018
The Government of Canada supports the investment in a Sherlock Separator potato sorter by RWL Holdings LTD (PEI Potato Solutions), a potato washing and sorting facility to optimize potatoes for processing prior to delivery to Cavendish Farms.

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