News on The Potato Supply Chain from Canada

International Potato Technology Expo Opens  2024 Edition This Week
February 22, 2024

International Potato Technology Expo Opens 2024 Edition This Week

A leading North American potato event is making its biennial return to Charlottetown’s Eastlink Centre, this week! Thursday and Friday, February 22nd and 23rd
United Potato Growers of Canada: February Holding Report
February 20, 2024

United Potato Growers of Canada: February, 2024 Holding Report

Total Canadian Potato Storage Holdings on February 1, 2024 totalled 74,031 million cwt which is up 8.2% over February 2023 and well above the five-year average
Simplot's Portage la Prairie Plant
February 13, 2024

Simplot Fertilizer and Potato Processing Plants Recognized for Energy Efficiency

A sustainable business. A healthy planet. A responsibility to all. Purposeful actions that benefit our world and the bottom line ensure successful operations at Simplot now and well into the future.
Nigel Crump is the General Manager for Australian Seed Potato Industry Certification Authority (AuSPICA)
February 11, 2024

Webinar on the next World Potato Congress, Adelaide, Australia will be held February 13, 2024

The World Potato Congress Inc. is pleased to offer a webinar on February 13, 2024 at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (Toronto/USA) with Dr. Nigel Crump presenting "Adelaide, Australia: Host of the 12th World Potato Congress". 
Prohibición de las exportaciones de P.E.I. El envío de patatas a Estados Unidos en 2021 provocó la destrucción de cientos de millones de libras de patatas. (Cortesía: Mary Kay Sonier/PEI Potato Board)
February 07, 2024

La Isla Principe Eduardo vuelve al mercado mundial

Después de años fuera de la escena mundial tras la detección de la sarna verrugosa en sus campos, la Isla Principe Eduardo se dispone a reclamar el podio como productora de elite.
McCain Foods Releases 2023 Global Sustainability Report
January 24, 2024

McCain Foods Releases 2023 Global Sustainability Report

The progress McCain Foods is making towards its sustainability commitments was announced with the release of the company's annual Global Sustainability Report, which includes results from the past Fiscal Year.
Alberta lead Canada in potato production last year. This year's potato yield totals are even higher in the province, according to the Potato Growers of Alberta. (Courtesy: CBC)
January 08, 2024

Potato production in Alberta, Canada sees rapid growth

Potato farmers in the province enjoyed a strong harvest in 2023, after back-to-back, record-breaking production years, according to the Potato Growers of Alberta.
Senior Research Analyst at International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
December 10, 2023

World Potato Congress Inc. Webinar in English & Spanish on potato losses on December 12

World Potato Congress Inc. is pleased to present the Webinar: "Opening the Black Box of Losses in the Potato Value Chain" presented by Luciana Delgado on December 12
Wireworms overwinter just below the frost line, at least three feet underground.
December 02, 2023

Beyond Insecticide: How wireworm behaviour gives clues to managing their population

Wireworms are a common potato plant predator, living in soil and feeding on roots. They are notoriously difficult to control, and populations are increasing in farm fields across Canada
PEI Potato Industry Recognizes Deserving Individuals at Awards Banquet
November 30, 2023

PEI Potato Industry Recognizes Ray Keenan, others at Awards Banquet

The 2023 PEI Potato Industry Awards Banquet was held in Charlottetown and four very deserving members of the industry were recognized at the event.
McCain Foods Continues to Drive Innovation in Agriculture with Launch of Presia Ag Insights
November 30, 2023

McCain Foods launches new subsidiary, Presia Ag Insights, focused on potato yield forecasting, harvest time optimization and enhancement of on-farm sustainability practices

McCain Foods has announced the launch of Presia Ag Insights ("Presia").
Yulin Hu, left, and Nasim Mia, right, are experimenting with hydrogen production at UPEI using sources such as potatoes, sawdust, and UV light. Yulin Hu, left, and Nasim Mia, right, are experimenting with hydrogen production at UPEI using sources such as
November 30, 2023

Researchers at UPEI experimenting with making hydrogen from potato peels

Researchers at UPEI are experimenting on food scraps, wood and UV light to produce hydrogen gas.
Potato growers can use AI to monitor and predict potato nutrition in real time
November 28, 2023

Potato growers can use AI to monitor and predict potato nutrition in real time

Potatoes are the premier vegetable crop in Canada, with CAD 1.5 billion nationwide in potato receipts in 2021. The agricultural significance of potatoes is particularly prominent in provinces like New Brunswick, the home of McCain Foods Limited, the world’s largest potato processor.
Douglas (Doug) Harley, Group Managing Director of Alexander Harley Seeds Ltd
November 13, 2023

World Potato Congress Inc. Welcomes New International Advisors

The World Potato Congress Inc. (WPC) is pleased to welcome Douglas Harley and Derek Roulston as International Advisors.
Gefu Wang-Pruski, Acting Dean and Principal, Faculty of AgricultureAppointment of Acting Dean & Principal, Faculty of Agriculture
November 06, 2023

Well-known potato researcher appointed as Acting Dean and Principal, Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie

A well-known potato researcher, Dr. Gefu Wang-Pruski will commence a one-year term as Acting Dean and Principal, Faculty of Agriculture at Dalhousie University, effective October 30, 2023.
Renaissance BioScience and Certis Belchim enter partnership for innovative biopesticide development
November 05, 2023

Renaissance BioScience and Certis Belchim enter partnership for innovative biopesticide development

Renaissance BioScience, a leader in bioengineering microbes for the global agriculture and food industries, has signed a joint development agreement (JDA) with Certis Belchim, a global leader in the development of crop-protecting biocontrol agents that combat agricultural pests.
Prince Edward Island potatoes
November 04, 2023

Building resilience in the potato sector of Prince Edward Island

In the fall of 2021, the detection of potato wart disrupted sales of Prince Edward Island (PEI) potatoes to the United States, threatening the livelihoods of thousands of Islanders.
The Little Potato Company spreads a little holiday happiness with new campaign.
November 02, 2023

The Little Potato Company spreads a little holiday happiness with new campaign.

The Little Potato Company, the number one Creamer potato company in North America, is making the holiday season even brighter with its A Little Holiday Happiness Is…' campaign.

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