News on The Potato Supply Chain from Northern America
Beyond Insecticide: How wireworm behaviour gives clues to managing their population
December 02, 2023Wireworms 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 Ray Keenan, others at Awards Banquet
November 30, 2023The 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 launches new subsidiary, Presia Ag Insights, focused on potato yield forecasting, harvest time optimization and enhancement of on-farm sustainability practices
November 30, 2023McCain Foods has announced the launch of Presia Ag Insights ("Presia").
UTIA PhD Student Bioengineers Potato Plant to Detect Gamma Radiation
November 29, 2023PhD student Rob Sears engineered the potato plant, also known as a phytosensor, to indicate high radiation levels through changing leaf fluorescence.
Potato growers can use AI to monitor and predict potato nutrition in real time
November 28, 2023Potatoes 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.
PepsiCo Announces Agriculture Accelerator Projects to Support Farmer Livelihoods, Scale Sustainable Innovation and Accelerate Regenerative Agriculture Across the Globe
November 27, 2023PepsiCo recently announced the third year of its global agriculture program, the Positive Agriculture Outcomes (PAO) Accelerator, by backing eight new innovation projects across nine countries.
Side Delights Shares Insights that Potatoes Pay Off During the Busy Holiday Season and Beyond
November 23, 2023Side Delights shares insights on the retailer benefits of incremental potato sales through the holiday shopping season and beyond.
Potato LEAF’s Leadership Institute Class of 2024 Announced
November 20, 2023The Potato Leadership, Education, and Advancement Foundation (Potato LEAF) is pleased to announce the 2024 class of the potato industry’s Leadership Institute.
World Potato Congress Inc. Welcomes New International Advisors
November 13, 2023The World Potato Congress Inc. (WPC) is pleased to welcome Douglas Harley and Derek Roulston as International Advisors.