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United Potato Growers of Canada (UPGC): Planting Update May 27, 2021

UPGC: Potato Planting Update Canada, May 27, 2021

May 28, 2021
The United Potato Growers of Canada (UPGC) provide an update on the potato planting in Canada (May 27, 2021). Seeding in Western Canada is winding up, while growers in the Atlantic region are in full planting mode.
HZPC Americas hires Jill Herold as key account manager

HZPC Americas hires Jill Herold as key account manager

May 18, 2021
HZPC Americas announced that the company recently hired Jill Herold as a Key Account Manager. Jill brings over 18 years of experience in technical agronomy in potatoes, corn, soybean and other various crops, including several years focused on sustainability.
PEI Potato Board Presents 2021 Potato Industry Recognition Awards

PEI Potato Board Presents 2021 Potato Industry Recognition Awards

April 07, 2021
Three awards were presented to well deserving industry members at the Prince Edward Island Potato Board’s monthly meeting in March 2021. In addition, the award winners will be recognized at the PEI Board Annual Banquet in 2022.
HZPC Americas welcomes Aron Derbidge

HZPC Americas welcomes Aron Derbidge

February 11, 2021
HZPC Americas Corp. hired Aron Derbidge as Sales and Key Account Manager. According to a press release issued today, the company notes that Aron brings with him over 10 years of experience developing and marketing seed potatoes in the U.S. and Canada.
Premium White Potato Market is Taking off with EarthFresh’s Polar White

EarthFresh Premium White Potato Market is Taking off with EarthFresh’s Polar White

February 08, 2021
As winter weather dominates the country, customers are encouraged to Break the Ice with Polar White potato promotion
Dr. Peter VanderZaag, a potato farmer in Canada

Webinar: 'Aeroponics for Nuclear Seed Potato Production: History, Status and Challenges'

January 19, 2021
The World Potato Congress is extremely pleased to present its next webinar on Thursday, February 18, 2021, with Dr. Peter VanderZaag, a potato farmer in Canada and due to COVID-19, now an armchair consultant involved with numerous potato projects in Asia and Africa.
P.E.I. Potato Board elects new executive team

P.E.I. Potato Board elects new executive team

December 01, 2020
Wayne Townshend has been named chairman. Townshend has been on the board for five years serving as a seed director.
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.
The Lingít K'úntsx' variety has been grown by coastal Tlingit for over 200 years

Carcross/Tagish First Nation Harvest Heirloom Potato Crop

September 29, 2020
The smallest potato from the Carcross/Tagish First Nation garden harvest this year was the size of a pea. The spud might be tiny, but its ancestors travelled a long way to get here. The Lingít K'úntsx', or Tlingit potato, has been grown in Alaska for over 200 years.
Pilot project could make growing potatoes cheaper, more accessible in the North

Pilot project could make growing potatoes cheaper, more accessible in the North

September 23, 2020
Northern Farm Training Institute will test a range of potato varieties to see which do best in Northern Canada. This pilot project could approved earlier this month could improve food security.

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