News on Potato Wart Disease
New bill would allow PEI government to limit what crops can be grown in potato wart index fields
November 18, 2022
The minister of agriculture of Prince Edward Island (PEI), Canada has tabled legislation that would give the provincial government a lead role in trying to prevent the spread of potato wart in the province.
No sign of potato wart in 5,000 Prince Edward Island soil samples tested so far
July 23, 2022
With testing completed on 5,000 Prince Edward Island (PEI) soil samples collected by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency from March to June no potato wart has been found.
Time to permanently retire fields with potato wart, a Prince Edward Island legislative committee says
May 09, 2022
Fields, where potato wart has been found, should be taken permanently out of any type of agricultural production, a P.E.I. legislative committee is recommending.
Turkey: Quarantine is being implemented in 26 provinces due to potato wart disease
April 28, 2022
Minister of Agriculture and Forestry of Turkey, Vahit Kirisci responded to questions of Omer Fethi Gürer's, Nigde Deputy on the status in 2022 of the quarantine the was implemented in Turkey due to potato wart disease.
Third detection of potato wart 'no surprise', say P.E.I. Potato Board and CFIA
March 14, 2022
The P.E.I. Potato Board said it is 'no surprise' that there has been a third detection of potato wart, this one found in soil samples taken in October 2021.
Prince Edward Island resumes export of potatoes to Puerto Rico
February 13, 2022
The United States has agreed to let imports of Prince Edward Island table stock potatoes to Puerto Rico resume. United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack made the announcement in a news release last week.
Government Canada establishes committee to restore market access for PEI fresh potatoes to the United States
January 11, 2022
The Government of Canada is committed to restoring market access for PEI fresh potatoes to the United States and supporting PEI farmers impacted by trade disruptions.
Prince Edward Island potato ban to United States expected to last into new year
December 18, 2021
P.E.I.'s agriculture minister says he is still hopeful potatoes in limbo won't have to be destroyed, but indications suggest restrictions on Island spuds will last into the new year.
P.E.I. farmers losing money day by day in potato export crisis
December 03, 2021
After 20 years of successful management, potato wart has closed the U.S. border again. P.E.I. farmers are five days into a suspension of trade for their potatoes into the U.S. market.
PEI based Salad Company Encourages Canadians to Support PEI Potato Farmers in Response to US Export Ban
December 01, 2021
With its roots firmly planted on PEI soil for over 74 years, Johnston’s Homestyle proudly supports local farmers while they face challenges during supply chain restrictions.