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Smart soil bugs offer farmers an ecofriendly route to controlling crop diseases

Smart soil bugs offer farmers an ecofriendly route to controlling crop diseases

January 21, 2022
An innovative method of controlling a range of damaging crop diseases using native, beneficial soil bacteria has emerged from a research-industry collaboration.
Puerto Rico supermarket shelves empty as P.E.I. potato supply dries up

Puerto Rico supermarket shelves empty as P.E.I. potato supply dries up

January 17, 2022
Potato importers in Puerto Rico say they are not able to fill their orders to supermarkets on the Caribbean island because they can't get enough supply to fill the void created by the export ban on P.E.I. potatoes.
SENASA: ‘Zebra chip’, plaga de la papa, no está presente en el Perú.

SENASA: ‘Zebra chip’, plaga de la papa, no está presente en el Perú

January 12, 2022
El Servicio Nacional de Sanidad Agraria (SENASA) descartó la presencia de la plaga ‘Zebra Chip’ en el Perú, luego de haber analizado 169 muestras de plantas e insectos procedentes de zonas productoras de papa, en la provincia de Huancabamba, región Piura.
New Federal Ministerial Coordinating Committee on PEI Potatoes brings whole-of-government approach to help farmers affected by U.S. trade disruption

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.
Liam Glennon, Chairperson of the Local Organising Committee, Irish Potato Federation.

World Potato Congress Webinar - 'Introducing the World Potato Congress in Ireland' presented by Liam Glennon

January 04, 2022
In preparation for the World Potato Congress being held from May 30 to June 2, 2022 in Dublin, Ireland, Liam Glennon, Chairperson of the Local Organising Committee, Irish Potato Federation.
P.E.I. potato ban to U.S. expected to last into new year.

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.
Renaissance BioScience Corp. receives additional R and D funding for its yeast-based RNA technology.

Additional funding for Renaissance BioScience Corp's yeast-based RNA technology

December 03, 2021
Renaissance BioScience Corp., a leading global bioengineering company, announced today that it is receiving advisory services and additional funding of up to CAD 200,000 from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP).
Prince Edward Island farmers losing money day by day in potato export crisis.

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, Johnston’s Encourages Canadians to Support Local PEI Potato Farmers in Response to Recent Export Ban

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.
The Crop Trust and CIP Announce New Disease-Proof Potato.

The Crop Trust and CIP Announce New Disease-Proof Potato

December 01, 2021
The Crop Trust and the International Potato Center (CIP) are announcing the release of a new disease-resistant potato called CIP-Matilde.

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