With renewed funding, the Potato Growers of Alberta (PGA) will continue to run pest and disease programs to help the Alberta potato industry during the 2019 growing season, according to an update by agricultural director Thomas McDade.
Potato farmers in P.E.I. are planting more mustard to ward off wireworm and boost crop yield.
A research scientist at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in P.E.I. is looking for natural ways to deal with click beetles and wireworms that cause damage to potatoes.
Eight spore traps have been set up in potato fields across Ontario to help detect spores of late blight, according to Eugenia Banks' latest potato update.Two spore traps are located in the Shelburne-Melancthon areas at D & C Vander Zaag Farms Ltd. and two others in the Alliston area at…
Ever since becoming widely used in Canada in the late 1990s, neonicotinoid pesticides have helped keep Colorado potato beetle (CPB) populations in check. But the pest could be poised for a comeback, due to growing CPB resistance to neonics and the prospect of the Group 4 insecticides being banned from…
Lso (zebra chip pathogen) has been detected in small numbers of potato psyllids in two sites in Alberta, but no zebra chip symptoms or pathogen has been found in any potato plant tissue yet.During three years of sampling for potato psyllids (Bactericera cockerelli) across Canada, we foundsmall numbers in Alberta…
While there are no "silver bullets" for combating wireworm, with ongoing research, Island farmers do have more options.Christine Noronha, of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, has unveiled an effective wireworm trap. "The trap is a very simple light trap, called the NELT. It uses a solar powered light source to attract…
Researchers are hoping Canadian potato growers will soon be able to use an innovative approach to control wireworms. This method uses just a few grams of insecticide per hectare applied to cereal seeds that are planted along with untreated seed potatoes. It provides very good wireworm control for the whole…
Post-harvest potato storage expert Todd Forbush of Techmark Inc. in Lansing, Mich., says quality potato storage requires just two things: quality storage facilities and quality potatoes to store.
July 27, 2016, Prince Edward Island – While some areas on P.E.I. got a thorough soaking over the weekend, others are still thirsty for moisture. Water levels are still low in some areas of the province, reports CBC. | READ MORE
Canadian potato storage holdings lowest in five yearsCanadian potato storage holdings, with includes all sectors, are the…
Alberta Potato Growers updates on 2019 Growing Season programsWith renewed funding, the Potato Growers of Alberta (PGA) will…
Neonicotinoids: most uses on potatoes remain unchangedLate last week, the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA), a…
Minister Bibeau tours AAFC Fredericton Research CentreMinister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau toured the Agriculture…
2019 Training Session for Potato ScoutsMon Jun 03, 2019 @10:00AM - 03:30PM
Potato Association of America Annual Meeting Sun Jul 28, 2019
Process Expo 2019 Tue Oct 08, 2019
Alberta Potato Conference and TradeshowTue Nov 19, 2019