Harvesting
The potato person who said many years ago "A potato storage is not a hospital" was absolutely right. Diseased or bruised tubers do not get better in storage. Tubers bruised at harvest are easily invaded by soft rot or Fusarium dry rot, which can cause serious economic losses in storage.Harvest…
Nov. 29, 2016, Canada – Canada's potato production was 105.2 million hundredweight (4.7 million tonnes) in 2016, up 0.5 per cent from 2015, according to the latest report from Statistics Canada. Production in British Columbia increased 41.8 per cent to 315 hundredweight per acre. Ontario, which experienced extreme summer heat and drought, saw production and yield fall 17.2 per…
Some P.E.I. potato farmers have had to wait longer than usual to finish their harvest because of recent wet weather, according to the P.E.I. Potato Board. | READ MORE
Ambra variety potatoes harvested by C&V Farms in October. Photo courtesy of Eugenia Banks.  Oct. 27, 2016, Ontario – Each growing season is different, but the 2016 season was unlike any season seen before in Ontario. Planting started later than usual due to the cold weather. The early crop planted…
Oct. 21, 2016, Canada – As potato harvest wraps up, the United Potato Growers of Canada reports conditions were generally favourable for growers across the country.  Prince Edward Island Approximately 35 per cent of P.E.I.'s potato crop had been harvested by Thanksgiving. Beautiful weather has made for excellent harvest conditions. Overall…
Oct. 6, 2016, Ontario – A quick survey indicated that about 80 per cent of the provincial potato crop has been harvested by Oct. 5, according to Eugenia Banks, Ontario potato specialist. On the chipping front, Mark Van Oostrum from WD Potato expects that most processing growers will be done…
Sept. 23, 2016, Prince Edward Island – The P.E.I. Potato Board is still concerned about saboteurs two years after needles were found in Island produce, but it's grateful to Islanders who are keeping an eye out for suspicious activity. | READ MORE
Sept. 23, 2017, Prince Edward Island – Harvest is underway in Prince Edward Island. Greg Donald, general manager of the P.E.I. Potato Board, estimates less than five per cent of the Island's crop is out of the ground at this point, mostly right into production or onto the fresh market.…
  Dec. 17, 2014, Ottawa – Statistics Canada estimates total potato production in Canada topped 102.0 million hundredweight (4.6 million tonnes) in 2014. This represents a 0.7 per cent decrease from 2013.
Dec. 9, 2013, Washington – The hot summer temperatures in Eastern Washington state shrivelled some of this year's potato crop, but industry officials still say there should be enough potatoes to go around, reports the Tri-City Herald. | READ MORE
Nov. 27, 2013, Canada – Recent stats from Statistics Canada have indicated that potato yield increased in 2013, despite a decrease in harvested area. Potato production for 2013 is estimated at 102,704,020 hundredweight (4,658,576 tonnes), up 2.6 per cent from 2012, according to Statistics Canada.Potato yield was 292 hundredweight per acre (32.7 tonnes per hectare), up 6.8 per cent from 2012. Harvested…
Nov. 11, 2013, Alberton, P.E.I. – Except for a few “little jibs here and there” that some farmers deliberately left in the field to harvest later, the general manager of the P.E.I. Potato Board has declared this year’s P.E.I. potato harvest wrapped up, according to the Journal Pioneer. | READ…
Oct. 29, 2013, Prince Edward Island – P.E.I. potato farmers are wrapping up their harvest, and are expecting good results, according to CBC News. | READ MORE
Oct. 18, 2013, Alberry Plains, P.E.I. – The rain may be finally arriving, but potato growers know they’ve been basking in some of the finest weather in years as they complete the fall harvest, writes The Guardian. | READ MORE
Sept. 19, 2013, Prince Edward Island – It won’t be another big load of potatoes this year, but the general manager of the Prince Edward Island Potato Board expects a hearty crop nonetheless, writes Farm Focus. | READ MORE
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