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Ontario’s Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) released its Guide to Weed Control for Hort Corp for 2019. The guide is now available online.
A P.E.I. family-owned farm operation, Eric C. Robinson Inc., is closing the potato growing and packaging portion of its farming division to focus on the soybeans, forage and barley it already produces.
Cavendish Farms in New Annan, P.E.I., which processes potatoes into french fries, is importing what it says is a "record number" of potatoes from other locations to the Island this winter.
As of Feb. 5, 2019, 250 Canadian potato growers have participated in the Canadian Potato Council’s survey on mancozeb use, which will be submitted to the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) to assist with the re-evaluation of the fungicide. The proposed final re-evaluation decision for mancozeb, which suggests cancelling all…
BASF launches its Sefina insecticide for use on soybean and potato crops in 2019 to protect against aphid pests.
Manitoba Agriculture Minister Ralph Eicher provided an update on the expansion of J.R. Simplot Company’s (Simplot) french fry processing plant in Portage la Prairie at Manitoba Ag Days in Brandon.
Syngenta Canada announced the launch of Orondis Gold Potato fungicide for the suppression of two common storage diseases, pink rot and Pythium leak, in potatoes, on Jan. 14, 2019.
With a myriad of potato storage systems out there in both bulk and box form, Gorman Controls knows that it’s crucial to have a ventilation system control panel that’s versatile and works with any storage design.
When it comes to controlling your potato storage ventilation system, flexibility is crucial. The end use of the crop as well as harvest conditions place varying requirements on the storage protocol. The MicroVent Vision system allows storage managers to tailor their protocol to match the requirements of the crop in…
A province in Western Canada could dethrone Prince Edward Island as the country’s top potato-producing region.
The Bank of Montreal has launched a financial relief program for potato farmers affected by P.E.I.’s adverse weather during the 2018 harvest.
Farm Credit Canada (FCC) is offering support to customers in Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick whose potato crops were impacted by an unusually wet, cold fall, causing a loss in revenue.
It's been a challenging season for P.E.I. potato farmers trying to harvest their crops. Heavy rain and cold temperatures mean farmers have had limited chances to get their potatoes out of the ground without risking damage.
A worldwide shortage of potatoes, as a result of a hot dry growing season and wet harvest, has the potential to drive up the price for potatoes.
The P.E.I. Potato Board recently elected three new directors, a new vice-chairman and a new chairman.
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