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The United Potato Growers of Canada board of directors met in Halifax in mid-March and reviewed the potato crop and market status across Canada. Overall potato stocks for March 1 are down 11.5 per cent, or 6.3 million hundredweight (cwt), compared to March 1, 2018. Fresh stocks are down 16.6…
The Alberta Irrigation Districts Association (AIDA) announced the release of the Irrigation District Water Quality data tool which provides online access to water quality information collected within Alberta irrigation infrastructure. The information accessed shows that the quality of Alberta’s irrigation water is generally excellent.
Marie-Claude Bibeau became Canada’s first female federal Minister of Agriculture during Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s cabinet shuffle on Mar. 1, 2019.
Farm Management Canada (FMC) and the Canadian Association of Diploma in Agriculture Program (CADAP) have launched the 2018-19 Excellence Award for Agricultural Students. The scholarship is designed designed to encourage students to improve their critical thinking, communication and leadership skills through a national competition.
Hundreds of potato growers gathered in February at the P.E.I. Potato Conference to talk about everything from soil health to alternative irrigation as well as the effects of climate change.
The former general manager of the P.E.I. Potato Board, Ivan Noonan, was among three recipients of industry appreciation awards Feb. 19 at the P.E.I. Potato Conference.
Cavendish Farms is working to develop potato seeds that can thrive in dry growing conditions on P.E.I., said the company’s president Robert Irving during P.E.I. Youth Farmers annual general meeting.
Potatoes in Canada is joining with Annex Business Media’s other agriculture publications to conduct a survey to gain a better understanding of the future of Canadian farming.
It has not been an easy year for Canadian potato growers. After having the chance to speak with growers from Manitoba to Prince Edward Island, the consensus is this year was unprecedented ¬– even for those most senior in the industry.
The build-up of snow and ice on the roof at Simplot's potato processing facility just west of Portage la Prairie, Man. has led to a shutdown.
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.
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