Cavendish Farms is asking the P.E.I. government to double land ownership limits for potato farmers warning of threats to the 'long-term sustainability' of the industry due to decreasing yields.
Syngenta Canada announces the registration of Vibrance Ultra Potato as a new seed treatment for the suppression of pink rot and control of other seed and soil-borne diseases, including late blight.
Cold wet October weather in P.E.I. is making harvest difficult for eastern producers.
Health Canada is proposing to cancel all uses of mancozeb, except for use on greenhouse tobacco, due to unacceptable risks to human health and the environment. The re-evaluation removes the exception that allowed foliar application of mancozeb on potatoes.
McCain Foods appoints Danielle Barran to country president of McCain Foods's Canadian division, who assumed full responsibility on August 20, 2018.
Nominations are now open for the Farm Management Canada's (FMC) 2018 Wilson Loree Award, honouring those who have made contributions to agricultural business management practices and expertise in Canada. The nomination deadline is October 5, 2018, with the winner accounced during the Agricultural Excellence Conference on November 27 in Winnipeg, Man.…
Cavendish Farms announced July 30, 2018 it will be closing its fresh produce packaging facility in O'Leary, P.E.I., due to a shortage of potatoes. The closure will affect 40 employees.
The AgriRisk Initiatives Program, dedicated to exploring and developing risk management products and services, has been renewed under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership.
Harris and Winston Callaghan were awarded the Potato Producer of the Year award during the P.E.I. Potato Blossom Festival.
Sarah Woodside was awarded the role of P.E.I Potato Ambassador during the Potato Blossom Festival farmers' awards banquet.
If it wasn’t for a single rainfall event, Robert Irving, the president of Cavendish Farms, says the 2017 potato growing season could have been a disaster. To meet the challenge of dry weather conditions, Irving says industry leaders and the government need to come together and find a sustainable solution. Supplemental…
Thompson Potato Company Inc., a potato packaging company in Prince Edward Island, received funding from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. The funding will go toward upgrades that will make the company more efficient and contribute to its plans for long-term, sustainable growth.The upgrades at Thompson Potato Company Inc. in Victoria…
For Dan Breen, soil is a living, active bio-system that needs protecting. It's like the "skin" of the earth, he believes, and much like people cover their bare skin when going outside in the winter, fields too need covering to protect them from the elements.
Colorado potato beetle. Potato virus Y. Dickeya. Disease and pests that plague potato growers continue to grow and evolve. So too do the rules and regulations that monitor the use of pesticides and seed treatments.
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