Potatoes in Canada

Virtual Event
Canadian Potato Summit 2021
February 3, 2021 at 12:00pm ET

The Canadian Potato Summit is your yearly update for what’s happening in the Canadian potato industry. Join industry members and growers in a virtual format to stay updated on research, industry projects and the latest field insights.

This interactive event will arm you with tools and information you need to kick off a successful growing season.

The Canadian Potato Summit has been approved for a total of four CCA-CEU credits in the areas of Soil & Water Management, Integrated Pest Management, Crop Management and Professional Development.

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12:00 pm – 12:05 pm
Opening Remarks

Speaker: Stefanie Croley, editorial director, Potatoes in Canada

Live Speaker Session 1 – CanPEDNet update

Speakers: Dr. Mario Tenuta and Dr. Dmytro Yevtushenko

The Canadian Potato Early Dying Network (CanPEDNet) is a Canada-wide network of projects working on PED with growers across the country. In this session, Mario Tenuta with the University of Manitoba and Dmytro Yevtushenko, University of Lethbridge’s potato research chair, will share an update on the research happening within the program.

Live Speaker Session 2: Potato breeding update

Speaker: Vanessa Currie, Potato Research Program, University of Guelph

Vanessa will give an update from the University of Guelph’s research program, including variety trials and a pathology study.

1:50 pm to 2:00 pm

Live Speaker Session 3 – Industry panel discussion: United Potato Growers of Canada

Speakers: Kevin MacIsaac, General Manager, United Potato Growers of Canada;
Terence Hochstein, Potato Growers of Alberta;
Greg Donald, P.E.I. Potato Board
Wayne Rempel, Kroeker Farms

3:00 pm
Closing remarks

On-Demand Sessions

Sessions on disease and pest management and crop management options - stay tuned for details.

Winter cover crop research update

Speaker: Dr. Judith Nyiraneza, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, P.E.I.

Wireworm control strategies

Speaker: Dr. Haley Catton, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Lethbridge, Alta.

Product Demos

Frequently Asked Questions About Canadian Potato Summit 2021

When, Where & How?

Canadian Potato Summit 2021 will take place virtually on February 3, 2021 at 12:00pm ET via Zoom.

Join us from wherever you’re most comfortable – mobile, iPad or computer! We will email you an access link to the event the morning of the event. If you don’t see the link, please check your junk folder. If you unable to locate the link to join – please email events@annexbusinessmedia.com.

Why Virtual?

The inaugural Canadian Potato Summit first took place virtually. Since then, attendees from around the world have noted how much they enjoyed the flexibility, informal, affordable and safe environment the summit offers.

What’s Included?

Your registration provides you with VIP access to the live sessions, on-demand recorded content and product demonstrations. CCA & CEU credits will also be available.

Sponsor Now

To participate as a sponsor in this event, please contact for more information:
Michelle Bertholet, Publisher | 204-596-8710
Quinton Moorehead, National Account Manager | 204-720-1639