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Idaho’s Spud School 2018

Ask The Plant Academy is hosting Spud School 2018: Breaking Potato Quality and Yield Barriers, on January 15-16, in Fort Hall, Idaho. READ MORE  

Spud Smart Webinar: Potato Storage

Storage losses have declined substantially over the years as storage facilities and storage technologies like ventilation systems and temperature sensors improve. Basic storage management recommendations themselves, however, have remained relatively unchanged for many years. On, Wednesday, November 29 at 1 p.m. Eastern, we will hear from Dr. Robert Coffin, potato researcher at Potato Consulting Services Inc., Prince Edward Island, and Todd Forbush, an engineering/storage specialist with Techmark, Lansing, Michigan, who will discuss…

2017 Alberta Potato Conference & Trade Show

Register today for the 51st annual Alberta Potato Conference & Trade Show. This year’s show provides an opportunity to come together with other growers and industry representatives for three days of learning and networking. The membership will hold their annual general meetings on both the 15th and 16th, and growers are encouraged to join in on the discussions. This year’s theme: Effective Decision Making The Alberta Potato Conference & Trade Show will…

2017 Irrigation Show & Education Conference

The Irrigation Show and Education Conference goes Nov. 6–10, 2017, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. With up to 5,000 attendees, 300 exhibitors and education offerings, the Irrigation Show provides something for everyone. Delegates will find ideas, innovation, technology and best practices that can make a powerful difference in their business. From the newest products and most exciting business technology trends to the comprehensive education sessions and incredible networking…

2017 Dickeya and Pectobacterium Summit

Two bacteria threatening the potato industry worldwide is the focus of the 2017 Dickeya and Pectobacterium Summit Nov. 9 in Bangor, Maine, convened by the University of Maine. Plant pathologists, researchers and scientists from The Netherlands, Scotland and five U.S. states will present the latest information on the bacteria — Dickeya and Pectobacterium — that cause blackleg disease, an emerging potato seed problem. The Potato Disease Summit, which goes from 8 a.m….

Youth Ag-Summit kicks off in Brussels

Brussels, October 9, 2017 – Today marks the kick-off of the 3rd edition of the Youth Ag-Summit, with 100 bright young talents from around the world arriving in Brussels, Belgium, to tackle one of humanity’s biggest challenges: how to feed a growing population in a more sustainable manner. Organized by Bayer, together with the two Belgian young farmers associations Groene Kring (GK) and Fédération des Jeunes Agriculteurs (FJA), the summit aims to…

Potato Expo 2018 to feature live streaming

Potato Expo 2018 will feature live streaming via ‘The Eye,’ a live streaming network covering activities taking place during the annual event. The Eye reporters will cover the excitement from the show floor in addition to in-depth interviews. Celebrating its 10th year, Potato Expo 2018 is expected to be the largest in its history, drawing more than 2,000 attendees and over 180 exhibiting companies. Potato Expo takes place Jan. 10-12, 2018 at…

Potato Europe 2017 welcomed 10,000 visitors, despite weather

Despite the cancellation of Day 1 of Potato Europe (Wednesday, Sept. 13) and the less-than-perfect weather on Day 2, the 270 exhibitors were able to welcome around 10,000 visitors on Thursday, Sept. 14. The trade fair was opened by the mayor of the Noordoostpolder, Aucke van der Werff. By pushing the button, he started the harvesting demonstrations. The harvested potatoes of variety Innovator went straight into the box-filling demonstration and storage lines….

Webcast: Seed Potato Certification

The Plant Management Network (PMN) has released a new presentation to help potato consultants, growers and other practitioners in Canada and the U.S. learn about the basics of seed potato certification. Seed certification provides assurance to growers that seed-borne potato diseases are kept under acceptable levels, and helps the industry consistently provide high quality products to consumers. The webcast, developed by Robert D. Davidson, professor and extension specialist at Colorado State University,…

Potato Variety Demonstration, CDC South, Alberta

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry’s Crop Diversification Centre South (CDCS) in Brooks is holding a Potato Field Day on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, starting at 1 p.m. Over 100 potato cultivars will be on display, and specialists will be on hand to provide more information on CDC’s variety development initiatives. Agenda: Potato Program and Potato Variety Evaluation Trial(s) – AB, with Dr. Michele Konschuh AAFC National Potato Breeding Trial and Accelerated Release Program,…

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