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10th World Potato Congress

The 10th World Potato Congress goes May 27-31 in Cusco, Peru, the first time the Congress will be held in South America. The 10th World Potato Congress (WPC) and the XXVIII Latin American Potato Association (ALAP) Congress is the industry’s most important scientific event worldwide. It is an excellent showcase to promote the sustainable use of potato biodiversity (with a focus on native varieties), including how to differentiate it on the market…

Potato Expo Innovation Hub 2019 Open And Accepting Submissions

Following a highly successful launch at the Potato Expo 2018, the Potato Expo Innovation Hub is now open and accepting abstract submissions for the Potato Expo 2019, the largest convention and trade show for the potato industry drawing more than 2,000 attendees and over 180 exhibiting companies. Potato Expo takes place January 9-10, 2019 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas. Located on the Trade Show floor, the Potato Expo Innovation Hub will…

2018 Ontario Potato Scout Training

The 2018 Potato Scout Training Day will be held Monday, June 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the Holiday Inn in Guelph. Scouting manuals and handouts will be provided. Register with Eugenia Banks.  

WEBINAR: REMOTE SENSING FOR POTATO PRODUCTION

What is remote sensing, and how can we use it in today’s potato production systems? In this FREE webinar, on Wednesday, May 16, participants will learn about: Types of remote sensing equipment Remote sensing to assist with agronomic decisions Remote sensing in storage Remote sensing and variable rate nitrogen Presenters: Anne Smith, Ph.D., is a Research Scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada at the Lethbridge Research and Development Centre. Her area of…

Europatat 2018 Congress

Europatat is the European Potato Trade Association. It gathers national associations and companies involved in the trade of seed potatoes and ware potatoes from all over Europe. Initially set up in 1952 by national associations to protect the interests of the wholesale potato merchants, its membership now counts over 30 associations and companies. In order to create a meeting for all potato professionals on the edge of a new potato season, Europatat…

Peru Prepares to Host World Potato Congress

More than 800 delegates are expected to attend the 10th World Potato Congress (WPC) May 27 to 31 in Cusco, the historic city in southwestern Peru that was once capital of the Inca Empire. The event, which will showcase the origins of the potato in the South America’s Andean region, is being held in Latin America for the first time. “I think it will be such a unique and different experience for…

CPMA Convention and Trade Show

The Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) is hosting its annual convention and trade show April 24-26 in Vancouver. The conference, with the theme “Live Healthy Eat Fresh,” is CPMA’s keystone event and Canada’s largest event dedicated to the fruit and vegetable industry, with a unique forum for industry leaders to enhance their business opportunities in Canada through an exceptional combination of education and networking opportunities. More information  

Ireland selected to host 2021 World Potato Congress

The Irish Potato Federation – with the support of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Bord Bia, Failte Ireland and Teagasc – has won its bid to host the World Potato Congress (WPC) in 2021 in Dublin. It is envisaged that 1,000 delegates from developing and developed countries across the globe – including: growers; researchers; producers; traders; processors; and manufacturers – will attend the congress. The Irish Potato Federation has also…

Start with Healthy Potato Seed

Healthy potato seed is the cornerstone of potato production. Indeed, healthy seed helps to ensure a healthy yield. Join the free one-hour Spud Smart webinar — Start with Healthy Potato Seed — on Thursday, March 29. In this free webinar, participants will learn about: The importance of healthy seed How adverse storage conditions affect seed stock Proper seed handling tips How to find that perfect seed stock Presenters: Steven B. Johnson, Ph.D.,…

Potato Growers of Quebec AGM

The Annual General Meeting of Potato Growers of Quebec (Les Producteurs de pommes de terre du Québec) will be held at the Lévis Convention and Exhibition Center at 5750, rue J.-B.-Michaud, Lévis, on March 29, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.pptq.ca/nouveautes.htm, or email info@pptq.ca. Agenda (French language)  

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