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Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference East 2018

OCTOBER 15 & 16, 2018 Hilton/Fallsview, Niagara Falls   Listen, Learn, Network, and Grow! Connect with like-minded women passionate about agriculture and food. Grow from informative, inspiring and motivating discussions with influential leaders. Learn the tools and techniques that will empower you to live to your full potential.  Source: Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference  

Breeder Niehoff Presents New, High-Yielding Food at Potato Europe

Breeding Company K.-H. Nütoff from Bütow will present a brand new, interesting potato variety at the upcoming Potato Europe in Bockerode. The potato is marketed under the name Macarena and was created for the food and export market. The medium-early potato (ready for harvest from mid-August) was newly registered this year, it is particularly storeable and has a red peel. The biggest advantage is that the variety works well in longer periods…

Place Seed Potatoes Precisely in the Ground

Frankfurt am Main, Germany, August 24, 2018—Planting seed potatoes has developed into a highly complex step in cultivating the crop. In addition to having to handle a comparatively large amount of seed—an average 2.5 tonnes/hectare—farmers have to manage seed bed preparation and fertilizer applications, and the process might also include treatment against seed- and soil-borne pests and terminal ridge formation. However, the basic task of potato planting is still to place the…

Special “Organic Potatoes Meeting Point” at PotatoEurope 2018

Frankfurt am Main, Germany, July 31, 2018—Cultivating organic crops can be particularly challenging for farmers, but at PotatoEurope 2018, visitors will able to learn about the latest farming practices and market opportunities in their sector. Some 20 exhibitors will be showing practical solutions for organic potato cultivation at the outdoor event, which takes place on September 12 and 13 at Springe, near Hanover, as part of the special “Organic Potatoes Meeting Point”…

McCain Foods Recognizes Carl Crandlemire As Champion Grower; a 28-Year Partnership

FLORENCEVILLE-BRISTOL, N.B., Aug. 29, 2018—Carl Crandlemire was named the 2017-2018 McCain Champion Potato Grower for Florenceville-Bristol during the 45th annual McCain Growers’ Banquet on August 23. This year, approximately 200 guests gathered at the Northern Carleton Civic Centre to celebrate the top growers and their hard work over the past year. Allison McCain, chairman of McCain Foods Ltd., and Christine Wentworth, vice-president of agriculture North America, extended personal congratulations to Carl Crandlemire and…

McCain Foods Recognizes Les Fermes FC Daigle as Champion Grower; a 42-Year Partnership

GRAND FALLS, N.B., Aug. 29, 2018–Les Fermes FC Daigle Inc. of Drummond was named the 2017-2018 McCain Champion Potato Grower for Grand Falls during the 44th annual McCain Growers’ Banquet on August 21. This year, more than 200 guests gathered at Centre E&P Sénéchal to celebrate the top growers and their hard work over the past year. Allison McCain, chairman of McCain Foods Ltd., Bryan McCourt, vice-president of marketing Canada and Christine Wentworth,…

McCain Foods Recognizes Leavitt Farms Inc.

PRESQUE ISLE, MAINE—The McCain Top 10 Potato Growers were recognized at the annual McCain Grower Barbecue at the Presque Isle Inn and Convention Center in Presque Isle on August 24. Almost 300 guests gathered to celebrate the 2017 growing season and recognize the top ten growers and their achievements. Champion grower selection is based on the highest standing quality of the following three delivery categories: field direct delivery, winter storage delivery and…

New Zealand Potato Body to Ensure Quality Products Enter Fiji

New Zealand’s potato industry governing body has made a commitment to ensure the quality of potatoes imported from New Zealand by Fiji will be of top quality. Potatoes New Zealand (PNZ) says it wanted to see Fiji’s potato industry grow. Its chief executive, Chris Claridge, made the comments during the Biosecurity Authority of Fiji’s (BAF) bilateral meeting with the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries (NZMPI) in Nadi on Tuesday.PNZ was representing…

Updated Agenda for the 2018 Ontario Potato Field Day

The 2018 Ontario Potato Field Day on Thursday, August 23, now includes a tour of the cutting-edge packing plant at Tupling Farms at Melancthon, Ont., at 1 p.m. EDT. HJV Equipment at Alliston, Ont., will host displays of potato equipment, new potato varieties, and a trade show at 3 p.m., followed by a barbeque at 5:30 p.m., sponsored by Syngenta.

Potato Producers Have Eyes On The Future

For a century at least, potatoes have been one of our province’s staple crops. More recently, they’ve become a pillar of southern Alberta’s economy. And now university-based researchers are on hand for support, as producers prepare to grow the industry still further. With a major potato processing plant now under construction in Lethbridge, industry officials predict a jump of nearly 10,000 more acres put into potato crop rotation. On Friday, scientists at…

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