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Webinar: Potatoes and water management

Register for Spud Smart’s webinar: Potatoes and Water Management, Thursday, May 18, 1 p.m. ET, 10 a.m. PT. Learn why water is the single most limiting factor in potato production Hear about ways to deal with a shortage or excess of Mother Nature’s most precious commodity Learn about new water management techniques Learn more and register  

Potato Scouts IPM Training Session

The Ontario Potato Board is hosting the 2017 Potato Scouts IPM Training Session on Tuesday, May 30. The training session takes place at the Ontario Potato Board offices, 485 Washington Street, in Elora, Ontario. It starts at 9:30 a.m. and goes to about 3 p.m. Guest speaker is Vanessa Currie, with the department of plant agriculture at the University of Guelph. More more information or to register, contact Eugenia Banks at eugeniabanks@onpotato.ca

University of Maine to hold international Potato Disease Summit

Two bacteria threatening the potato industry worldwide will be the focus of a Potato Disease 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. In the past three growing seasons, Dickeya, a bacterial pathogen…

2017 Wireworm Research & Extension Seminar

The 2017 Wireworm Research & Extension Seminar is being held on March 28, 2017, at Red Shores Racetrack in Charlottetown, P.E.I. The seminar will feature presentations by researchers conducting wireworm/click beetle research both locally and nationally. Agenda Information and registration  

2017 Northeast Potato Technology Forum

The 24th Annual 2017 Northeast Potato Technology Fourm is being held March 15-16, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Lord Beaverbrook Hotel in downtown Fredericton. The Northeast Potato Technology Forum is an annual event that provides potato researchers, extension specialists and industry representatives from Atlantic Canada and Northeastern United States an opportunity to discuss potato research and exchange technical information of benefit to the potato industry. Participation is open to all private and…

Canadian Horticultural Council AGM

The Canadian Horticultural Council’s Annual General Meeting takes place March 14-16, 2017, in Winnipeg, Man. The Canadian Horticultural Council’s (CHC) Annual General Meeting (AGM) is an opportunity for leaders in fruit and vegetable production, retail, business, and the federal government to come together to discuss issues and decide on a course of action for addressing these issues in the coming year. Information and registration    

Potato Post-harvest Management Workshop Series

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (AF), in partnership with the Potato Growers of Alberta, is holding a potato post-harvest management workshop at three sites in March. “Crop and financial losses of stored potatoes has a significant impact on the profitability of fresh and seed potato growers in Alberta,” says Robert Spencer, commercial horticulture specialist, AF. “Participants will learn about potato storage design and management, as well as pre-harvest, post-harvest, in-storage and post-storage disease…

2017 Ontario Potato Conference & Trade Show

The 2017 Ontario Potato Conference & Trade Show will be held at the Delta Hotel in Guelph on Tuesday, Feb. 28. The speakers will provide the latest information on seed health, disease management, insect management, soil improvement, storage audits and pesticide re-evaluations. The deadline for early registration at $50 is Friday, Feb. 24. The on-site registration fee at the Delta Conference Center is $75. Agenda Registration  

NB Conference & Trade Show

Potatoes NB will be hosting their Annual Potato Conference & Trade Show on Thursday February 2nd, 2017 at the E. & P. Sénéchal Centre in Grand Falls, N.B. The event begins at 8:00 am with registration (coffee, muffins, etc.) and should finish around 3:30 pm. Agenda More information  

Registration Open for Potato Conference in Idaho

The 49th annual Potato Conference, sponsored by the University of Idaho, and the 38th Ag Expo will take place on the Idaho State University camp in Pocatello, January 18-19. The Potato Conference covers a wide array of industry topics, ranging from variety development, management practices and economics, marketing and political issues. Commenting on the conference and expo, Danny Mitchell, owner of Milestone International, Inc., said: “It’s always a good idea when someone offers a…

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