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44th Annual Alliston Potato Festival

The 44th Annual Alliston Potato Festival goes this weekend, starting today, Aug. 11, 12 and 13, in Allison, Ont. With a parade and numerous attractions, this is a must-go-to-event for Ontario potato growers AND consumers. More information

PotatoEurope 2017: Meet the World, Feed Your Mind

PotatoEurope 2017 opens its doors Sept. 13-14 in Emmeloord, Netherlands, with the theme “potatoes feed/meet the world.” PotatoEurope consists of an international trade fair, field demonstrations, multiple machinery demonstrations, knowledge sessions, a young professional program, an innovation award, company visits and much more. About 15,000 visitors are expected from 50 countries, and will watch potato harvesters, transport vehicles, tractors, storage machinery and box filling equipment – all live in action. In addition,…

2017 Ontario Potato Field Day

The Ontario Potato Field Day will be held on Thursday, August 17 at the Alliston HJV Equipment location. This is an excellent opportunity for growers to see what is new in potato equipment, to have a look at new varieties and to exchange information.  In addition, a trade show will feature new potato technology to enhance production practices. A showcase of innovative new potato equipment will include: The New 6M 1500mm Potato…

Parkland Potato Varieties Field Day

Parkland Potato Varieties is hosting a field day at the Crop Diversification Centre South in Brooks, Alta. on August 18th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The following varieties have been selected for the 2017 trial field: Processing Varieties: Basin Russet, Bridget, Excellency Chipping Varieties: AAC Hamer, Destiny Main Market Yellows: Arizona, Yellow Star Main Market Whites: AAC Hamer, Volare Reds: Rosagold Creamers: Anouk,  Destiny, Rosagold, Yellow Star Kirby and Paul Sawatzky…

Webinar: Soil Health

Potato production can disrupt the soil in a very aggressive way, but there are a number of agronomic measures farmers can follow to bolster soil health. In this FREE live webinar, scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 23, 1 p.m. ET, 10 a.m. PT., we will talk about practices to help increase the soil’s capacity for potato production, including: Why organic matter is important for soil structure. How biodiversity in the soil can help suppress soil-borne disease and…

Ontario Potato Research Field Day

The Ontario Potato Board and the University of Guelph’s Plant Agriculture Department is hosting the 2017 Ontario Potato Research Field Day on August 16 at the Elora Research Station. From 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine, hear about and see new potato varieties for Canadian producers and consumers, with the U of G’s Vanessa Currie; learn about Ontario-grown early potatoes with low glycemic impact, from the U of G’s Dr….

Global Biotechnology Leaders to Unite in Winnipeg

This September, the bioscience world is coming together in Winnipeg with one mission: feeding nine billion people on our current agricultural footprint – through innovation and collaboration. Solutions Start Here, the 2017 ABIC conference, takes place September 25th to 28th at the RBC Convention Centre in Winnipeg, Man. ABIC, the Agricultural Bioscience International Conference, is the premier global meeting that promotes innovation in bioscience for sustainable food, feed, fibre and fuel security…

101st Annual Meeting of The Potato Association of America

The 101st Annual Meeting of The Potato Association of America will be held from July 23 to July 27 at the Holiday Inn in Fargo, N.D. This is the premier educational and networking opportunity for every person interested in the North American potato industry. This event includes updates from the latest in potato research, presentations from industry representatives, and numerous tours of the industry. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with…

National French Fry Day July 13

Whether you call them “french fries,” “chips,” “finger chips” or simply “french-fried potatoes,” this delicious treat is loved around the world, and National French Fry Day celebrates them on July 13 each year. In Florenceville-Bristol, the “French Fry Capital of the World,” french fries are feted in a big way. Sample free, golden, delicious McCain french fries throughout the event, and enjoy activities such as live entertainment, jumping castles for children, potato…

Canada 150 Celebrations at the Lethbridge Research and Development Centre

The Lethbridge Research and Development Centre is celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday, and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s 150th anniversary, with an Open House on Thursday, June 29, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Visitors have the opportunity to learn about the ground-breaking agricultural research—past and present—conducted in Alberta that has changed the face of agriculture in Canada and around the world. More information and registration

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