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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, or email Agenda (French language)  

2018 Northeast Potato Technology Forum

The 2018 Northeast Potato Technology Forum will be held March 21-22, 2018, at the Crowne Plaza Lord Beaverbrook Hotel in downtown Fredericton, N.B. This annual event 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 public researchers, extension specialists, growers, and other potato…

P.E.I.: Potato Research Update and Grower Feedback

P.E.I. potato growers and Agronomy Initiative for Marketable yield (AIM) partners are invited to a series of local meetings on March 19th and 20th, 2018 to discuss some of the trials being done under AIM. As well, this will be an opportunity for growers to provide feedback on their priorities for research and agronomy, to ensure the AIM program continues to respond to the needs of growers. Meeting times and locations: March…

Canadian Horticultural Council AGM

The Canadian Horticultural Council’s 2018 annual general meeting takes place at the Westin Ottawa, on March 13-15, 2018. The theme for CHC’s 2018 AGM is “Growing Our Legacy”. The 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. More information

International Potato Expo Marks Successful Event in Charlottetown

The 2018 edition of the International Potato Technology Expo welcomed professionals from across North America back to the Eastlink Centre this past Friday and Saturday. The top industry event took Charlottetown by storm with an impressive display of equipment and products, alongside a sold-out educational conference. A total of 3,362 attendees walked the show floor to check out diverse exhibits from local, regional, national and international companies. Potato growers, together with the leading manufacturers of…

Alberta: Potato Pest Management Workshop

There are a number of pests that regularly affect or threaten potato crops in Alberta. Learn about a range of disease and insect pests that threaten the Alberta potato industry during a one-day workshop on March 6 or 8, 2018, at Festival Place (Sherwood Park) or the Coast Lethbridge Hotel (Lethbridge). At the workshop, you’ll learn about pest identification, factors that affect pest incidence and severity, as well as pest management using…

A better potato makes a better french fry

The potato industry will have plenty of choices when Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada hosts the annual potato selection event on February 14 at the Fredericton Research and Development Centre. The annual potato selection release open house will also be held jointly in Guelph, Ont. and Lethbridge, Alta. on the same day. Fifteen selections from the potato breeding program are available for trial, offering growers a wide range of promising new potatoes. There…

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