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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

2017 PGA Golf Tournament

The Potato Growers of Alberta is hosting their annual golf tournament on Thursday, July 6, 2017. Come out for a day of sun and fun in support of the Alberta potato industry. Growers can pair up with their favourite golf partner and enjoy a day mingling with industry associates. Information, registration  

National Potato Council Summer Meeting

The National Potato Council (NPC) will hold their summer meeting June 28-30 at the Brown Palace in Denver, Colo. The NPC’s 2017 Summer Meeting is open to all growers and industry leaders eager to advance the potato industry’s most pressing policy debates. Attendees will review policies being considered in the nation’s capital that could affect potato operations, and unite in developing strategies to voice industry priorities to lawmakers, administration officials and regulators….

NEW DATE for Potato Scouts IPM Training Session

The Ontario Potato Board’s Training Session for Potato Scouts has been re-scheduled to Thursday, June 8. Also, due to the high number of registrants, the location has been changed. It will be held at the Holiday Inn in Guelph (Scottsdale Drive). More more information or to register, contact Eugenia Banks at

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  

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…

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