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 webinar, 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 pest pathogens. • Using cover crops, minimizing tillage and going to…
For potato farmers, soil-borne pests and diseases such as Verticillium, nematodes, pink rot and Rhizoctonia can have a big impact on the bottom line if not kept in check. This webinar will touch on some of these pests and offer solutions. Sponsored by: BASF McCain Foods
Experts weigh in and share their experiences on how fall bedding can improve the soil environment, ultimately leading to greater yields. Fall bedding in potato fields allows for soil preparation work to be done when growers typically have more time and labour available to them. In this webinar, we present expert views on how this procedure can improve the soil environment, ultimately leading to greater yields. Sponsored by: McCain Foods
This Spud Smart Podcast brought to you by McCain Foods features Michael Smith, the famous Canadian chef and television host. Chef Smith talks about the potato-related videos he’s starring in that are among the 10 videos produced for the Half Your Plate instructional cooking series to promote eating more fruits and vegetables, as well as the important role of potatoes in a healthy diet.
This Spud Smart Podcast brought to you by McCain Foods features Dr. Mathuresh Singh. The Director of Agricultural Certification Services for Potatoes New Brunswick and the project lead for a major research study into the development of more effective strategies for controlling Potato Virus Y, Dr. Singh shares his insights into PVY and how potato growers can benefit from his research findings. Sponsored by: McCain Foods