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Spud Smart Webinar & Podcast – Potato Storage

Storage losses have declined substantially over the years as storage facilities and storage technologies like ventilation systems and temperature sensors improve. Basic storage management recommendations themselves, however, have remained relatively unchanged for many years. In this free webinar, we will hear from top experts in the field about: – Airflow and ventilation – Hot and cold conditions – Disease pressure – The future of storage Presenters: • Dr. Robert Coffin, potato researcher…

Spud Smart Webinar & Podcast – 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 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…

Spudsmart Webinar & Podcast – Fall Bedding

  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

Spudsmart Webinar & Podcast – Soil Fumigation

  Experts share their experiences and weigh in on why soil fumigation can be a useful tool in combatting soil diseases in potatoes. During this webinar you will: • Learn how soil fumigants are used to control nematodes and problematic diseases in potato such as verticillium wilt and common scab • Discover how soil fumigation can improve potato yields and quality • Learn about best practices for applying fumigants such as chloropicrin…

Spudsmart Webinar and Podcast

Agronomic experts share their research findings and views on the importance of high-quality seed in potato production. During this webinar, you will learn how seed quality is affected by numerous factors such as chronological and physiological age, physical quality, seed lot history and seed storage and handling. You will also hear how seed potato preparation, such as warming seed before planting, influences crop growth and performance. Sponsored by McCain Foods.

Spud Smart Webinar

Expert views on how this practice can improve yield and quality and reduce defects. Growers and agronomists share their experiences and views on best management practices for using narrower row widths in potato production and the benefits for producers. During this webinar you will: • Hear how data from McCain Foods’ Manitoba growers showed significant yield increases with decreased row spacings from 2009 and 2015 • Learn about a U.S. Pacific Northwest…

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