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Monitoring Aphids

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Aphids are small (one to four millimetres), soft-bodied sucking insects. Their life cycle is complex and includes both winged and wingless forms. Wingless aphids...

Alberta, Feds Funding Dam Safety Review

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The Eastern Irrigation District will receive up to $100,000 in funding from the federal and Alberta provincial governments through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP),...

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Chasing Harvesters

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I have run beside many planters and maybe even more harvesters, jumping over dirt clumps and getting a face full of dust – all...

How to save a crop you didn’t plan to still be...

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Phew. After incredible market upheaval from March through much of May, processing potatoes are finally moving again as fry processors restart their lines. COVID-19...

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Healthy Fries?

A group in Holland have created a low carb french fry which is healthier than a traditional fry. Leon de Winter wasn’t impressed when his...

Government invests $58.6 Million to Protect Temporary Foreign Workers

The Canadian government is investing $58.6 million into making further investments to safeguard the health and safety of Canada and temporary foreign workers (TWFs)...

Agronomy

United Irrigation District Receives $262,000 from Alberta Government

The government of Alberta is giving more than $262,000 to the United Irrigation District, the provincial government says in a news release on Aug....

Alberta Gives $1.1 Million for Lethbridge Irrigation Maintenance

The government of Alberta is giving almost $1.1 million to the Lethbridge Northern Irrigation District, the provincial government says in a news release on...

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Potato Acreage Cut May Cause French Fry Shortage

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Reductions to processing contract volumes in North America due to the pandemic demand drop may cause a french fry shortage, the Aug. 5 issue...

Manitoba, Alberta Potato Acre Boost Could Help Offset U.S. Drop

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With Manitoba and Alberta potato growers increasing acres, the extra processing supplies should help alleviate a supply shortfall in the United States but it...

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Our Precarious Food Chain

As we watched the world as we know it disappear while the global pandemic unfolded, I found myself dumbfounded. I grew up on a...

Eye on the Nation

Manitoba By: Dan Sawatzky, general manager of the Keystone Potato Producers Association Risk is a word growers in Manitoba know all too well. Weather remains a...

Improving the Family Farm

The pandemic may have caused problems in the potato industry, but the Perry family are looking at the bright side as their family works...

Manitoba Potato Farmer Nearing 40 Years in the Biz

Rick Davison, a successful potato producer in Carberry, Man., didn’t shy away from making some big decisions as a young farmer. Davison was only 18...

New Girl on the Block (or Page Actually)

You might notice it’s a different name and picture on this page… well, let me take this as my cue to introduce myself. My...

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