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Potato Harvest Underway in Parts of Ontario

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The potato harvest is well underway in the Melancthon, Alliston and Shelburne areas of Ontario, a Sept. 18 email update from Eugenia Banks said. Banks notes...

It’s Time for the Potato Industry to Move Past the 1960s

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As potatoes come out of the ground across the country, I want to take a moment to applaud producers on the big improvements they’re...

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It’s Time for the Potato Industry to Move Past the 1960s

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As potatoes come out of the ground across the country, I want to take a moment to applaud producers on the big improvements they’re...

Ontario Potato Farmer Notches 100% Yield Increase

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Four years ago at a farm show, I happened to cross paths with a long-time, forward-thinking potato grower from Ontario named Paul. When he...

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Optical Sorting Now Available on all FieldLoad PRO Machines

Advanced optical sorting options are now available on new models of Tong Engineering's fieldloader machine, the FieldLoad PRO, a Sept. 26 news release said. The FieldLoad...

New Collaboration Puts Mental Health First with Three Free Programs for Farmers

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario and the Ontario Federation of Agriculture have joined forces to offer Agriculture Wellness Ontario, a set of...

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U.S. Harvested Potato Acres Down for 2022

Potato growers in the United States are expected to harvest 902,000 acres of potatoes this year, the September 2022 crop production report from the United...

University of Idaho Breeding Nematode-Resistant Spuds

Researchers at the University of Idaho are working to introduce genes from a plant in the nightshade family into potatoes in order to develop...

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U.S. Harvested Potato Acres Down for 2022

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Potato growers in the United States are expected to harvest 902,000 acres of potatoes this year, the September 2022 crop production report from the United...

Nose Knows Scouting: The Future of Canine Disease Detection

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Nose Knows Scouting, a canine disease detection service, works to ensure crop security. It’s no secret that dogs have a talent for farm work. Canines...

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