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New Late Blight Resistance Gene Discovered

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Researchers have found a diploid wild potato with a high resistance to the pathogen which causes late blight in potatoes, a news release from...

Canadian Potato Production Outlook Mixed

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The potato production outlook across Canada is mixed as parts of Eastern Canada recorded one of the driest growing seasons on record while growers...

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Looking Beyond CIPC is in Your Best Interests

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October 8, 2020, marks the official end of the European Union’s grace period on CIPC residue, following the product’s June 2019 deregistration in that...

Top Five Tips to Keeping Your Harvester Digging This Fall

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As you roll your way through your fields this fall, will your harvester be your very best and most reliable friend, or your most...

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Up to the Challenge

Hired as the first female farm manager at AAFC’s Benton Ridge potato breeding substation last year, Rachelle Smith is helping break new ground for...

National Potato Council Happy With Expanded Pandemic Aid

The National Potato Council (NPC) welcomes the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) expansion of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, the group says in...

Agronomy

Ontario Potato Harvest Progressing Well

The potato harvest in Ontario is progressing well but did have to stop early some days this week due to high daily temperatures, Ontario...

Post-Harvest Treatment Found to Reduce Necrosis in Covington Sweet Potatoes

Researchers at North Carolina State University have found a post-harvest curing treatment greatly reduces the incidence of necrosis in the sweet potato variety Covington,...

Business

U.S. Potato Production Drop to Affect Fries

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Potato production in the United States is expected to fall 5.7 per cent compared to last year with the largest impact being felt in...

Canada to Have Smallest Potato Crop Since 2011 at 98 Million...

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Canada is expected to produce 8.49 million cwt fewer potatoes this year than last at 98 million cwt marking the smallest crop since 2011, the...

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Tater Tales — An Outstanding Chipping Variety

SP327 is a new chipping potato variety developed in Ontario by Peter Vander Zaag. New varieties are crucial to the health and growth of the...

Solving the Wireworm Problem

Wireworm research is already helping farmers across Canada reduce populations in their potato fields, but the researchers are aiming to make that research easier...

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 AssociationRisk 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...

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