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UPGC Canadian Crop and Market Report—March 15, 2019

The UPGC board of directors met last week in Halifax and reviewed the potato crop and market status across Canada. Overall Potato Stocks for March 1st are down 11.5% or 6.3 million hundredweight compared to March 1 of 2018. Fresh stocks are down 16.6% compared to a year ago and potatoes intended for processing are down 4,287,000 cwt. Seed stocks are 5.6% below one year ago. Prince Edward Island Fresh potato movement…

PAA Annual Meeting to be held in Winnipeg

The 103rdPotato Association of America Annual Meeting is to be held at the Delta Winnipeg Hotel in Winnipeg, Man., from July 28 to Aug. 1, 2019. Participants will gather to network and exchange the latest research, information and ideas to move potato science forward. The theme for the symposium is “Changes and Challenges in Potato Marketing Sectors.” PAA is a professional organization that represents the scientific arm of the potato industry. The…

Senninger Welcomes New Area Manager for Australasia

Senninger is proud to announce the recent hire of Martin Porter, who joins the International Department as Senninger’s new area manager for Australasia. Porter’s hiring reinforces the company’s appreciation and continued commitment to the territories in Australasia by providing a better support to their growing irrigation market segments. Porter holds a certificate in Business and Administration from Griffith University in Queensland, Australia. He’s been in the irrigation industry for more than 25…

Getting Seeding Depth Right: A Farmer’s Perspective

Making time for potato industry conferences and events is a great way to learn from others, gain ideas, and improve your business whether you’re a grower, processor, or a technology supplier like me. At the end of January, I ran into Terrence Bueckert of Beaver Creek Farms at Manitoba Potato Production Days in Brandon. They grow 9,000 acres of crops including 1,000 acres of potatoes near MacGregor in central Manitoba. Because of…

Potato Supplies Tightening Up Out of Idaho

Idaho Russet potatoes are going to be short until the new crop comes in late summer. “Part of this is because there’s really good demand from the dehydration and frozen sector and they’re dipping into potatoes that normally go into the fresh market,” says Kent Sutton at Rexburg, Id.-based Bench Mark Potato Co. Inc. And while last fall Idaho fared with a relatively normal crop, Sutton notes that approximately 10,000 acres of…

What’s the Best Choice for Orondis Potato Gold Usage?

In 2017, a very wet year, potato growers who used Orondis for late blight were very pleased with the performance of this fungicide.This year, potato growers can continue using Orondis for late blight during the season, as long as it has not been applied in-furrow at planting for pink rot control. What factors should be taken into consideration to decide on the application timing of Orondis? Orondis Potato Gold has been registered as…

New Two-Volume collection on Sustainable Potato Cultivation

Two new books on Achieving sustainable cultivation of potatoes have been published by award winning Cambridge publisher, Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing. Volume 1: Breeding improved varieties Volume 2: Production, storage and crop protection “Potatoes can be grown with relatively few inputs in a wide range of environments, making them an important food security crop,” says Francis Dodds, editorial director at Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing, who has published the new research. “However, yields in developing…

Governments Support B.C. Farmers Dealing with Farm Income Challenges

Vernon, British Columbia – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) British Columbia’s agriculture sector contributes $3.2 billion to Canada’s economy, with more than $2.6 billion in agri-food exports to 147 markets. The governments of Canada and British Columbia remain committed to the continued growth and success of B.C.’s agriculture sector by ensuring producers have the tools they need to manage significant risks that threaten the viability of their farms.  2018 was an extremely…

Minister Bibeau Highlights Government Support for Women in Agriculture

March 12, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Diversity and inclusion are integral to creating an economy that works for everyone. The full and equal participation of women in Canada’s agriculture and food system will ensure the sector remains an engine of economic growth, contributing to the sector’s competitiveness and prosperity. Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau today spoke at the Advancing Women in Agriculture West 2019 conference…

Reinke Recognizes Ful-Flo Industries Technician with PLUS Program Longevity Award

(DESHLER, Neb.) — Reinke has recognized Charles Masters with Ful-Flo Industries in Winnipeg, Man., with a 5-year PLUS Program Longevity Award. Masters received the award in recognition of his dedication to maintaining a PLUS Program certification for five years. “Committing to the Reinke PLUS Program also shows a commitment to the growers that our dealers serve,” said Reinke Service Training Administrator Jennifer Craig. “To maintain this certification for five years is a…

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