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New Way Found for How Late Blight Infects Potatoes

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A group of researchers have discovered a new way in which potatoes are infected by Phytophthora infestans, the pathogen which causes late blight, a...

UPGC General Manager Kevin MacIsaac to Retire this Fall

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Kevin MacIsaac, who has been the general manager of the United Potato Growers of Canada (UPGC) for the past 10 years will retire this...

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In-field Stress = Challenges in Storage Too

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At least some Canadian prairie farmers will be looking forward to finishing – and ideally forgetting – the 2021 growing season. Lack of soil...

Tired Soils Aren’t an Inevitable, Unwinnable Battle

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I receive countless calls from frustrated potato growers who tell me they are throwing costly inputs at their fields, yet not seeing the yields...

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Ontario Invests $1.3 Million in Tile Drainage Projects

Two tile drainage projects in the Rainy River district of Ontario have received more than $1.3 million in funding from the provincial government, a...

Veltyma Fungicide Registered for Use in Canada for 2022

Canadian farmers will be able to use BASF's Veltyma Fungicide on their corn, wheat and potato crops for the 2022 growing season, BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions says in a Sept. 14 news release.

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Diploid Potato Variety Resistant to Colorado Potato Beetles Developed

A group of researchers have developed a diploid potato variety which is resistant to Colorado potato beetles, a recently published study in Crop Science...

French Fry Supplies to be Tight in Europe

With reduced acreage in the European Union's top french fry producing regions and demand expectations bigger than acreage, supply could be tight this year,...

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Tale of Two Potato Markets Happening in North America

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French fry spud supply will be tight and fresh potato supplies, not so much. While french fry processors in Canada may be digging to find...

French Fry Supplies to be Tight in Europe

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With reduced acreage in the European Union's top french fry producing regions and demand expectations bigger than acreage, supply could be tight this year,...

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