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When I’m sharing a coffee or a beer with producers at events through December, January, February, we’re all full of plans for the season...

World Potato Congress Sets New Records and Celebrates Industry Achievements

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The Australia World Potato Congress has made history, attracting more than 1,000 registrations and boasting a sold-out Gala Dinner and Post-Congress tours.   A kickoff...

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When I’m sharing a coffee or a beer with producers at events through December, January, February, we’re all full of plans for the season...

What Do Farmers Have in Common with Potatoes? Stress!

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A tuber is a tuber is a tuber coming out of the ground, right? Nope – though one spud might look just as firm...

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Protect Your Soil with KWS Cover+™

I live in sunny Lethbridge, Alberta where I’ve enjoyed working with seed producers and farmers for the past two decades.  The bounty of sunlight...

Data Driven Harvesting: Finally Available for Potatoes Too

IN 1849, a man by the name of Pieter Vansteenkiste founded a forge in Roeselare, Belgium, where he and his family manufactured agricultural and...

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Eye on the Nation: Alberta

Planting around the province wrapped up at the beginning of June. It’s not very often that the north and south are planting at the...

Big Business from Little Potatoes

What makes the Little Potato Company concept work and, more importantly, what can the rest of the potato industry take from their success? Spud...

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Getting to the Root of Yield Reductions

Every spring, I have some producers share soil test results with me as we discuss crop rotation, variety choice, and fertility programs. While those traditional...

Unraveling the Origin and Global Spread of the Potato Blight Pathogen

A new study challenges the prevalent theory that the devastating potato blight pathogen, Phytophthora infestans, originated in Mexico. Researchers meticulously reconstructed its global migration...

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The End of the 2023 Stored Crop is Almost in Sight

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Contracted acres for 2024 are down, but concern about storage availability is decreasing as processors move their way through the stored inventory. What a difference...

Syngenta and Cavendish Farms Create Pollinator Habitats

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Syngenta Canada has teamed up with Cavendish Farms to create two extensive pollinator habitats on Prince Edward Island. These habitats aim to boost bee health...

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