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Netherlands to Provide Around 1 Million Euros for Potato Impact Cluster in Bangladesh

The government of the Netherlands and Dutch businesses have inked an agreement to undertake a “potato impact cluster” project in Bangladesh. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) and a consortium of Dutch businesses joined hands to share their experience and best practices with potato farmers in Bangladesh to improve supply chain in potato sector of Bangladesh. An amount of Euro 900,000 has been allocated for this three-year project, said the Bangladesh Embassy in…

World Potato Congress Inc. Launches Webinar Series

The World Potato Congress (WPC) is looking to increase its networking role for the global professional potato value chain, especially during the interval between congresses. As a result, WPC is setting up a webinar series to bring potato professionals together by offering  presentations to share inspiring and innovative knowledge or visions. On Monday, February 25, 2019 at 9 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, WPC President, Romain Cools, will introduce this new communication approach…

Syngenta Launches Minecto Pro Insecticide in Potatoes, Fruit and Vegetable Crops

Syngenta Canada Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of Minecto® Pro foliar-applied insecticide for broad-spectrum control of key pests in potatoes, apples, pears, and a variety of vegetable crops. Minecto Pro delivers rapid activity through two complementary active ingredients – abamectin (Group 6) and cyantraniliprole (Group 28). Both active ingredients use translaminar movement within the plant to achieve excellent coverage, providing a reservoir of activity for extended residual control of targeted…

Researchers Go Toe to Toe with PCN

Although extremely rare in Canada, potato cyst nematodes (PCN) are such a serious risk to potato production and trade that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has strict surveillance and quarantine protocols. When PCN was discovered in Quebec in 2006, the CFIA immediately implemented quarantine measures for the affected fields. As well, the agency took other important steps, including working with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) and other stakeholders to identify research…

The Customer is Always Right

Over the past few months, we’ve received an increasing number of requests for new and evermore detailed information from our customers. Suddenly, customers are asking for additional pathogen tests (increasingly for diseases not found in our growing areas), highly specific production details, new traceability verifications, and more. We understand: our customers are being pressured by their customers, so they need to push the questions down the value chain to us, their seed…

Let’s Talk Yield Monitoring

I work daily with an awfully smart bunch of farmers and ag suppliers. It takes a team effort to unite technology, data, and good old-fashioned farmer know-how to get the most from a potato field. One of these guys is Western Tractor Company’s precision ag specialist in Burdett, Alta., Joe Bydevaate. I’m always impressed with his insight on yield monitoring, so I thought I’d help him share some here: JB — “Whether…

Solynta Expands Its Executive Team

Solynta, a potato breeding and biotechnology company, announced it has appointed Charles Miller as its commercial director. Miller brings more than 20 years’ experience in leadership roles in the seed industry to Solynta. Before joining Solynta, Miller led Chromatin Inc.’s international business development and sales as vice-president. He was a principal in the sorghum company MMR Genetics/Richardson Seeds, and after its acquisition by NuFarm, became the global development manager for NuFarm’s sorghum…

What Planter Class is Right for Your Operation?

There are a number of reasons potato growers want to invest in a new planter. Some want to take advantage of the new technologies available today, while others are looking for ways to increase their profit margins; some producers want increased service, lower maintenance costs and easier access to parts. Whatever the reason, there is much to consider when it’s time for a new planter. Basically, there are three planter types on…

New Innovative Potato Product

W.P. Griffin Inc. is pleased to announce that we are launching “Potato CuisineTM “ Microwaveable Mini Potatoes with selected spices from around the world. These quick and convenient trays only take 6 minutes in the microwave. “We have been working on this new product line for close to two years. It is exciting to see this new and innovative product being supported by Sobeys, Foodland and select Co-op stores from Ontario and…

Update: 11th World Potato Congress, May 24-27, 2021, Dublin, Ireland

The World Potato Congress is the premier networking organization for the global potato value chain. The 11th World Potato Congress will welcome partners from across the globe to support research in this sector, while making vital connections on a global stage. The Congress will provide an excellent opportunity for the potato industry to network, make new business connections, engage with the global audience and secure contracts whilst attending WPC 2021.   For the…

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