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Pesky Potatoes

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Potatoes are a great crop to have in a field unless they pop up in years when they aren’t supposed to be there, begging...

Feds Giving More than $6 Million for Safety at Food Processing...

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The federal government is giving $6.1 million through the Emergency Processing Fund to 34 food processing companies in southwestern Ontario to invest in safety...

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How to Help your Pile ‘Sleep In’

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After an unusually gentle winter across almost all of North America, most potato-growing areas have so far enjoyed a warmer than average spring. That’s...

Are You Letting Your Stressed Pile Sprout Away?

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It’s been a tough couple years to be a potato producer in many parts of Canada. Harvest 2019 was memorably bad, the rain, snow...

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Royal Avebe, Solynta Team Up on Hybrid Starch Potato Breeding

Averis Seeds B.V., a subsidiary of Royal Avebe, will work with Solynta on hybrid breeding of starch potato varieties, Averis Seeds says in a news release on...

U.S. Potato Industry Concerned about Future Canadian Disease Threats

Potato industry groups in the United States are concerned about how Canada will handle future disease threats following last year's discovery of potato wart...

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Stacked Potato Plants Show CPB Resistance

New potato varieties with stacked genes in them are showing resistance to Colorado potato beetles (CPB), a study by scientists at Nigde Omer Halisdemir...

U.S. Potato Industry Concerned about Future Canadian Disease Threats

Potato industry groups in the United States are concerned about how Canada will handle future disease threats following last year's discovery of potato wart...

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U.S. Potato Industry Concerned about Future Canadian Disease Threats

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Potato industry groups in the United States are concerned about how Canada will handle future disease threats following last year's discovery of potato wart...

Canadian Potato Supply Drops

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Potatoes in storage across Canada are down compared to historical averages, the latest potato holdings statistics from Statistics Canada show. According to the stats,...

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