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Maritime Drought Drops Canadian Potato Production

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After drought struck the Maritime provinces Canada's potato crop is expected to be 98.8 million cwt, down 7.7 million cwt from 2019, the Oct. 14...

Manitoba Potato Harvest Done

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All potato crops in Manitoba have been harvested with the last few fields being dug earlier this week, the Oct. 14 provincial potato report...

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Consumers Driving an Inevitable (But Positive?) Shift to Sustainability

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Quick quiz, in the last week, how many times have you heard or read ‘sustainability’ in relation to agriculture or food? Five years ago,...

Looking Beyond CIPC is in Your Best Interests

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October 8, 2020, marks the official end of the European Union’s grace period on CIPC residue, following the product’s June 2019 deregistration in that...

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BASF Gets PMRA Registration for Broflanilide

Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has granted registration approval for BASF's products Teraxxa F4 and Cimegra, which contain Broflanilide, BASF says in a...

Ontario Government, Feds, Commit $11.6 to Stop On Farm COVID Spread

The governments of Canada and Ontario will invest $11.6 million to help Ontario farmers stop the spread of COVID-19 on their farms, the Ontario...

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Manitoba Potato Harvest Done

All potato crops in Manitoba have been harvested with the last few fields being dug earlier this week, the Oct. 14 provincial potato report...

Alberta Tapping Into Federal Irrigation Money

Alberta is investing $815 million into modernizing irrigation infrastructure, with $407.5 million of it to come from Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB), the provincial government...

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Maritime Drought Drops Canadian Potato Production

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After drought struck the Maritime provinces Canada's potato crop is expected to be 98.8 million cwt, down 7.7 million cwt from 2019, the Oct. 14...

U.S. Potato Production to Drop by Six Per Cent

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United States potato production is expected to drop by six per cent to 399.1 million cwt, the Oct. 7 issue of North American Potato Market...

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Facing the Future with Family

North Paddock Farms sees opportunities despite pandemic challenges. The global COVID-19 pandemic has certainly caused its share of challenges for Canadian farmers. But Alison Davie...

Eye on the Nation — Fall 2020

Manitoba By: Dan Sawatzky, general manager of the Keystone Potato Producers AssociationDirect potato harvest began at the end of the second week of August this...

Tater Tales — An Outstanding Chipping Variety

SP327 is a new chipping potato variety developed in Ontario by Peter Vander Zaag. New varieties are crucial to the health and growth of the...

Roundtable — Navigating Storage from Harvest to Shed

Storing your potatoes until shipping time can be just as important as the growing season is, which is why you need to keep spuds...

Solving the Wireworm Problem

Wireworm research is already helping farmers across Canada reduce populations in their potato fields, but the researchers are aiming to make that research easier...

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