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Quebec Potato Crop Down 3.9 Per Cent from 2019

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Growers in Quebec harvested about 12.32 million cwt of potatoes this year, down 3.9 per cent from last year, the Nov. 18 issue of North...

Using SWAT MAPS to Grow the Best Potato Crop – A...

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https://youtu.be/LXnQnquZQYc SWAT MAPS chart soil, water and topography in fields to help growers manage their potato crops better. Fields are not all the same, with...

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Living up to TJ’s legacy

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Tacked to the wall behind my desk, I’ve got a “Citizen of the Century” article clipped out of Scottsville, Nebraska’s Star-Herald newspaper from more...

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,...

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Ontario Develops Plan to Stop COVID-19 Transmission in Ag

The Ontario government, along with the agri-food industry, has developed a comprehensive strategy to stop COVID-19 transmission and protect agriculture workers ahead of next...

Feds Invest Money for Manitoba Farm Worker Safety

The federal government is investing $1.9 million under the Emergency On-Farm Support Fund to help Manitoba farmers better protect the health and safety of...

Agronomy

Irish Potato Famine Disease Still Lurks in Canada

Research and education are key to keeping potato plants safe from disease transfer by tomatoes. While COVID-19 restrictions have encouraged home gardeners to dive deep...

Canadian Potato Production Substantially Below 2019

Canadian potato production is down an estimated 7,000,000 hundred weight from 2019 and also below the five year average, according to an update from...

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Study Finds Spuds Excellent Source of Iron

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It has been found potatoes are an excellent source of iron and can play an important role in helping to reduce iron deficiency —...

Canada Potato Crop Down 3.9 Per Cent from Last Year

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Post-harvest reports are pegging the Canadian potato crop at 102.5 million cwt, down 3.9 per cent from the 2019 crop, which is better than...

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Canadian Potato Council Launches Research Website

The Canadian Potato Council's (CPC) Research Working Group has officially launched its bilingual potato research website, the association says in a news release on...

A Flu Shot for Potatoes

Potato researchers across the country are trying to develop a strategy to fight late blight. With a hot and dry growing season across Canada during...

A New Look Online

If you are one of our voracious online readers, then you may have noticed something different in the last few months — we have...

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...

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