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The Pros and Cons of Planting Whole Seed and Cut Seed Pieces – A Spud Smart Webinar & Podcast

The whole seed model has been used in Europe for some time and is becoming more popular in the United States. The practice has had low adoption in Canada; however, that may change. Is a whole seed system possible for Canada? This webinar examines the possible advantages and challenges to planting whole seed and cut seed pieces. Guest speakers will also discuss whole seed size distribution and seed sizing capabilities. Whole seed…

Spud Smart Webinar & Podcast: Managing Potato Virus Y

Find out how to manage potato virus Y. During this webinar, participants will learn: • How to plan today to manage PVY • Management tools PVY • What challenges growers are facing with respect to PVY and why • New tactics researchers are developing to fight PVY • New control product available Speakers:  • Mathuresh Singh, director of Agricultural Certification Services for Potatoes New Brunswick • Anne McRae, BASF technical service specialist…

Spud Smart Webinar & Podcast: Remote Sensing For Potato Production

What is remote sensing, and how can we use it in today’s potato production systems? In this free webinar, participants will learn about: • Types of remote sensing equipment • Remote sensing to assist with agronomic decisions • Remote sensing in storage • Remote sensing and variable rate nitrogen Presenters: • Anne Smith, Ph.D. Anne is a Research Scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada at the Lethbridge Research and Development Centre • Brian…

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