Agronomy

Agronomy

Reducing Tillage but Not Quality

A farmer in Manitoba, who experimented with direct seeding and minimal tillage in a potato field, harvested a crop statistically on-par with his conventionally...

Wild Potato Chemical Composition Helps Fight Pathogen

A recent study has found why a wild potato variety called S. chacoense is resistant to Pectobacterium, which cause various devastating diseases in potatoes, a...

Study Explains Neonicotinoid Resistance in CPBs

A new study has found when Colorado Potato Beetles (CPBs) receive even small doses of the neonicotinoid pesticide, imidacloprid, it can alter how the...

Cover Crops Planted After Potatoes Help Soil

A study completed by an Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) scientist found winter cover crops planted after potatoes can be beneficial to the environment...

Probing the Potential of Cover Crops

A PhD student in Manitoba is surveying growers about a relatively new crop on the Canadian Prairies — cover crops. For Callum Morrison, his interest...

Stats Can — Canadian Potato Production Dropped 1.3 Per Cent

Despite most of the Canadian potato crop being dug this year, overall potato production dropped 1.3 per cent from last year to 104.2 million hundredweight...

Reducing Tillage but Not Quality

A farmer in Manitoba, who experimented with direct seeding and minimal tillage in a potato field, harvested a crop statistically on-par with his conventionally...

Wild Potato Chemical Composition Helps Fight Pathogen

A recent study has found why a wild potato variety called S. chacoense is resistant to Pectobacterium, which cause various devastating diseases in potatoes, a...

Study Explains Neonicotinoid Resistance in CPBs

A new study has found when Colorado Potato Beetles (CPBs) receive even small doses of the neonicotinoid pesticide, imidacloprid, it can alter how the...

Cover Crops Planted After Potatoes Help Soil

A study completed by an Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) scientist found winter cover crops planted after potatoes can be beneficial to the environment...

Probing the Potential of Cover Crops

A PhD student in Manitoba is surveying growers about a relatively new crop on the Canadian Prairies — cover crops. For Callum Morrison, his interest...

Stats Can — Canadian Potato Production Dropped 1.3 Per Cent

Despite most of the Canadian potato crop being dug this year, overall potato production dropped 1.3 per cent from last year to 104.2 million hundredweight...