Issues Spring 2013

Spring 2013

Staying Sharp

Canadian seed potato producers are keeping their edge and staying in the game amidst tough competition, volatile markets and consolidation.Canada’s natural advantages for growing...

Adventures in Flavour

Fingerling potatoes offer an exciting “little” twist on Canada’s favourite staple vegetable.Canadian consumers are used to choosing from a few standard types of potatoes—reds,...

AAFC’s New Varieties for 2013

Fresh market potatoes dominate this year’s list of new offerings from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s accelerated release selections program.Potatoes are the third most important...

Stopping the Spread of Late Blight

With new aggressive strains of late blight on the move in Canada, producers and industry specialists are looking at ways to improving on-farm management...

The Path of Least Resistance

While neonicotinoids are currently controlling most insect populations affecting potato production in Canada, experts say pest resistance is only a matter of time.Twenty years...

Planning the Best Pest Response

That smiling visage to the left belongs to me, the new editor of Spud Smart. It is my pleasure to contribute the From Our...

Staying Sharp

Canadian seed potato producers are keeping their edge and staying in the game amidst tough competition, volatile markets and consolidation.Canada’s natural advantages for growing...

Adventures in Flavour

Fingerling potatoes offer an exciting “little” twist on Canada’s favourite staple vegetable.Canadian consumers are used to choosing from a few standard types of potatoes—reds,...

AAFC’s New Varieties for 2013

Fresh market potatoes dominate this year’s list of new offerings from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s accelerated release selections program.Potatoes are the third most important...

Stopping the Spread of Late Blight

With new aggressive strains of late blight on the move in Canada, producers and industry specialists are looking at ways to improving on-farm management...

The Path of Least Resistance

While neonicotinoids are currently controlling most insect populations affecting potato production in Canada, experts say pest resistance is only a matter of time.Twenty years...

Planning the Best Pest Response

That smiling visage to the left belongs to me, the new editor of Spud Smart. It is my pleasure to contribute the From Our...