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Spud Smart Webinar: The Ins and Outs of Potato Yield Monitors

With increased input costs and skyrocketing land prices, profit margins are shrinking — it’s never been more important to have a good handle on what’s happening in your fields. Data generated from yield maps provide insight on how to manage your crop to improve your profit margin, your yield, or both. Whether this is your first season or your fifth using a potato yield monitor, our guest speakers will make sure you’re…

WPC Report on the African Potato Association

During his presentation at the official opening of the 11th African Potato Congress in Kigali, Rwanda, World Potato Congress President, Romain Cools, announced the continuous effort of his organization to be a partner of the African potato sector. President Cools illustrated this statement by referring to the active role of African potato specialists in WPC’s global organization: Dr. A. Jooste of South Africa and B. Lemaga of CIP who are both members…

MCCAIN FOODS RECOGNIZES LAJOIE FARMS

PRESQUE ISLE, ME — The McCain Top 10 Potato Growers were recognized at the annual McCain Grower Banquet at the Stone Ridge Event Center in Presque Isle on August 21. Over 300 guests were invited to celebrate the 2018 growing season and recognize the top ten growers and their achievements. Champion Grower selection is based on the highest standing quality of the following three delivery categories: field direct delivery, winter storage delivery…

McCain Foods Recognizes Guest Farms Ltd. as Champion Grower

FLORENCEVILLE-BRISTOL, N.B., Sept 3, 2019 — Guest Farms Ltd. of Holmesville was named the 2018-2019 McCain Champion Potato Grower for Florenceville-Bristol during the 46th Annual McCain Growers’ Banquet held August 22. This year, approximately 200 guests gathered at Northern Carleton Civic Center in Florenceville-Bristol to celebrate the top growers and to recognize their hard work over the past year. Allison McCain, Chairman of McCain Foods Limited, Dale McCarthy, VP Integrated Supply Chain NA…

McCain Foods Recognizes Toner Produce Ltd. As Champion Grower

GRAND FALLS, Sept 3, 2019 — Toner Produce Ltd. of Grand Falls, N.B., was named the 2018-2019 McCain Champion Potato Grower for Grand Falls during the 45th Annual McCain Growers’ Banquet held August 20. This year, approximately 170 guests gathered at Centre E. & P. Senechal in Grand Falls, N.B., to celebrate the top growers and to recognize their hard work over the past year. Allison McCain, Chairman of McCain Foods Limited, Dale McCarthy,…

2019 Ontario Potato Field Day Huge Success

The 2019 Ontario Potato Field Day was a huge success. A big thank you to HJV Equipment for hosting and to the Potato Board for sponsoring this summer event. Approximately 275 growers, potato industry personnel and researchers attended. The Field Day was a great opportunity to see a range of new equipment, including an impressive Field Loader from Grimme, to spend time at the trade show, and to see new varieties.  A…

Ontario Crop Production Report: August 20, 2019

Finally, the Alliston, Ont., area that was hit hard by the summer drought received a much-needed rain over the weekend.  Mark VanOostrum had the details: North of Alliston 0.5 inches Alliston to Beeton 0.7 to 1.0 inches Shelburne to Orangeville 0.8 to 1.2 inches South 401 spud lane 2 to 3 inches The rain will take the pressure off irrigation for a few days and should help bulking the chip processing crop….

New Grimme Field Loader Arrives in Time for Aug. 22 Show

On Thursday, August 15, the new Grimme Field Loader arrived from Germany, and  HJV Equipment in Alliston, Ont., has brought the first one to North America! Depending on harvest conditions, a single trailer of potatoes can contain up to 20 per cent soil and/or trash. This can amount to as much as 1,000 tons per 100 ha, according to studies by Grimme. The new Field Loader is designed to reduce this trash…

2019 Ontario Potato Field Day

The 2019 Ontario Potato Field Day, hosted by HJV Equipment and supported by the Ontario Potato Board, will be held on Thursday, August 22, at HJV Equipment in Alliston, Ont. The event starts at 3:00 p.m. with the following activities: What’s New in Potato Equipment Display of New Potato Varieties Trade Show The BBQ, sponsored by Syngenta, will begin at 5:30 pm and everyone is welcome! Location: 5900 County Road 10, Alliston, Ont….

This Artist has an Eye for Potatoes 

When is a Colorado potato beetle near a potato a good thing? When it’s part of a gorgeous, handmade ceramic potato mug. Manitoba artist Jillian Sareault uses sculptural techniques to create potato-like ceramic vessels that can be used in everyday life. Each piece has its own unique qualities and no two are identical. Sareault came up with the idea when her mother, MaryAnn Sareault, who is the conference coordinator for Manitoba Potato…

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