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PAA Annual Meeting to be held in Winnipeg

The 103rdPotato Association of America Annual Meeting is to be held at the Delta Winnipeg Hotel in Winnipeg, Man., from July 28 to Aug. 1, 2019. Participants will gather to network and exchange the latest research, information and ideas to move potato science forward. The theme for the symposium is “Changes and Challenges in Potato Marketing Sectors.” PAA is a professional organization that represents the scientific arm of the potato industry. The…

World Potato Congress Inc. Launches Webinar Series

The World Potato Congress (WPC) is looking to increase its networking role for the global professional potato value chain, especially during the interval between congresses. As a result, WPC is setting up a webinar series to bring potato professionals together by offering  presentations to share inspiring and innovative knowledge or visions. On Monday, February 25, 2019 at 9 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, WPC President, Romain Cools, will introduce this new communication approach…

In-Furrow Pink Rot Fungicide Control Active in September?

Most of you probably know that Orondis Gold Potato fungicide, a co-pack containing Orondis and Ridomil (active ingredients oxathiapiprolin and metalaxyl-M), will be available this spring to suppress pink rot and Pythium leak.  The registration is for in-furrow application, but pink rot usually develops at the end of the season.  Will Orondis applied mid-May still be active in September? My colleagues across the border always do a good job evaluating fungicides before…

McCain Foods in Manitoba prepares for 40th Anniversary Celebrations in 2019

Beginning in the New Year, McCain Foods (Canada) will celebrate 40 years of sustained operation and investment in Manitoba together with employees, growers and neighbours in the local communities where it operates: Carberry and Portage la Prairie.  “In 2019, the McCain Portage la Prairie facility will celebrate 40 years of continued operation in the local area,” announced Danielle Barran, President, McCain Foods Canada. “Our 40-year presence in the community is a strong…

Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference East 2018

OCTOBER 15 & 16, 2018 Hilton/Fallsview, Niagara Falls   Listen, Learn, Network, and Grow! Connect with like-minded women passionate about agriculture and food. Grow from informative, inspiring and motivating discussions with influential leaders. Learn the tools and techniques that will empower you to live to your full potential.  Source: Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference  

Breeder Niehoff Presents New, High-Yielding Food at Potato Europe

Breeding Company K.-H. Nütoff from Bütow will present a brand new, interesting potato variety at the upcoming Potato Europe in Bockerode. The potato is marketed under the name Macarena and was created for the food and export market. The medium-early potato (ready for harvest from mid-August) was newly registered this year, it is particularly storeable and has a red peel. The biggest advantage is that the variety works well in longer periods…

Place Seed Potatoes Precisely in the Ground

Frankfurt am Main, Germany, August 24, 2018—Planting seed potatoes has developed into a highly complex step in cultivating the crop. In addition to having to handle a comparatively large amount of seed—an average 2.5 tonnes/hectare—farmers have to manage seed bed preparation and fertilizer applications, and the process might also include treatment against seed- and soil-borne pests and terminal ridge formation. However, the basic task of potato planting is still to place the…

Special “Organic Potatoes Meeting Point” at PotatoEurope 2018

Frankfurt am Main, Germany, July 31, 2018—Cultivating organic crops can be particularly challenging for farmers, but at PotatoEurope 2018, visitors will able to learn about the latest farming practices and market opportunities in their sector. Some 20 exhibitors will be showing practical solutions for organic potato cultivation at the outdoor event, which takes place on September 12 and 13 at Springe, near Hanover, as part of the special “Organic Potatoes Meeting Point”…

McCain Foods Recognizes Carl Crandlemire As Champion Grower; a 28-Year Partnership

FLORENCEVILLE-BRISTOL, N.B., Aug. 29, 2018—Carl Crandlemire was named the 2017-2018 McCain Champion Potato Grower for Florenceville-Bristol during the 45th annual McCain Growers’ Banquet on August 23. This year, approximately 200 guests gathered at the Northern Carleton Civic Centre to celebrate the top growers and their hard work over the past year. Allison McCain, chairman of McCain Foods Ltd., and Christine Wentworth, vice-president of agriculture North America, extended personal congratulations to Carl Crandlemire and…

McCain Foods Recognizes Les Fermes FC Daigle as Champion Grower; a 42-Year Partnership

GRAND FALLS, N.B., Aug. 29, 2018–Les Fermes FC Daigle Inc. of Drummond was named the 2017-2018 McCain Champion Potato Grower for Grand Falls during the 44th annual McCain Growers’ Banquet on August 21. This year, more than 200 guests gathered at Centre E&P Sénéchal to celebrate the top growers and their hard work over the past year. Allison McCain, chairman of McCain Foods Ltd., Bryan McCourt, vice-president of marketing Canada and Christine Wentworth,…

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