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2018 Forecast Calls for Optimism

For most of the past decade, potato production in Canada has been relatively stagnant. The economic crash of 2008 reduced demand for Canadian spuds in some markets and the industry struggled to regain its lost footing. With the 2018 growing season well under way, there now seems to be a renewed sense of optimism among many Canadian potato growers. Preliminary estimates indicate a total of 353,000 acres will be planted in Canada…

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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