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Impact of Soil Moisture Stress on Potato Yield and Quality

Soil moisture levels can have a huge effect on how your potato yield and quality. Because of its shallow root system, the potato crop is...

No Margin of Error to Control the Colorado Potato Beetle

Neonicotinoids have been used in Ontario for 26 years to control the Colorado potato beetle (CPB) but relying on one mode of action...

Potato IPM 101 — Things to Remember Before Potato Planting

Use this handy checklist to get ready for potato planting this spring. The potato is a challenging crop to grow and requires intensive management for...

Making a Canadian Potato Breeding Program Work

A group of Canadian potato breeders have teamed up to breed potato varieties for late blight resistance. Potato breeders strive to develop new varieties with...

Updated Checklist for a Successful Harvest of the Storage Crop

Harvest management is, in large part, bruise management. Bruising affects tuber quality significantly. Bruised tubers are easily invaded by soft rot, Fusarium dry rot...

Common Scab, a Problem without a Solution?

Common scab continues to cause concern for potato growers. Common scab, caused mainly by the seed and soil-borne bacterium Streptomyces scabies, continues to be a...

Impact of Soil Moisture Stress on Potato Yield and Quality

Soil moisture levels can have a huge effect on how your potato yield and quality. Because of its shallow root system, the potato crop is...

No Margin of Error to Control the Colorado Potato Beetle

Neonicotinoids have been used in Ontario for 26 years to control the Colorado potato beetle (CPB) but relying on one mode of action...

Potato IPM 101 — Things to Remember Before Potato Planting

Use this handy checklist to get ready for potato planting this spring. The potato is a challenging crop to grow and requires intensive management for...

Making a Canadian Potato Breeding Program Work

A group of Canadian potato breeders have teamed up to breed potato varieties for late blight resistance. Potato breeders strive to develop new varieties with...

Updated Checklist for a Successful Harvest of the Storage Crop

Harvest management is, in large part, bruise management. Bruising affects tuber quality significantly. Bruised tubers are easily invaded by soft rot, Fusarium dry rot...

Common Scab, a Problem without a Solution?

Common scab continues to cause concern for potato growers. Common scab, caused mainly by the seed and soil-borne bacterium Streptomyces scabies, continues to be a...