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The Importance of Pre-Harvest Sugar Sampling  – A Spud Smart Roundtable Webinar & Podcast

Trying to store your potato crop in the best conditions possible can be tough, but pre-harvest sugar sampling tests may just make it a bit easier. This in-expensive test determines the maturity of a tuber in any field. The test helps growers to determine which potatoes will be better for short, medium and long-term storage. Harvest plans can then be made based on which fields will store for longer. From this webinar…

The Latest Practices for Use of Liquid and Dry Fertilizers – A Spud Smart Webinar & Podcast

Proper nutrient delivery is critical for maximized yield and quality in potatoes, and producers generally use both dry and liquid forms of fertilizer to accomplish this. However, what they choose to use and when depends on many factors, including cropping system (irrigated or not), what equipment they already have, availability of products and cost. From this webinar you will learn: The affect weather has on fertilizer application What optimal field conditions are…

OxiDate®FC – A New Contact Fungicide for the Canadian Potato Industry – A Spud Smart Innovation Webinar & Podcast

OxiDate FC A New Contact Fungicide for the Canadian Potato Industry Brought to you by BioSafe Systems Recently, the leading multi-site contact potato fungicides have come under PMRA regulatory scrutiny and restrictions. This creates a gap which must be filled in order to ensure the continued success and survival of the Canadian Potato Industry. Fortunately, a family owned research and development company, BioSafe Systems, LLC has successfully registered OxiDate®FC, a NEW Multi-site fungicide/bactericide to fill the gap for the Canadian Potato Industry. Participants will learn: Review of recent PMRA regulatory actions…

Practices for Mitigating Soil Compaction – A Spud Smart Roundtable Webinar & Podcast

Although farmers understand soil compaction is an important issue, they are now becoming more serious than ever about its management. Compaction can threaten potato plants in a number of negative ways. Farmers must often make the decision to enter a field when conditions don’t lend themselves well to compaction prevention. However, a wholistic approach throughout the year employing the latest strategies will ensure the effects of soil compaction are minimized, year in…

The Ins and Outs of Potato Yield Monitors – A Spud Smart Webinar & Podcast

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 year after year 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…

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…

Sugar End Disorder and Stem-End Chip Defect Stress Factors and Management – A Spud Smart Webinar & Podcast

Sugar ends is a physiological disorder that can occur at a tuber’s bud or stem end. The disorder’s symptoms usually aren’t apparent until the tuber’s exposure to colder temperatures — around 10 C or below. The stress that causes the disorder’s development occurs early in the growing season and may be difficult to determine.   Stem-end chip defect is another serious threat affecting tuber quality for chip potato growers. What are the causes…

Spud Smart Webinar: Sugar End Disorder and Stem-End Chip Defect Stress Factors and Management Practices

Sugar ends is a physiological disorder that can occur at a tuber’s bud or stem end. The disorder’s symptoms usually aren’t apparent until the tuber’s exposure to colder temperatures — around 10 C or below. The stress that causes the disorder’s development occurs early in the growing season and may be difficult to determine. Stem-end chip defect is another serious threat affecting tuber quality for chip potato growers. What are the causes…

Fighting Common Scab: A Spud Smart Roundtable Webinar

Common scab is a pervasive threat to some potato-growing regions in Canada. Lesions and cavities on infected tubers can render them unmarketable. Researchers and industry experts are still trying to determine why the pathogen is more prevalent in some fields than others as well as the best methods for fighting the disease.   While growers use many different practices to control common scab, none have proven to be totally effective. During this…

Spud Smart Webinar: Fighting Common Scab

Common scab is a pervasive threat to some potato-growing regions in Canada. Lesions and cavities on infected tubers can render them unmarketable. Researchers and industry experts are still trying to determine why the pathogen is more prevalent in some fields than others as well as the best methods for fighting the disease. While growers use many different practices to control common scab, none have proven to be totally effective. During this webinar,…

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