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Canada Seed Potato Area Down 2.3 Per Cent from 2019

The certified potato seed area in Canada fell by 2.3 per cent to 56,716 acres in 2020, the Dec. 30 issue of North American Potato...

Reducing Tillage but Not Quality

A farmer in Manitoba, who experimented with direct seeding and minimal tillage in a potato field, harvested a crop statistically on-par with his conventionally...

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Care About Sustainability? Make Yourself Heard

Canada is growing into a global player in the processed potato market, thanks to a rapid expansion in processing capacity in this country. However,...

What a Long, Long Way We’ve Come

When TJ Lockwood built the potato industry’s first ever potato grader way back in 1930, his innovation was greeted with huge enthusiasm by farmers...


The World is My Potato

Exuberant agronomist shines on federal youth ag council and with master’s research. Many people are content to attend post-secondary school, find a job, settle in...

Feds, Ontario Government Invests $3.5 Million for Online Ag Businesses

The Ontario and federal governments are investing more than $3.5 million to help more than 700 businesses in the Ontario agri-food sector establish or...


Miravis Duo Now Registered for Potato Use

Syngenta's product Miravis Duo is now registered for use on potatoes to protect against early blight and several other diseases, the company says in a...

Hope for Wireworm Control

A new wireworm control product from BASF, Cimegra, is giving growers hope following years of products being phased out. Potato growers fearing a shrinking toolbox...


Canada Potato Stocks Down 6.7 Per Cent

Potato stocks in Canada as of Jan. 1 were 5.14 million cwt less than 2019, a 6.7 per cent reduction, the Jan. 13 issue of...

Maritimes Drag Down Canadian Seed Potato Production

While seed potato production increased in some parts of Canada, a reduction in acres in the Maritime provinces caused overall national seed production to...