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Introducing Innate

Following United States Department of Agriculture approval of Innate potatoes in November, J.R. Simplot Company expects to receive approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its Innate product within a few months, the final hurdle for commercially producing the genetically modified potatoes in the United States. The company anticipates similar approval by Health Canada in early 2015, clearing the way for Innate in this country. [Read Full Article]

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Roundtable: Preparing the Land for Planting

Growers, like boy scouts, know it’s important to be prepared. Each spring, potato fields across the country are cultivated to varying degrees, depending on the soil, and the earth carefully shaped prior to planting. [Read Full Article]

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Potato Tampering

Food safetyas a matter of concern for the potato industry came into the spotlight last fall as a result of a potato tampering case in Prince Edward Island. On Oct. 7, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency advised consumers of a possible food-tampering situation involving potatoes harvested and packed by Linkletter Farms Ltd. of Summerside, P.E.I. [Read Full Article]

A Bug's Life

The Colorado potato beetle has spread throughout North America and other parts of the globe, while repelling all efforts to eradicate it. Here’s a look back at the colourful past of this resilient — and highly vexing — bug.[Read Full Article]

Tuber Talk with Luke Pieterse: Variable Rate Irrigation

Why this alternative to conventional irrigation techniques is getting a lot of attention in potato production circles. [Read Full Article]

Making a Name

There is a change transforming the Canadian potato landscape — it’s called branding, and it’s building momentum. [Read Full Article]

Nutrition in a Compact Package

Two Ontario scientists are researching the health benefits of potatoes, particularly pigmented tubers, and how to share this knowledge with consumers.[Read Full Article]

A Change of Scenery

Airport chosen for site of this year’s Potato Growers of Alberta South Field Day. [Read Full Article]

A Growing Business in Alberta

A lot has changed on Mike Wind’s southern Alberta potato operation since he started Windiana Farms back in 1990.[Read Full Article]

Potato Showplace

Someone suggested turning a small P.E.I. town’s local museum into a full-fledged international tourist attraction. The result is the Canadian Potato Museum. [Read Full Article]

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Stakeholder Day at Potato Research Centre a Success

The recent Stakeholder Day at the Potato Research Centre was a resounding success, according to Ed Hurley, associate director of research, development and technology at the Agriculture and Agri-Food facility in Fredericton, N.B. [Read Full Article]

Minimizing Bruise Damage

Successful growers share their thoughts on best management practices in potato production. [Read Full Article]

Reward Offered in P.E.I. Potato Tampering Case

The Prince Edward Island Potato Board says the recent potato tampering case in that province “has left our industry feeling shocked, and is unacceptable for ourselves and the general public.” [Read Full Article]

 
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