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]

Serban Danielscu shows a soil core sample to Ken Forrest

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]

China Honours Canadian Potato Scientist

Prominent Canadian potato scientist and grower Peter VanderZaag has received a prestigious honour from the Chinese government. [Read Full Article]

MCCAIN NAMES NEW CANADIAN PRESIDENT

McCain Foods Limited has named Shai Altman as its new Canadian president effective Oct. 20. He brings to McCain more than 15 years of leadership experience in both mature and developing markets with expertise in the development and direction of growth strategies. Altman joins McCain from Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, where he held the position of Wrigley Canada president since 2009. Altman replaces Darryl Rowe, the former McCain Foods Canadian president who stepped down last December. [Read Full Article]

As the situation worsens in potato fields in Prince Edward Island and other areas of Canada, the search is intensifying for a chemical replacement for Thimet. Is bifenthrin, the active ingredient in recently registered pesticide Capture, the answer? [Read Full Article]

 
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