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]

From Our Desk

The clock is ticking on Thimet 15G, the insecticide of choice for controlling wireworm in potatoes in most areas of Canada. Because Canada’s regulators have decided to phase out Thimet due to environmental concerns, the pesticide will no longer be available for use on potatoes as of Aug. 1, 2015. [Read Full Article]

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Neonicotinoids are becoming less effective in the fight against Colorado potato beetle – a resistance trend that appears to be moving westwards across Canada. [Read Full Article]

 
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