Canada

NPC calls for urgency in public comments to CFIA potato wart plan

The National Potato Council has submitted public comments to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s risk management documents for mitigating the risk... READ MORE »

CFIA announces implementation plans to mitigate PEI risk

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency announced its process for implementing plans to mitigate the risk of Prince Edward Island potato wart spreading to... READ MORE »

Potato researcher begins term as agriculture dean at Canadian university

Potato researcher Gefu Wang-Pruski began a one-year term as acting dean and principal, Faculty of Agriculture, at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia,... READ MORE »

US ambassador visit puts PEI potato wart issues in spotlight

U.S. Ambassador to Canada David Cohen’s recent visit to Prince Edward Island has again spotlighted ongoing potato wart disease issues affecting trad... READ MORE »

Vive Crop Protection makes rankings list for fourth year in a row

Vive Crop Protection Inc. has been named to the 2023 Report on Business ranking of Canada’s Top Growing Companies by the Globe and Mail. Vive Cro... READ MORE »

Big Idaho Potato Truck makes first international travel foray

Does a potato need a passport? If it’s Spuddy Buddy, the country-crossing mascot of the Idaho Potato Commission, then the answer is yes. This sum... READ MORE »

CFIA completes potato wart investigation, finds 4 additional affected PEI fields

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has completed its investigation into potato wart in Prince Edward Island ahead of the September 2023 target date, ... READ MORE »

Former seed potato grower back as Canada’s top agriculture official

A former Prince Edward Island seed potato grower has been named Canada’s new Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food. Lawrence MacAulay, a Member o... READ MORE »

PEI fall cover crop research yields promising results

For generations, Prince Edward Island (PEI) has been known for potatoes. Canada’s smallest province continues to grow the largest acreage of potatoe... READ MORE »

Late blight found in Simcoe County, Ontario

An ongoing USDA project indicates the presence of late blight in potatoes in Simcoe County, Ontario. Genotype testing of the affected area is in progr... READ MORE »


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