Harvesting

Canadian potato production grew in 2016 November 2016

Canada's potato production was 105.2 million hundredweight (4.7 million tonnes) in 2016, up 0.5 per cent from 2015. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Rain delays completion of P.E.I. potato harvest November 2016

Some P.E.I. potato farmers have had to wait longer than usual to finish their harvest because of recent wet weather. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Ontario potato crop hit hard by 2016 weather October 2016

Each growing season is different, but the 2016 season was unlike any season seen before in Ontario. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Potato harvester sorts rocks from spuds October 2016

Alex Docherty, chairman of the PEI Potato Board and a potato farmer in Elmwood, does what most potato farmers on PEI still do today — hire rock pickers Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Scanner transforming Nova Scotia apple industry October 2016

A new, hand-held device reminiscent of Star Trek's tricorder scanning device is telling Nova Scotian farmers when an apple is perfect for picking. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Ontario potato harvest report October 2016

A quick survey indicated that about 80 per cent of the provincial potato crop has been harvested by Oct. 5, according to Eugenia Banks. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Second growth disorder reported in Ontario September 2016

Second growth is a physiological potato problem induced by soil temperatures of 24 C or above and water stress. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Saboteurs a concern during harvest September 2016

The P.E.I. Potato Board is still concerned about saboteurs two years after needles were found in Island produce. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Fall harvest ramping up on Prince Edward Island September 2016

Potato harvest is underway in Prince Edward Island. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Ontario Potato Field Day a success August 2016

The 2016 Ontario Potato Field Day, hosted on August 18 by HJV Equipment in Alliston, was a very successful event. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Handling blueberries with extra care April 2016

Since a blueberry is mostly water, any touch has the potential to bruise it. While most human pickers are gentle enough to pick the berries without bruising them, the same cannot be said for mechanical pickers. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

New research confirms fuel savings from tracks on pulled equipment March 2016

Much of the tracks-versus-wheels debate on farms has focused on compaction and the ability to drive in wet conditions, but what about differences in fuel consumption? Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

AGI increases production capabilities of smoothwall bins

Ag Growth International to introduce commercial smoothwall product line. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Celebrating 25 years of success February 2016

Starting a business isn’t hard. Starting a business that stands the test of time is more difficult. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Managing overwintering corn February 2016

There are years when it can be extremely difficult for farmers to harvest some of their corn acres. Excessive rainfall during the harvest period may result in fields that are too wet to be combined. In other years, cooler-than-normal weather during the growing season can result in high grain corn moisture levels and prohibitively high drying costs. In this case, farmers may opt to harvest the corn in spring, leaving it to dry down naturally to reduce drying costs. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Coming to a crop near you February 2016

Bill Gates predicted that every home in South Korea would have a robot by 2015, says Medhat Moussa Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Potato production up in Manitoba, Quebec November 2015

Potato production in Canada increased 4.1 per cent from 2014 to an estimated 104.8 million hundredweight (4.8 million tonnes) in 2015. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

P.E.I. anticipating lower potato yields this year November 2015

With harvest nearly complete, P.E.I. will likely see lower yields compared to last year. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

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