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!

Canadian potato harvest update October 2016

Oct. 21, 2016, Canada – As potato harvest wraps up, the United Potato Growers of Canada reports conditions were generally favourable for growers across the country. 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!

Norfolk potato yields could be down 50 per cent July 2016

Due to hot, dry conditions, farmers in Norfolk County, Ont., have used irrigation in an effort to save the crop. 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!

Sweet potatoes a superfood for Ontario farmers October 2015

Sweet potatoes require specific growing conditions and are labour-intensive to harvest, but they love sandy soil of Norfolk County. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Canadian potato production in 2014 December 2014

Statistics Canada estimates total potato production in Canada topped 102.0 million hundredweight (4.6 million tonnes) in 2014. This represents a 0.7 per cent decrease from 2013. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

No late blight found in Manitoba so far September 2014

The production season is almost over and Manitoba has been lucky to not have any report of late blight so far, reports Vikram Bisht in the latest Manitoba potato report. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Hot weather curtails Washington potato crop December 2013

The hot summer temperatures in Eastern Washington state shrivelled some of this year's potato crop, but industry officials still say there should be enough. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Canadian potato yield increased in 2013 November 2013

Nov. 27, 2013, Canada – Recent stats from Statistics Canada have indicated that potato yield increased in 2013, despite a decrease in harvested area. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Demand is high for P.E.I. potatoes November 2013

The general manager of the P.E.I. Potato Board expects the demand for Prince Edward Island potatoes will continue to be strong. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Potato harvest complete in P.E.I. November 2013

The general manager of the P.E.I. Potato Board has declared this year’s P.E.I. potato harvest wrapped up. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Potato farmers expect good crop and decent prices October 2013

Oct. 29, 2013, Prince Edward Island – P.E.I. potato farmers are wrapping up their harvest, and are expecting good results, according to CBC News. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Farmers using big rigs to capitalize on good weather October 2013

Oct. 18, 2013, Alberry Plains, P.E.I. – The rain may be finally arriving, but potato growers know they’ve been basking in some of the finest weather in years. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

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