Research

Robots and drones key to fuel genetic research February 2017

It may be a while before robots and drones are as common as tractors and combines on farms, but they may soon play a major role in helping feed the world. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Ontario potato variety trial results September 2016

Selecting suitable varieties is the first step in any successful potato operation. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Dickeya is coming June 2016

Potato growers are familiar with the problems that stem from blackleg and are adept at managing it. However, two new strains have been identified and one has been spreading in North America for the last two years. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Tackling the yield challenge May 2016

In 2013, eastern Canadian potato growers were concerned: they were not seeing the yield increases experienced by growers throughout the rest of North America. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Late blight management technology project underway April 2016

The Ontario Potato Board and Dr. Eugenia Banks are collaborating on a new two-year project to evaluate late blight management technologies new to Ontario. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Webinar: A new method for wireworm control April 2016

Learn more about Christine Noronha's wireworm trap in an exclusive webinar presentation. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

New control for Colorado potato beetle March 2016

New hope is on the horizon for potato growers engaged in the ongoing battle against Colorado potato beetle (CPB). Researchers are currently field-testing one of the most effective controls ever developed for the potato’s chief insect villain, and it is entirely chemical-free. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Nutritionally superior spuds March 2016

Although many consumers aren’t aware of it, potatoes have a lot of good things going for them when it comes to human nutrition. For instance, potatoes contain vitamin C, minerals, fibre, protein and bioactive compounds, plus they help provide a feeling of fullness that discourages overeating. Now an Ontario project is identifying some especially healthy potato cultivars that could help win back health-conscious consumers. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Management practices for erosion March 2016

A New Brunswick researcher says that despite the common perception that water and wind are responsible for erosion, tillage erosion is actually the leading cause of soil degradation in most cultivated fields in Canada. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Rotating crops March 2016

Careful management of irrigated potato crops over the long-term may help maintain crop productivity and nutrient availability within acceptable levels for agricultural production. This is the conclusion Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) researchers reached when they did a field experiment the year after completing a long-term irrigated potato rotation study in Brandon, Man. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Controlling weight gain with potatoes? March 2016

A potato extract that’s rich in beneficial compounds is looking very promising. In trials with mice, researchers at McGill University have found that this extract reduces weight gain and provides other important health benefits. Now, they hope to conduct clinical trials to see if the extract produces similar benefits in people. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Most nitrates in Northumberland Strait from P.E.I. – study March 2016

A research team has discovered that Prince Edward Island is exporting more than just potatoes. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Pink potato among 16 new kinds of spuds February 2016

Bright pink and purple are the hot new fashion colours for Spring 2016, for potatoes. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Eugenia Banks receives OFVGA Award of Merit February 2016

Eugenia Banks recently received the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers' Association (OFVGA) 2016 Award of Merit at the OFVGA annual general meeting. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

University of Lethbridge welcomes new research chair in potato science January 2016

The University of Lethbridge has appointed Dr. Dmytro Yevtushenko as research chair in potato science. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Irrigation method saves water for potato growth December 2015

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers have found an irrigation method that uses 50 per cent less water. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Call for producers for NOS focus groups December 2015

The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) needs producer volunteers to participate in focus groups that examine National Occupational Standards. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Researchers turn potato byproducts into eco-friendly plastic films November 2015

University of Alberta researchers have created a starch-based bioactive film that is both eco-friendly and rich in antioxidants. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

New approach to managing parasitic roundworms September 2015

Roundworms that feed on plants cause approximately $100 billion in annual global crop damage. But a new way of disrupting the motility and reproduction of these plant parasitic nematodes discovered by a University of New Hampshire (UNH) scientist may one day provide farmers with a new way to safely manage these agricultural pests. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

BC farmers put new varieties under the microscope September 2015

Farmers gathered at Brent Kelly Farms last Thursday for the annual B.C. Potato Variety Trial Field Day to see new varieties that have been grown in a test field. The goal is to see if any could become a viable crop in Delta. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

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