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Canadian Potato Summit – 2021

The Canadian Potato Summit is a yearly update for what’s happening in the Canadian potato industry, hosted by Potatoes in Canada magazine. Join industry members and growers on February 3, 2021 in a virtual format to stay updated on research, industry projects and the latest field insights.

The organizers say the interactive event will arm participants with tools and information they need to kick off a successful growing season.

The schedule and sessions as these stand now are published below. Also check it out on the Potatoes in Canada website here, where you can register, and find further details on product demos and more. Speaker information will be updated as speakers are added.

Schedule

12:00 pm – 12:05 pm
Opening Remarks

Speaker: Stefanie Croley, editorial director, Potatoes in Canada

12:05 pm – 1:00 pm
Live Speaker Session 1

LIVE SESSION
Speakers: Dr. Mario Tenuta and Dr. Dmytro Yevtushenko

The Canadian Potato Early Dying Network (CanPEDNet) is a Canada-wide network of projects working on PED with growers across the country. In this session, Mario Tenuta with the University of Manitoba and Dmytro Yevtushenko, University of Lethbridge’s potato research chair, will share an update on the research happening within the program.

1:05 pm to 1:50 pm
Live Speaker Session 2: Potato breeding update

LIVE SESSION
Speaker: Vanessa Currie, Potato Research Program, University of Guelph

Vanessa will give an update from the University of Guelph’s research program, including variety trials and a pathology study.

1:50 pm to 2:00 pm
Break

2:05 pm to 3:00 pm
Live Speaker Session 3 – Industry panel discussion: United Potato Growers of Canada

LIVE SESSION
Speakers: Kevin MacIsaac, General Manager, United Potato Growers of Canada; Terence Hochstein, Potato Growers of Alberta

3:00 pm
Closing remarks

On-Demand Sessions

Sessions on disease and pest management and crop management options – stay tuned for details.

On DEMAND
Winter cover crop research update

Speaker: Dr. Judith Nyiraneza, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, P.E.I.

Source: Potatoes in Canada

Lukie Pieterse, Editor and Publisher of Potato News Today

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