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Conference to tackle key production issues that potato growers face

The 2022 Ontario Potato Conference will be hosted as a virtual event on Wednesday, March 2 at 10:00am. The annual Conference will be presented by the Ontario Potato Board, and hosted by Potatoes in Canada. Dr Eugenia Banks (pictured above) is the principle organizer. The day includes five sessions focused on key topics for potato production. Dr Banks shared the Conference program below – it can also be viewed on Potatoes in Canada.


10:00 am – 10:30 am         Battling the Blackleg Complex Successfully

Ian Toth, International Expert on Blackleg Disease. Senior Principle Researcher at the James Hutton Institute, Dundee, Scotland, UK

10:30 am – 11:00am          Black Dot the Silent, Early Yield Robber: Epidemiology and Management

Julie Pasche, Professor, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND

11:00 am- 11:30 am         Experiences with Minimum Tillage on Potatoes

Homer Vander Zaag, Potato Producer, H.J.Van Der Zaag Farms LTD, Alliston, ON

Lunch Break

1.00 pm -1:30 pm              Climate Change: How Heat Impacts Potatoes at Different Growth Stages

Mike Thornton, Professor, Parma Research & Extension Center, University of Idaho. Parma ID .

1:30 pm 2:00pm              Dealing with Linuron Shortage in 2022

Darin Gibson, Research Agronomist. President Gaia Consulting. Portage la Prairie, MB2:00 pm        Sponsors’ Recognition & Adjourn

Further information:
Free registration: Go to this page of Potatoes in Canada
Dr Eugenia Banks
Cover photo: Dr Eugenia Banks. Courtesy

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