Manitoba potato producers are pricing themselves out of the market. Christine Wentworth, McCain Foods’ vice-president of agriculture for North America, said the province is becoming a high-cost producer, sounding alarms that further cuts could be headed the industry’s way. You are unauthorized to view this page. Username Password Remember Me Forgot Password
See on Scoop.it – Potato News Cavendish Farms will not plant potatoes in Presque Isle, Maine this year, but the move will not affect the company’s sponsorship of an industry research and education group. Cavendish owns 6,000 acres in Maine, said Mary Keith, vice president of communications for J.D. Irving Ltd., Cavendish’s parent company. Keith would not say how much[Read[Read More…]
See on Scoop.it – Potato News Shoppers are spitting chips over the rising cost of washed potatoes amid reduced Âsupplies. Disgruntled customers have reported $12 price tags for 3kg bags of basic cleanskin spuds at some supermarkets. Loose potato prices at some Victorian retailers have climbed by up to 20 per cent and could rise further. Industry body AUSVEG spokesman[Read[Read More…]
See on Scoop.it – Potato NewsAMVAC Chemical Corporation, a subsidiary of American Vanguard Corporation, announces a 2(ee) recommendation for BLOCKER 4F fungicide for common scab (Streptomyces scabies) on potatoes. BLOCKER 4F is a preventative fungicide that can be used as a soil treatment for control of a variety of diseases, including Rhizoctonia stem canker, black scurf and white mold. The[Read[Read More…]
The Potato Farming industry produces potatoes, sweet potatoes and yams for sale to fresh markets and food processors. Potatoes are the most widely produced vegetable in the United States and form a well-accepted component of a number of prepared dishes and snack foods including french fries and potato chips. Sweet potatoes have increased in popularity in recent years, though still[Read[Read More…]
See on Scoop.it – Potato NewsAn initiative by Kangaroo Island Seed Potato producers has led to the development of a major state wide project. There are scientifically documented challenges for the established soil testing methods (Colwell or Olsen P test) to reliably predict potato P requirements over a range of soil types. A project was developed by local producers in conjunction with Lyn Dohle (Rural Solutions SA) and submitted through Potatoes South Australia (SA’s peak potato industry[Read[Read More…]
See on Scoop.it – Potato NewsBORDERS-based Produce Investments, the owner of integrated potato firm Greenvale AP, has cited a marked improvement in growing conditions as it hiked profits four-fold at the interim stage, while announcing plans to close a packing site in England.S-based Produce Investments, the owner of integrated potato firm Greenvale AP, has cited a marked improvement in growing[Read[Read More…]
See on Scoop.it – Potato News A technical team from the National Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA) in Argentina shared information about harvest and postharvest mechanization technologies to increase and improve the varietal diversity of potato production in Cuba. According to the INTA, as part of the cooperation efforts made Argentina’s Foreign Ministry, a team of specialists from this institution[Read[Read More…]
See on Scoop.it – Potato News A new, open-access article in the Journal of Integrated Pest Management summarizes the knowledge to date on the biology of the potato leafhopper, Empoasca fabae (Harris), including its distribution, development, migration, agricultural host plants, and mechanics of injury to host plants. In this pest profile, the authors summarize knowledge potato leafhopper life history, ecology,[Read[Read More…]
See on Scoop.it – Potato NewsBetween 3,000 and 5,000 acres of Aroostook County farmland could be out of production this year after Cavendish Farms, a subsidiary of J.D. Irving Ltd., announced it is suspending all potato planting operations in Presque Isle this season. The move means a loss of 13 jobs, including three full-time positions, five full-time seasonal positions and[Read[Read More…]
See on Scoop.it – Potato NewsIreland’s potato growers have not had an easy time of it over recent years. And one can only commend them on their undying spirit and commitment to their cause. More than any other sector of Irish agriculture they are wholly dependent on the weather when it comes to getting work done. But, as we all[Read[Read More…]
See on Scoop.it – Potato News Focus on Potato has released three educational Web seminars aimed at helping potato growers better understand pesticides and manage diseases and insect vectors. See on www.thegrower.com You are unauthorized to view this page.
See on Scoop.it – Potato NewsScientists and specialists from Scotland’s Rural College discussed the latest lessons from their research at a Scottish Funding Council-supported potato research event in Forfar. Jo Learmonth reports.POTATO cyst nematode (PCN) populations in Scottish crops are on the increase, with a rise in the numbers of Globodera pallida being seen in samples sent to Scotland’s Rural[Read[Read More…]
See on Scoop.it – Potato NewsCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — There are two likely scenarios facing U.S. potato growers in the 2014-15 season, and neither of them is sunny, according to Jerry Wright, president and chief executive officer of the United Potato Growers of America, Salt Lake Cit. And of those two scenarios, Wright said there’s an 80% chance the one[Read[Read More…]
See on Scoop.it – Potato NewsWithout knowing the details, the suggestion of using rice to help control potato cyst nematode (PCN) sounds more of an April Fool’s Day spoof than good technical advice. But Stephen Williams, Syngenta field technical manager, is serious about the role of rice grains in tackling PCN as a means of assessing the effectiveness of incorporation[Read[Read More…]
See on Scoop.it – Potato NewsPotato yields can be boosted by using nitrogen inhibitors sprayed on to the soil or applied in-furrow at planting, according to independent on-farm trials in Scotland. The nitrification and urease inhibitor Didin was used in the trials and works by slowing down the conversion of ammonium into nitrate, reducing losses by leaching and volatilisation.See on[Read[Read More…]
See on Scoop.it – Potato NewsThe Potato Council’s West Midlands Potato Day sees more of the region’s potato growers attending each year, writes the council’s Chris Steele This year it takes place on June 19 and grower Jonathan Bubb will host the day’s programme at Lynn South Farm, Newport. The day always covers a wide agenda. This year is no[Read[Read More…]
See on Scoop.it – Potato NewsSpudman publishes news and information dedicated to potato farming and production, offering regular, informative articles and advice on growing, harvesting and storing potatoes. During the past eight years, we have conducted a number of trials and investigations that have examined the efficacy of phosphorous acid-based products or phosphites (Phi) for control of pink rot and[Read[Read More…]
See on Scoop.it – Potato News Potato farmers have raised concerns about the shrinking market for the crop in Kenya despite abundant production.See on chamabox.co.ke You are unauthorized to view this page.
See on Scoop.it – Potato News Potato farmers of north Gujarat appear to have struck gold as they are getting good returns on their crop.See on timesofindia.indiatimes.com You are unauthorized to view this page.