The World Potato Congress Inc. is pleased to announce its March webinar with Dr. Marc Ghislain and Dr. Eric Magembe. The webinar is scheduled to be presented live on Tuesday March 21, 2023 at 10:00am EST (Canada/USA). The webinar is titled “Deployment of late blight resistant biotech potatoes in Africa”.
Webinar: Management of potato tuber blemish diseases
World Potato Congress Inc. is pleased to present a webinar with Dr. Alison Lees, Potato Pathologist with The James Hutton Institute, Dundee, UK on February 28, 2023 at 9.00am Eastern Standard Time (EST). The webinar will be titled “Potato Tuber Blemish Diseases: Status and Management”. The presentation will review the status of some of the prevalent potato skin blemish diseases such as black dot, silver scurf and black scurf and the research findings in relation to options for effective disease control.
World Potato Congress webinar to shed light on ‘International Transport and the Global Potato Value Chain’
The World Potato Congress Inc. is pleased to present its sixth webinar this year on December 13, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Standard time (USA/Canada). International Transport and the Global Potato Value Chain will feature Easy Fresh presenters Gavin Sherwin, Rafael Llerena, and Ekaterina Fefelova. Easyfresh Group specializes in transportation of fresh and frozen food.
Webinar: Potato specialist to present on ‘An Autotrophic Hydroponic System (SAH)‘
The World Potato Congress Inc. is pleased to present its fifth webinar this year on November 17 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Standard time (USA/Canada) in English followed by the presentation in Spanish. Dr. Marcelo Huarte from Argentina will present on ‘An Autotrophic Hydroponic System (SAH)’. Dr. Huarte will compare this system with the traditional tissue culture (TC) technique, and point out the advantages of SAH over TC.
Webinar: Elea specialists to discuss benefits, ROI of PEF technology for processors
Elea will host a webinar on Tuesday, September 27th during which participants will learn more about the company’s PEF Advantage systems and the benefits of raw product treated with Pulsed Electric Field (PEF) technology. Elea specialists will guide participants through the production process of chips and French fries – with a focus on the numerous benefits of PEF technology during each phase of the process.
Webinar now available online: ‘Field Identification of Common Foliar Diseases of Potatoes’
On March 29, Dr Jeff Miller from Miller Research in Idaho presented this webinar in collaboration with the Ontario Potato Board, coordinated by Dr Eugenia Banks and hosted by Potatoes in Canada magazine. A recording of the webinar is now available on YouTube.
Webinar: ‘Growing Potatoes with Cover Crops’
The Living Lab Ontario project is hosting a webinar on Growing Potatoes with Cover Crops tomorrow, April 20th from 12:30 to 1:30 pm (ET). Attendees will be informed about the results of cover crop trials generated in Prince Edward Island through ‘Living Lab-Atlantic to Ontario’ producers.
Webinar on foliar diseases on potatoes
On March 29, Jeff Miller from Miller Research in Idaho will present a free webinar on “Field Identification of Common Foliar Diseases of Potatoes”. This webinar is organized in collaboration with the Ontario Potato Board. It starts at 11:00 a.m. and finishes at 11:45 a.m. ET.
WPC webinar: ‘Little potatoes and TPS – Good things come in small packages’
The World Potato Congress is delighted to announce its December 2021 webinar featuring Joel VanderSchaaf, General Manager of Tuberosum Technologies Inc. on December 14, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Standard time (USA/Canada). Little potatoes are the fastest growing market segment for fresh potatoes in North America and are gaining interest around the world. True Potato Seed (TPS) is a burgeoning technology that has gained significant momentum amongst the potato research community.
‘Basics of irrigation’ the theme of next World Potato Congress webinar
The World Potato Congress is pleased to announce the resumption of its webinar series. Its first Fall webinar will feature a presentation by Yechiam Gets, Crop Model Agronomist with Netafim. It is scheduled for November 11, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Standard time (USA/Canada). The presentation is titled “Basics of irrigation for processing potatoes and irrigation scheduling”.
Webinar recording now online: ‘How to employ Automated Machine Learning to Predict the Best Quality Potato Chip/Crisp’
This webinar ran successfully on June 24th. JADBio’s Automated Machine Learning (AutoML) platform was applied to predict potatoes’ susceptibility to bruising and also its potential for coloration during french fry processing. The aim was to differentiate between potatoes that would be less prone to bruising from those that would more easily bruise during mechanical handling. Another goal was to successfully predict the potatoes’ potential susceptibility to acrylamide formation during processing due to the Maillard reaction.
Webinar: How to use artificial intelligence to quickly analyze data related to potato bruising and browning
During an upcoming webinar a team of researchers at JADBio will demonstrate how they applied the company’s Automated Machine Learning (AutoML) solution to quickly analyze a complex set of data during a recent project with different potato varieties. The researchers were able to successfully predict potatoes’ susceptibility to bruising as well as the potato samples’ potential for coloration during chip/crisp processing. The webinar will be presented by experts at JADBio, in partnership with Potato News Today. It is titled: “How to employ Automated Machine Learning to Predict the Best Quality Potato Chip/Crisp”.
Webinar: The future of commercial potato storage in the UK – experts discuss energy and costs
What is the future of commercial potato storage in the UK? AHDB will gather a panel of experts on Tuesday, 1 June to discuss this matter during a webinar. The panel will be looking at what it costs to store potatoes in 2021, how it can be done more efficiently and take a look at the most important consideration for any business: the bottom line. Topics include energy efficiency, other storage costs and return on investment.
Webinar: ‘Bulking potatoes – Increasing yield while maintaining quality’
Proper crop nutrition, taking into consideration the critical demand timings of the essential nutrients and proper application mechanics, can help to ensure the high yielding high quality potatoes that growers are looking for and the high quality that processors and consumers are demanding. This webinar on Tuesday May 11, will offer physiologically based suggestions on the best crop nutrition applications for the best potato crop. The webinar will be moderated by Spudman managing editor Zeke Jennings, and is sponsored by YARA North America.
Webinar: ‘Long-term storage advice – Making the best of your crop’
Restrain company will host this webinar tomorrow, Thursday, 8 April, 2021. Join this webinar to learn about: The last part of the storage with ethylene; how to preserve the quality of your potatoes; and the do’s and don’ts for Restrain storage management.
Australian potato and IPM specialist to present during World Potato Congress webinar
The World Potato Congress is extremely pleased to present its next webinar on Tuesday, April 6, 2021/Wednesday, April 7, 2021 with Dr. Paul Horne, Entomologist and owner and Director of IPM Technologies Pty Ltd., Hurstbridge, Victoria, Australia. The presentation will outline the elements of IPM in any crop but particularly in potatoes. Examples of how pesticides can be chosen based on their IPM fit will be given, using Australian conditions as an example.
Webinar shows benefits of digital decision support tools for potato growers
Digital decision support tools will play an increasingly important role for potato farmers, that was the message from an industry-focused webinar held recently, hosted by CHAP (Crop Health and Protection Ltd) in the UK. Speakers at the event showed how developing a robust resistance management strategy in potatoes depends on a willingness to plan, the use of alternative modes of action, and the adoption of future technologies.
Webinar – ‘Late Blight: 175 years of experience. What have we learned? An update’
This webinar will be hosted by World Potato Congress Inc, and presented by Albert Schirring of Bayer AG on March 31, 2021 at 09:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. During his presentation, Albert Schirring will discuss the key principles of robust late blight management strategies. He will also focus on the global population dynamics of the late blight pathogen to improve fungicide resistance management strategies.
Webinar now online: ‘Fighting back against late blight’
Spud Smart magazine in Canada recently hosted its latest Spud Smart Innovation webinar, which was brought to you by the Canadian Potato Council. Across Canada, a group of researchers are working, as part of a national research cluster, to develop a strategy to fight back against this costly potato disease.
Virtual seminar on varieties, fungicide programs now available online
Last week Miller Research in Idaho hosted another of its online potato seminars. Dr Miller offered a virtual tour of Miller Research’s 2020 variety trial , showing the relative susceptibility of common russet cultivars to early blight/brown spot and white mold. He also discussed the strengths of different fungicide programs.
Potato Soil Health Project: Webinar now available on demand
In this recorded webinar, hosted by Spudman magazine, you’ll hear from researchers for the USDA/SCRI funded Potato Soil Health Project and learn about what they’ve discovered through research. The panel will introduce three distinct aspects of the program. The webinar is now available to watch at your convenience.
Online seminar: Foliar disease management and avoiding fungicide resistance
Miller Research in Idaho will host another of its online potato seminars. Dr Jeff Miller will discuss the strengths of weaknesses of different fungicide programs for managing early blight, brown spot, white mold, and late blight. He will also cover guidelines for responsible fungicide use with respect to avoiding the development of fungicide resistance.
Powdery scab and PMTV: Video and handout for virtual seminar now available online
During a virtual seminar on Feb 18, Dr Jeff Miller and colleagues at the University of Idaho, Drs. James Woodall and Nora Olsen discussed the relationship between powdery scab and potato mop-top virus (PMTV), as well as the latest information in pathogen detection technology and the development of PMTV symptoms in storage.
Online seminar: Phosphorous acid fungicides for controlling pink rot
Miller Research in Idaho will today host another of its 1-hour virtual seminars on potato pest and disease management. Dr. Jeff Miller will discuss the latest research on the most effective way to use phosphorous acid fungicides for controlling pink rot. He will also discuss the susceptibility of varieties to pink rot and leak and what post-harvest treatments are the most effective in reducing disease in storage.
A&L Canada Fertility Seminar Series: Potassium and K/Mg ratio in the spotlight
The “big brother of the cations” – potassium – is one of the essentials that is directly tied to over 60 enzyme systems in plants, and it is one of the nutrients most used by the plant, according to A&L CEO and founder Greg Patterson. Join A&L tomorrow, Feb 18 at 01:30 PM (in Eastern Time (US and Canada), for this online seminar session on proper K:Mg ratios and more.
Soil health, rotation and planting best practices on the agenda of webinar
This is the third AHDB hosted webinar in what the industry body in the UK saying to be a very popular series of potato themed webinars based around soil health, rotation, machinery practices and new approaches to improving and maintain the health of soil which is used for growing potatoes. AHDB says its primary aim is to encourage uptake of soil health and encourage new supportive practices for potato growers.
Potato Pest Management Seminar: Fusarium dry rot, Rhizoctonia canker and black scurf
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Miller Research in Idaho will not be holding its annual Potato Pest Management Meeting in person. Instead, they will be having four 1-hour virtual seminars, discussing four different topics related to potato disease management. In the first of these seminars – tomorrow, February 16, 2021
Canadian potato growers advised on wireworm challenges and management strategies
In a webinar hosted by Potatoes in Canada magazine and presented by BASF, Dr. Robert Vernon, entomologist and IPM consultant, and Anne McRae, BASF Technical Service Specialist, Horticulture, discussed wireworm challenges and management strategies across Canada. Wireworm lifecycles, geographic considerations, and new registrations to manage wireworm populations were reviewed.
2021 Ontario Potato Webinars: Soft rot and blackleg, gibberellic acid, herbicide injury and more on the menu
For many years, March has been