Hello everyone, Welcome to #Grow19! (as we wrap up #Plant19).  I wanted to make you aware of some upcoming workshops/meetings for potato field staff/producers (see below). Registration for the Potato Scouting Workshop will be open next week. If you have any questions, let me know. Potato Scouting Workshop This year's Potato...

Hello growers.  I hope that by early next week, most of you will be planting potatoes, though the weather hasn’t necessarily been working in our favour for that. A couple of things to bring to your attention or remind you of this planting season: Managing Volunteers/Cull Piles I...

We are pleased to announce that Morgan McNeil will be joining our team as Junior Agronomist starting on May 6th, 2019.  Morgan will be working with Ryan Barrett, Research Coordinator and Agronomy Lead, on projects related to the Agronomy Initiative for Marketable yield (AIM), a...

Below is a message from Sebastian Ibarra with the PEI Dept of Agriculture: Guidelines to the 2019 programs ca be found at the address below. The IPM component is described starting in page 26: https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/sites/default/files/publications/af_asp_guide2019.pdf Make sure you type the name of the program you are applying for on...

2018 was a tough harvest season for PEI potato growers, particularly related to the number of unharvested acres of potatoes.  As a result, we wanted to share some information with you regarding management of volunteer potatoes. Volunteer Potato Management (PDF) At the link above, Gavin Graham from...

The Prince Edward Island Potato Board is looking to recruit a new Junior Agronomist to work with our growers and industry partners to conduct field research and assist with grower extension projects.  The PEI Potato Board represents the potato growers of PEI and is active...

Potato growers and AIM partners are invited to our final series of local AIM workshops this winter on March 13th and 14th.  We will be talking about seed management, including results from some trials that the AIM Seed Working Group has been working on the...

We're happy to announce some AIM Local Workshops on Cover Crops coming up on: Monday, Feb 4th at 1:00 pm at Mill River Resort Tuesday, Feb 5th at 9:00 am at Boxcar Pub, Emerald Tuesday, Feb 5th at 1:30 pm at Riverhouse Inn, Montague Our speaker is Lee Briese,...