PEI 4R Tailgate Tours West/Central Tour:  Thursday Sept 20 10:30 - 11:00 Stop 1 – Oyster Cove Farms | North end of Clermont Rd (Rt 106) come in off Hamilton Rd (watch for vehicles) This location features a 4R field scale demonstration by the Kensington North Watershed Group looking at...

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 AAFC Harrington Farm, 1200 Brackley Point Road, Harrington, PE Tour starts at 1:30 pm.   1:30 to 2:30 pm                 AAFC/PEIPB Potato Variety Evaluation Plot Tour Includes varieties from AAFC Accelerated Release Program and PEIPB/CHC Variety Evaluation Project. Includes fresh market, chip, and French fry varieties   2:30...

With cooperation of research partners, the Agronomy Initiative for Marketable yield (AIM) has been able to complete a research review and resulting extension document relating to the use of primary residue tillage (ie. Synkro/Lemken equipment) in potato production in PEI.  Results of three studies in...

2018 has been a challenging season with the long, cold spring, hot and humid summer and extended dry periods broken by heavy rainfall events.  As we start to prepare for harvest season,  proper cleaning and disinfecting practices as well as pre and post-harvest testing can...

Hello again, growers. Summer is marching on, and combines are busy harvesting grain and peas around the province.  That got me thinking again about cover crops. This winter we hope to have more presentations and resources available for growers on the benefits of cover crops and some...

It’s not too early to start thinking about your cover crop plans this fall.  Are you planning to plough or Synkro/Lemken in late August or early September?  Then there is lots of time to establish a cover crop for the winter that will protect the...

We are looking to hire someone this fall to assist with collection of data and assisting growers and industry partners with completing AIM-related agronomy projects. Role: Assisting the Project Lead for the Agronomy Initiative for Marketable yield (AIM) with grower trials in the fall of 2018,...

Island growers should be on the lookout for early blight, and should be considering applying preventative fungicides for early blight right now, as weather conditions are prime for early blight spread.  In addition, a number of growers with spore collectors have been finding spikes in...

The new efficiencyPEI Business Energy Rebates program offers support to businesses, non-profits and institutional organizations, as well as industrial/agricultural facilities for choosing high-efficiency products. Improving energy efficiency will improve your bottom line by reducing your energy consumption costs and should be addressed before exploring alternative energy sources. The...

The PEI Potato Board and the PEI Horticultural Association are hosting a series of workshops on sprayer calibration with Ken Lingley of On Target Sprayer Services. These workshops will assist growers to perform their own on-farm calibration of ground sprayers in order to meet requirements under...