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Potatoes are an essential staple in many regions around the world and its producers have to be at the top of their game. Join the team at Potatoes in Canada magazine for bi-weekly discussions with industry members about the latest trends and best production practices. This agriculture podcast is for you if you’re a farmer, researcher, processor, or involved in the North American potato industry in any way and want to stay plugged in on the discussions happening. Find us online at potatoesincanada.com or Twitter @potatoescanada. If you are in the Canadian potato industry, sign up online to receive a free copy of our annual magazine.

Potatoes are an essential staple in many regions around the world and its producers have to be at the top of their game. Join the team at Potatoes in Canada magazine for bi-weekly discussions with industry members about the latest trends and best production practices. This agriculture podcast is for you if you’re a farmer, researcher, processor, or involved in the North American potato industry in any way and want to stay plugged in on the discussions happening. Find us online at potatoesincanada.com or Twitter @potatoescanada. If you are in the Canadian potato industry, sign up online to receive a free copy of our annual magazine.

Location:

Canada

Description:

Potatoes are an essential staple in many regions around the world and its producers have to be at the top of their game. Join the team at Potatoes in Canada magazine for bi-weekly discussions with industry members about the latest trends and best production practices. This agriculture podcast is for you if you’re a farmer, researcher, processor, or involved in the North American potato industry in any way and want to stay plugged in on the discussions happening. Find us online at potatoesincanada.com or Twitter @potatoescanada. If you are in the Canadian potato industry, sign up online to receive a free copy of our annual magazine.

Language:

English

Contact:

5194265195


Episodes

Potato early dying and CanPEDNet update with Mario Tenuta

6/21/2021
Potato early dying complex is aptly named, with many factors contributing to this complicated disease of potato crops. In this episode of Tuber Talk, editorial director Stefanie Croley chats with Dr. Mario Tenuta, professor of applied soil ecology at the University of Manitoba, and the principal investigator of the Canadian Potato Early Dying Network, or CanPEDNet, working alongside several other research and industry collaborators. Resources:...

Duration:00:50:00

Tackling disease management and soil health

6/9/2020
Disease-suppressive crops work in multiple ways: by not being a crop host to the disease, by actively lowering pathogen levels, and by boosting soil health so the overall growing environment is more resilient to disease. Robert Larkin, USDA-ARS research plant pathologist, joins us to discuss the different ways crops can lower disease pressure, what farmers in Maine are doing, and all about soil health more broadly. For the full show notes, including Larkin’s full crop rotation studies,...

Duration:00:14:24

Takeaways of PED research in Alberta with Colby Robertson

5/26/2020
For the past two years, Colby Robertson investigated the impact of soil treatments on southern Alberta fields with high pathogen levels for Verticillium and root-lesion nematode. These two pathogens are involved in potato early dying complex (PED) - a disease that can shave 15 to 30 per cent off a field’s yield potential. Robertson briefly explains the research, shares takeaways for potato growers, and talks about his own journey working with potatoes from his hometown of Carberry, Man. to...

Duration:00:13:39

A global look at potatoes with Peter Vander Zaag

5/12/2020
Peter Vander Zaag is an international potato research scientist who has worked in 60 countries, but his roots start in Alliston, Ont. on his family’s multi-generational potato farm. In this episode, Vander Zaag shares what he’s learned through his international experiences, explains his current work, and looks ahead to the future of the potato industry. You can find Peter Vander Zaag on Twitter at @PVanderZaag. For the full show notes, please visit potatoesincanada.com/podcasts. The music...

Duration:00:11:12

Adding to the potato rotation to boost soil health

4/28/2020
This episode focuses on the practices in Prince Edward Island, one of Canada's largest potato producing provinces. Ryan Barrett, research coordinator with the P.E.I. Potato Board, shares what crops P.E.I. producers are adding to the rotation to boost soil health. Barrett discusses what they’ve seen with mustards, buckwheat, sorghum sudangrass, Pearl millet, on top of sharing his experiences working on the Island. You can find Ryan Barrett on Twitter at @rbarrettPEI. For the full show notes,...

Duration:00:15:54

Working with potato growers: The NutriAg experience

4/14/2020
Agronomists have the privilege of visiting many fields in a season and seeing the bigger picture. Sebastian Margarit, director of agronomy for NutriAg, and Kelly Nesic, field research specialist with NutriAg, share their experiences working with potato growers over the years. They discuss coping with COVID-19, the biggest concerns during each growing stage, producer trends, and share differences between Atlantic Canada and Ontario. You can find Kelly on Twitter at @kelly_nesic and Sebastian...

Duration:00:17:18

Optimizing potato emergence

3/31/2020
Several factors impact potato emergence. For example, whether seed is cut or planted whole, seed quality, the temperature of the soil, the physiological maturity of the seed, even the calibration of your machinery, can all have an impact on a crop’s success. Steven Johnson, crops specialist and extension professor from the University of Maine, shares some tips and reminders for growers. Support for this show is provided by @NutriAg. For the full show notes, please visit...

Duration:00:15:30

Coping with pesticide re-evaluations

3/17/2020
Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has wrapped up, or is expecting to wrap up in 2020, several pesticide re-evaluation decisions for commonly used products in the Canadian potato industry such as Group M fungicides and neonicotinoids. We chat with Tracy Shinners-Carnelley, vice president of research and quality at Peak of the Market, on what this means for potato growers. Shinners-Carnelley shares a quick update, what to keep in mind for the future, and speaks about the...

Duration:00:19:58

Challenging what we know about nutrient use efficiency in potatoes

3/3/2020
During the season, looking at tissue data of potatoes gives a grower a scorecard of how their crop is doing. However, classical methods for interpreting tissue samples and “critical values” are out of date. Sebastian Margarit, director of agronomy for NutriAg, talks about some misconceptions about nutrient use efficiency in potatoes and asks growers to consider the interdependency of nutrients and how they affect one another. Margarit shares his field trials, experience with potato growers,...

Duration:00:24:50

Reflecting on the potato industry with Neil Gudmestad

2/14/2020
In Tuber Talk’s inaugural episode, host Stephanie Gordon caught up with Neil Gudmestad at Manitoba Potato Production Days - his last event as an academic. Gudmestad has devoted 43 years of his life to potato disease research and was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from the World Potato Congress for his contributions to the global potato industry. He retired earlier this year and reflects on his career highlights and hopes for the potato industry in this episode. You can find Neil...

Duration:00:16:47