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University of Guelph Potato Research Field Day

The UofG along with the Ontario Potato Board will be hosting the Potato Research Field Day on Wednesday August 16th at the Elora Research Station.

Come on out to view over 100 processing and table varieties where you can see the dug potatoes and foliage side by side. You can also hear about low glycemic impact potatoes from Dr. Reena Pinhero and an update on the CHC potato research cluster from Mary Kay Sonier of the PEI Potato Board. A free lunch will also be provided.

The flyer can be found HERE with more details, start time and directions.

2017 Ontario Potato Field Day at HJV Equipment


The Ontario Potato Field Day on Thursday August 17 will be a good opportunity for growers, potato industry personnel and anyone interested in potatoes to see what is new in potato equipment, to have a look at new varieties and to exchange information. Potato growers and potato industry personnel from other provinces are welcome to attend.

As always, the Trade Show will feature new potato technology to enhance production practices.

For more information please contact Eugenia Banks (eugeniabanks@onpotato.ca, 519-766-8073)

Potato Insects – Insecticide Activity Table

Here is a quick reference guide for insecticides registered on potatoes in Ontario. Use it as a guide only, always refer back to the label. Remember to rotate insecticide groups for resistance management.

Potato Insecticide Activity Table Final

Printable Potato Insecticide Activity Table

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Potato module now available on Ontario Crop IPM

A potato IPM training module has been launched and can be found on the Ontario CropIPM website here: http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/IPM/english/index.html

The module is a great educational tool with information for the common insect pests, diseases, viruses and disorders of potatoes in Ontario. For each pest or disease, summarized information can be found in the Beginner tab and more detailed information can be found under the Advanced tab. In the “often confused with” section of the entries you can view side-by-side photos of insects/disease/disorders that cause similar symptoms. You can also find more information on soil diagnostics, weed identification, herbicide injury,  and links to additional resources.

Make sure to bookmark the page today and use it as a resource for any IPM and pest related issues on potatoes. Continue reading Potato module now available on Ontario Crop IPM

2015 Ontario Potato Field Day

Thursday, August 20
HJV Equipment
5900 Simcoe Rd 10, Alliston


Starts at 3:00 p.m.

  • Display of Potato Equipment:
    • New two and three row Spudnik Airsep Harvesters plus other cutting-edge potato equipment
  • Display of New Potato Varieties
  • Trade Show
  • Off site Herbert Washline demo early in the afternoon. If interested, call HJV at 705-435-3226 or toll free 877-458-3276

5:30 p.m. BBQ Continue reading 2015 Ontario Potato Field Day

The 2015 season: how is the potato crop doing?

Eugenia Banks, OMAFRA

Growing potatoes is always a challenge for Ontario potato producers.  Mother Nature dictates crop development from planting until harvest, and whatever she decides is beyond growers’ control.

April was a relatively quiet, spring-transition month. There were, however, a few typical storm systems that brought moderate amounts of rain. Planting started in Leamington just before Easter; by April 15, the sprouts of early varieties such as Dakota Pearl were looking healthy and vigorous.

Planting was delayed a bit by cool weather and the occasional rain shower in other areas of Ontario.  May was very dry which resulted in non-stop planting.  A large potato producer in Shelburne told me that he finished planting in May, something he had not done in years.  Continue reading The 2015 season: how is the potato crop doing?