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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.

Tuber Talk Potatoes in Canada

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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.

    Potato early dying and CanPEDNet update with Mario Tenuta

    Potato early dying and CanPEDNet update with Mario Tenuta

    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:
    https://www.potatoesincanada.com/ve-agenda/live-speaker-session-1/ (Dr. Mario Tenuta and Dr. Dmytro Yevtushenko give an update on CanPEDNet at the 2021 Virtual Canadian Potato Summit)
    https://soilecology.ca/canpednet/ (CanPEDNet program objectives and collaborators)
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    The music used in this episode is Vital Signs from Purple Planet Music.

    • 45 min
    Tackling disease management and soil health

    Tackling disease management and soil health

    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, please visit potatoesincanada.com/podcasts.
    The music used in this episode is Vital Signs from Purple Planet Music.

    • 20 min
    Takeaways of PED research in Alberta with Colby Robertson

    Takeaways of PED research in Alberta with Colby Robertson

    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 where he is today in Alberta.
    Editor’s note: Throughout the podcast, Colby does not use the market names of products but refers to them by active ingredients. Feel free to reach out to Colby directly or visit the show notes for more information about the research itself.
    You can find Colby Robertson on Twitter and send him potato jokes at @TuberAwesome. For the full show notes, please visit potatoesincanada.com/podcasts.
    The music used in this episode is Vital Signs from Purple Planet Music.

    • 22 min
    A global look at potatoes with Peter Vander Zaag

    A global look at potatoes with Peter Vander Zaag

    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 used in this episode is Vital Signs from Purple Planet Music.

    • 14 min
    Adding to the potato rotation to boost soil health

    Adding to the potato rotation to boost soil health

    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, please visit potatoesincanada.com/podcasts.
    The music used in this episode is Vital Signs from Purple Planet Music.

    • 21 min
    Working with potato growers: The NutriAg experience

    Working with potato growers: The NutriAg experience

    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 at @Nutriag_Sebasti. For the full show notes, please visit potatoesincanada.com/podcasts.
    The music used in this episode is Vital Signs from Purple Planet Music.

    • 33 min

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