24 episodes

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.

    May 2024 seasonal update with Victoria Stamper

    May 2024 seasonal update with Victoria Stamper

    The 2024 growing season has officially kicked off, and United Potato Growers of Canada general manager Victoria Stamper joins us to share an update on activity in each province and sector. While some parts of Canada were fooled by signs of an early spring, it's now looking a little modest for 2024. Plus, a review of the recent grain-versus-vegetable debate south of the border, and why such matters can promote nerves in producers.

    • 12 min
    Addressing mental health in P.E.I. farmers

    Addressing mental health in P.E.I. farmers

    Through her research, Dr. Meghan Cameron has discovered that eight in 10 farmers in P.E.I. are experiencing some level of anxiety or depression – a remarkably high number – shining a light on the importance of mental health.
    Cameron, who recently completed her family medicine residency with Dalhousie University and whose husband is a potato grower, joins this episode of Tuber Talk to discuss mental health in farmers, potential causes and key indicators of anxiety and depression and where growers and their families can turn for help if someone is dealing with a mental health issue.
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    Support for this series provided by Syngenta.

    • 16 min
    Keeping track of aphid numbers in potato fields

    Keeping track of aphid numbers in potato fields

    Potato crops can be susceptible to aphids, as they migrate from the south and “look for anything green” when they arrive in Canada.
    In this episode of Tuber Talk, Manitoba Agriculture’s Vikram Bisht provides some insight into these tiny pests and what growers can do to spot and treat any possible infestations that could occur this season. Bisht also talks about the work he is doing to track aphids and how farmers can help.

    • 19 min
    Irrigation and weed control for potato growers

    Irrigation and weed control for potato growers

    Proper irrigation and weed control measures are key to kicking off the growing season for potato farmers.
    In this episode of Tuber Talk, Mike Wind, president of Windiana Farms in Taber, Alta., talks about what he is doing to get water to his crop in what has been a hot, dry spring in much of Western Canada, while also providing some tips on controlling those pesky weeds.
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    • 7 min
    Market outlook for the 2023 growing season

    Market outlook for the 2023 growing season

    The past couple of years have been good for potato growers, so how is 2023 shaping up?
    In this episode of Tuber Talk, Potatoes in Canada editor Derek Clouthier chats with Victoria Stamper, general manager of the United Potato Growers of Canada, about her insights into the market and demand for the coming growing season, and some thoughts on what she sees for growers across the country in 2023.
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    • 28 min
    Understanding insecticides and how they work

    Understanding insecticides and how they work

    Whether it’s a pest that chews or sucks, controlling insects in your field is a necessary part of life for potato growers.
    In this episode of Tuber Talk, Potatoes in Canada editor Derek Clouthier talks with Andrew Thompson, area business manager for ADAMA Canada. Thompson helps listeners get a better understanding of the various types of insecticides, how they work, what they are intended to do, what factors can contribute to them not working the way one would expect and what type of products are tailored to a growers’ specific needs.

    • 18 min

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