8 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 Stephanie Gordon, editor of 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 Stephanie Gordon, editor of 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.

    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
    Optimizing potato emergence

    Optimizing potato emergence

    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 potatoesincanada.com/podcasts.


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

    • 21 min
    Coping with pesticide re-evaluations

    Coping with pesticide re-evaluations

    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 responsibility of the industry as a whole. 


    You can find Tracy Shinners-Carnelley on Twitter at @TracySCarnelley and Darin Gibson at @GaiaResearchMB. Support for this show is provided by @NutriAg. 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

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