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Talking about potatoes in Prince Edward Island, primarily discussing research and agronomy topics with farmers, agronomists, researchers and a variety of industry partners.

SpudChat Prince Edward Island Potato Board

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Talking about potatoes in Prince Edward Island, primarily discussing research and agronomy topics with farmers, agronomists, researchers and a variety of industry partners.

    #3 Precision Ag in Potatoes - Evan MacDonald

    #3 Precision Ag in Potatoes - Evan MacDonald

    In this episode of SpudChat, we talk to Evan MacDonald, Senior Precision Agronomist with Croptimistic Technology Inc covering Eastern Canada.  Evan has previously worked with both the PEI Department of Agriculture and Cavendish Agri-Services and has a passion for precision agriculture and field mapping.  He is also a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Prince Edward Island, studying how soil electroconductivity and elevation can be integrated into to create management zones for variable rate seed spacing in potatoes.

    We talked a bit about the merits of this type of mapping technology and how it can apply to potato farmers.  

    Welcome to SpudChat!

    Welcome to SpudChat!

    Welcome to the first episode of SpudChat, the weekly podcast talking about the potato industry in Prince Edward Island and beyond!

    In this episode, host Ryan Barrett provides an overview of what SpudChat is all about, as well as a brief overview of some of the types of research and agronomy projects that are being done as part of the Agronomy Initiative for Marketable Yield (AIM). 

    For more information on many of these projects, visit www.peipotatoagronomy.com!

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