Talking about potatoes in Prince Edward Island, primarily discussing research and agronomy topics with farmers, agronomists, researchers and a variety of industry partners.
#29 Irrigation Management - Michele Konschuh
In this episode of SpudChat, Ryan talks with Michele Konschuh from the International Potato Tech Expo in Charlottetown about irrigation management following her presentation on March 30th. Michele is an irrigated crop researcher with the University of Lethbridge.
#28 Variety Management with Mark Pavek
In this episode SpudChat, Ryan talks with Mark Pavek of Washington State University about his research and extension projects, including variety management projects involving newer varieties like Clearwater Russet and Mountain Gem Russet that were developed in the Columbia Basin but are now finding adoption here in Prince Edward Island.
#27 Nitrogen Management with David Burton
In this episode, Ryan talks with Dr. David Burton of the Dalhousie Faculty of Agriculture about nitrogen in potato rotations. Dave has been doing multiple projects looking at better quantifying the nitrogen in PEI soils as well as how producers can better dial-in nitrogen use, including use of enhanced efficiency nitrogen fertilizers.
#26 David Jones, Canadian Potato Council
In this episode of SpudChat, Ryan is joined by David Jones, Programs Manager with Canadian Potato Council in Ottawa. David gives an overview of the things that the CPC does for Canadian potato growers, including responding to continual pesticide reviews by PMRA. This week, we dig into the newly announced proposed decision to cancel uses of chlorothalonil and how PEI growers can have their voices heard as part of the review process.
#25 Wireworm and other insect pests with Christine Noronha
In this episode of SpudChat, we talk to Dr. Christine Noronha, a research entomologist with AAFC in Charlottetown. We talk about the great work Christine and other have been doing on wireworm IPM strategies as well as a couple of other insect pests in potato production.
#24 Jeff Miller on Pink Rot
SpudChat is back, and we're talking about pink rot with Jeff Miller of Miller Research in Rupert, Idaho.