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Author: 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.
4 Episodes
In this episode of SpudChat, we talk to Sebastian Ibarra of the PEI Department of Agriculture & Land to talk about Integrated Pest Management and some of the different IPM programs available from the Department. For more about the PEIDAL programs, visit:
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.  
In this episode of SpudChat, we talk with Dr. Rick Peters of Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada in Charlottetown, PEI about his work on fungal diseases in potatoes.  A wide-ranging conversation talking about late blight, early blight, black dot, and more.
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!
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