Canada: Potato Growers of Alberta open field day to showcase potato research activities

Image result for potato growers of albertaThe Potato Growers of Alberta (PGA) Field Day Open House will take place at the University of Lethbridge next week, August 17, 2018. The event is an opportunity to showcase potato research activities and tour the university’s new soon-to-be-opened Science and Academic Building (Destination Project). The tour is aimed at potato growers and industry stakeholders. Cavendish, the PGA, McCain Foods and Lamb Weston fund the research chair and potato program at the university. These groups made a $1 million investment over five years to establish the program. “We are very grateful to them for their support,” says research chair Dmytro Yevtushenko. “Potato growers in Alberta are very advanced and very proactive in the scientific approach to growing potatoes, which is very good,” says Yevtushenko. [Alberta has about 21,500 hectares of farmland dedicated to potatoes, which has doubled in the last 20 years.] Read more