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The potato industry contributes over $1.3 billion annually to the economy of Prince Edward Island, and is responsible for more than 5,000 full-time equivalent jobs, according to a new study prepared by the Department of Agriculture and Land. Research carried out by Dr. Ziad Ghaith, an economist in...
2020 PEI Soybean Variety Trials - Conventional Summary Tables
2020 PEI Soybean Variety Trials - Roundup Ready Summary Tables
2021 Corn Performance list for the Maritime provinces. A listing of corn varieties for farmers.
Due to COVID-19, we have made different arrangements to deliver our pesticide training courses for the 2020/21 year to support the Chief Provincial Health Officer’s direction to help contain the spread of COVID-19. All pesticide courses will be delivered on-line only., What is the Pesticide...
The government of Prince Edward Island will help the province’s seed potato growers with an assistance program to compensate for the negative effects COVID-19 has had on their industry. The Seed Potato Recovery Program is a $1.19 million fund for seed growers who can demonstrate that they have...
Prince Edward Island is the smallest province in Canada. The Island has a total land area of 1.4 million acres. Farms represent about 42.5% of the total land area (594,324 acres). In July 2020, the population of PEI was 159,625. The 2016 Census of Agriculture counted 1,353 census farms primarily...
A tour of Island farms shows that growers are working to improve the health of PEI soil and reduce the environmental impact of agriculture. Agriculture and Land Minister Bloyce Thompson along with agricultural specialists from the department recently visited more than 15 farms across the province...
Potato producers in the Atlantic Canadian provinces of New Brunswick (NB) and Prince Edward Island (PE) rely on the photosystem II-inhibiting herbicide metribuzin for weed management. This study demonstrates that PSII-inhibitor-resistant common lambsquarters are found in Atlantic Canadian potato...
The PEI Department of Agriculture and Land began a long term soil quality monitoring project in 1998 to routinely assess and monitor fluctuations in soil quality and soil nutrient levels within agricultural land on PEI. This report is to serve as an updated version of the 2012 report and includes...