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Updated crop profile for potatoes in Canada


August 12, 2019
By Pest Management Centre

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A new crop profile for potato is available to download for free from the Government of Canada Publications. Crop profiles are documents that provide a high level overview of production and a more detailed look at pest management practices for a variety of agricultural crops in Canada.

They are developed by the Pesticide Risk Reduction team through an extensive consultative process with experts and stakeholders in producing provinces.

Profiles reflect pest occurrence along with grower concerns about pest management for the crop profiled, and are updated on a three year rotating schedule. They are not crop production guides, and growers are encouraged to consult provincial crop production guides for recommendations about pest management in their regions.

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The baseline information provided in crop profiles supports the development of pesticide risk reduction strategies as well as the regulatory work of the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) of Health Canada. They are a source of current pest management information for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), PMRA, provinces, industry, growers and grower organizations.

Crop profile for potatoes in Canada