EarthFresh Farms Inc.
Conducting business since 1963, EarthFresh is a Canadian produce company specializing in supplying the Food Service and Retail industries with fresh potatoes, carrots and onions and Organic produce. EarthFresh has complete involvement in all aspects of the potato industry – from seed breeding, seed production, tablestock production, packing and distribution.
IPM Potato Group Limited
Headquartered in Ireland, IPM is an international leader in seed potato variety innovation, production and marketing. Boasting one of the largest and most advanced potato breeding programmes in Europe, IPM proudly presents 27 commercial proprietary varieties in its portfolio which are exported to over 40 countries worldwide. IPM is committed to delivering the best varieties for all potato customers: growers, processors, packers, retailers and consumers, through the supply of high quality seed at the start of the production chain. Customers are catered for from production bases in Ireland, Scotland, Holland, France and South America and through licensing agreements in North America, Australia and New Zealand. IPM is the leading seed potato company in Ireland and the largest exporter of protected varieties from the UK.
McCain Foods Limited
McCain Foods Limited is an international leader in the frozen food industry, employing over 20,000 people and operating over 60 production facilities on six continents.
A privately-owned company headquartered in Canada, McCain has annual sales of more than C$6 billion and is the world’s largest producer of French fries and potato specialties. The company’s products can be found in thousands of restaurants and supermarket freezers in more than 130 countries around the world.
Netafim is the world’s #1 precision irrigation company, committed to helping millions of farmers and food producers in over 110 countries to grow more with less. Founded in 1965, Netafim pioneered the drip revolution, paving the way for a new era of sustainable irrigation and fertilization that uses less water, fertilizers, crop protection, and energy.
Over the last 50 years, Netafim has irrigated thousands of hectares of potato plantations, deepening its knowledge of potato cultivation. Today’s potato producers face new challenges - from climate change to rising input costs and growing consumer demand. Netafim’s on-the-ground agronomic and technical expertise coupled with its precision irrigation and fertigation enables producers to stay competitive by boosting yield and quality for fresh and industry – while minimizing costs and maximizing land usage.
Netafim not only manufactures world-leading irrigation systems, but also assists companies with engineering support, project management and financing services, to ensure sustainable long-term success.
Prince Edward Island Potato Board
The Prince Edward Island Potato Board represents the more than 180 potato growers in the province, working together to ensure long term profitability and sustainability through marketing, advocacy, negotiations and activities to support quality seed, tablestock and processing potato production. We are Canada’s largest potato producing province, with approximately 25 percent of total Canadian production and approximately 30 percent of total seed potato production. About one half of all seed potato growers in Canada farm in PEI. Our seed and tablestock potatoes are sold in more than 30 countries around the world. Close to sixty percent of our crop is now produced specifically for processing into french fries, potato chips, dehydrated potato granules and other value-added products. The potato industry is worth more than one billion dollars to the Prince Edward Island economy in direct and indirect value.
The J.R. Simplot Company, a privately held agribusiness firm headquartered in Boise, Idaho, has an integrated portfolio that includes phosphate mining, fertilizer manufacturing, farming, ranching and cattle production, food processing, food brands, and other enterprises related to agriculture. Simplot’s major operations are located in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Australia, and China, with products marketed in more than 40 countries worldwide.
Syngenta is one of the world’s leading agriculture companies. Our ambition is to help safely feed the world while taking care of the planet. We aim to improve the sustainability, quality and safety of agriculture with world class science and innovative crop solutions. Our technologies enable millions of farmers around the world to make better use of limited agricultural resources. With 28,000 people in more than 90 countries we are working to transform how crops are grown. Through partnerships, collaboration and The Good Growth Plan we are committed to improving farm productivity, rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities.
The TriCal Group is a privately-held family of companies committed to promoting a beneficial soil environment for potato production around the world. Driven by our Strike branded products, our group is dedicated to helping potato producers, distributors, and marketers with a wide range of soil solutions designed for efficient and sustainable production.
These services include expertise in diagnostics, irrigation/fertilization, grafted plants, equipment innovation, as well as the manufacturing, distribution, and application of our Strike soil fumigant products. Our mission is to: Build Soil Health with Real Yield Results. That’s Sustainability!
For more than 50 years, the TriCal group has partnered with farmers, governmental agencies, and independent Universities to demonstrate that our Strike fumigant products are effective tools to manage soilborne diseases in potatoes (including nematodes, Verticillium wilt, common scab, Rhizoctonia, Colletotrichum, Fusarium, Pythium, and Phytophthora). Suppresses soilborne diseases. Promotes native beneficial soil microbes. Increases plant production efficiency. Produces more potatoes on less land. Reduces crop production inputs. Increases marketable yields.