There’s lots of work to do on the farm, and loads to find out about new and modern methods to develop potatoes, and the P.E.I. Potato Board is hoping a brand new podcast will assist farmers sustain with each.
Spudchat, hosted by Ryan Barrett, analysis and agronomy specialist on the board, launched on Friday. Barrett stated it is only one extra approach the P.E.I. Potato Board is attempting to get farmers the most recent analysis and data they have to be profitable.
“Folks can take heed to [it] whereas they’re driving the truck or they’re driving the tractor or they’re doing chores or one thing. You’ll be able to fill that point with this podcast,” he stated.
Barrett stated he is been serious about the thought for a very long time, however he acquired critical about it this winter, getting the gear he wanted, instructing himself modifying abilities, and getting a couple of episodes accomplished earlier than the launch on Friday.
There’s lots to speak about: pests and ailments, rising practices, soil well being and soil natural matter, crop rotations and canopy crops. Barrett can be hoping to herald a variety of individuals to assist with the podcast, not simply native researchers.
“Some farmers in different provinces perhaps, [to] give somewhat perspective of how perhaps they do issues in another way in different places, researchers in different places, trade folks,” he stated.
“I am hoping to have a pleasant broad number of completely different folks be collaborating in it and giving completely different views from completely different locations, in addition to modern, attention-grabbing issues which can be being executed right here in P.E.I.”
The podcast can be a good way for anybody to be taught extra about potato farming, stated Barrett.
The podcast is simply accessible in a couple of locations at the moment, however will quickly be discovered on all the foremost podcast sources. Barrett stated you’ll all the time have the ability to discover it on its residence web page.
Extra from CBC P.E.I.