P.E.I. potato expo shows off latest farm equipment

Potato growers, processors, packers and industry professionals are in P.E.I. taking part in the International Potato Technology Expo.

Expo features tractor pavilion, conference on industry issues

The International Potato Technology Expo features a tractor pavilon. (CBC)

Potato growers, processors, packers and industry professionals are in P.E.I. this weekend taking part in the International Potato Technology Expo.

The show is held every second year and features exhibitors from around the world displaying the latest in farming equipment and technology.

Blueberry farmer John MacDonald said the modern machines have a lot of offer anyone farming on P.E.I.

New farming equipment is displayed at the International Potato Technology Expo in Charlottetown. (Jessica Doria-Brown/CBC)
"They may be expensive but there's a lot of things that's coming in the industry and we need them," said MacDonald.

"I'm just looking at a colour sorter, it would cut the hard work out, you have to hand-pick the white berries out, red berries out, it would keep the berries all a good, equal colour of blue and that's important, that's what the consumer wants."

In addition to the tractor pavilion, the conference featured speakers presenting talks on pesticides, yield and productivity.

The International Potato Technology Expo wraps up Saturday afternoon.

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