Canada, U.S. relax PCN testing of potato seed

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The Canadian and U.S. governments have eased potato cyst nematode testing requirements on seed potato exports between the two countries. The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency established the PCN guidelines in 2006 after pale cyst nematode was discovered in Eastern Idaho and its close relative, golden cyst nematode, surfaced in Quebec, Canada. The rules were previously revised in 2009.

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