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Canada: Leading the way in Potato Research

Potato growers in Canada could soon have some additional tools in their relentless battle against in-season pests and disease, thanks to a comprehensive new research project being co-ordinated by the Canadian Potato Council. The five-year project is being funded by potato producers, industry partners and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. As part of the agri-science cluster project, researchers from across the country will conduct pest- and disease-specific research in these four key subject areas that have been identified as having a significant impact on the Canadian potato industry: Zebra chip/psyllids; Wireworms; Early dying/Verticillium wilt; Potato virus Y. Researchers began their work earlier this year and are scheduled to wrap up their efforts in 2018.


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