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International potato industry expert praises New Zealand research

International potato industry expert Professor Gary Secor has praised New Zealand’s world-leading research, during a visit to speak at the Potatoes New Zealand Inc annual conference. Professor Secor, of the Plant Pathology Department at North Dakota State University, will be a keynote speaker at the two day event, which begins in Ashburton tomorrow. “New Zealand has world recognised research, including on powdery scab and psyllids and zebra chip, and a good potato breeding programme that serves the industry well,” said Professor Secor. “I have read several research publications that have established New Zealand as a leader in potato research.” More