Webcast highlights value of seed potato certification

The Plant Management Network (PMN) has released a new presentation entitled “Seed Potato Certification” to help professionals learn about the basics of certification and its importance for maintaining quality seed stock. The webcast, developed by Robert D. Davidson, Professor and Extension Specialist at Colorado State University, describes how the certification process helps growers. This presentation will help consultants, growers and other practitioners in the U.S. and Canada learn about the basics of seed potato certification. Specifically, in this presentation, the basis for seed potato certification and the current process being followed will be described. Additionally, discussion will center on which diseases and conditions are the focus of inspections and how these problems are managed, or not, through the use of clean, high quality seed potatoes. Finally, viewers will learn the certification process and what the use of clean seed means for other seed growers and the commercial industry. More