Canada Goes To Three-year Law

Published online: Apr 01, 2003
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Growers in Canada will now be growing potatoes under a three-year crop rotation.

Legislation just passed states that growers will not be able to go back-to-back with potatoes. This will help keep diseases and other pests out.

Exceptions would be made for growers submitting alternative workable plans. Not all growers are happy about the new law. It is believed to be the first such cropping-use law passed in Canada.

On the brighter side, spring is arriving in Prince Edward Island. Daytime temperatures are reaching 50 degrees F and the remaining snow is melting.

However, across the border in Maine, many Aroostook County growers still have two-feet of snow on their potato ground. It does not bother them because most do not plant until May.