CANADA GOV BOOSTS POTATO INDUSTRY

Published online: Aug 16, 2012 Herbicide, Fertilizer, Insecticide, Fungicide
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Potato producers have received a boost from the Canadian Government with the recent announcement of an investment for two innovative potato research projects.
 
The Canadian Horticulture Council will receive nearly $67,000 to consult with stakeholders and develop a Canadian potato strategy to help the industry identify short- and long-term research priorities. The strategy will focus on research, innovation, sustainability and global competitiveness.
Meanwhile, BioAtlantech will benefit from $185,000 in research activities to study the effectiveness of using mineral oils to prevent the spread of the harmful Potato Virus Y in potato seed crops. Researchers will look to better understand how mineral oils inhibit transmission in order to establish best practices recommendations.

SOURCE: Spud Smart

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