December 3, 2012
NEW FOCUS ON POTATO: SEED CERTIFICATION
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ST PAUL, Minn.—Potato plants can carry various diseases, and many of the most difficult ones to control are passed on through seed potato tubers. Therefore, seed potato certification is a vital step in the process to protect potato crops.
In the latest ‘Focus on Potato’ webcast, titled “Seed Potato Certification,” Professor Robert Davidson at Colorado State University helps users in the U.S. and Canada learn about the basics of seed potato certification.
Dr. Davidson’s webcast covers:
*The basis for seed potato certification;
*The current certification processes;
*Diseases and conditions that are the focus of inspections;
*How these problems are managed through the use of clean, high quality seed potatoes.
This 22-minute presentation is open access through Feb. 28. Other presentations in the Focus on Potato webcast resource can be viewed at www.plantmanagementnetwork.org/fop.
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