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Export ban, not potato wart, is the more pressing issue, says P.E.I. Federation of Agriculture

August 24, 2022  By CBC News

The detection of potato wart in a field on P.E.I. last week is no reason for concern, says the executive director of the Prince Edward Island Federation of Agriculture.

Donald Killorn said it has no impact on the safe export of food from P.E.I. to Canada and the rest of the world.

“It’s by no means indicative of us being infested with potato wart. We do have fields on Prince Edward Island in which there are potato ward spores. This detection was basically across the road from a field that we already knew to have potato wart that would have been subject to our existing potato wart management plan.” | READ MORE


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