Cavendish Farms developing seeds to withstand dry P.E.I. summers

The Chronicle Herald
March 20, 2019 | P.E.I.
By The Chronicle Herald
Cavendish Farms is working to develop potato seeds that can thrive in dry growing conditions on P.E.I., said the company’s president Robert Irving during P.E.I. Youth Farmers annual general meeting.

Irving spoke about the importance of developing potatoes that could thrive in drought-like conditions. The last two harvests of P.E.I. potatoes have produced lower than average yields, partially because of hot summer temperatures with little rain. “We’ve got to make sure we’re proactive with how we deal with it because this global change in weather is impacting many areas,” said Irving, adding that supplemental irrigation would also help the potato industry during dry weather conditions. | READ MORE

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