Potatoes in Canada

P.E.I. farmers say federal restrictions imposed to manage potato wart went too far

January 27, 2023  By Top Crop Manager

Prince Edward Island potato farmers say a new report on potato wart shows the 2021 decision to halt exports to the United States went too far, and they want remaining restrictions lifted for farms where the soil-borne fungus has not been found.

The report from the International Advisory Panel on Potato Wart submitted to the federal government last week found that while potato wart has been identified in clusters, most of P.E.I. is considered a pest-free area.

For the full story from the Toronto Star, visit https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2023/01/24/pei-farmers-say-federal-restrictions-imposed-to-manage-potato-wart-went-too-far.html

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