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Focus on Potato

Seed Potato Certification
November 2012

By Robert D. Davidson, Ph.D.
Department of Horticulture & Landscape Architecture
Colorado State University
Phone: 719-754-3494 Ext.15

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This presentation will help consultants, growers, and other practitioners in the U.S. and Canada learn about the basics of seed potato certification. Specifically, in this presentation, the basis for seed potato certification and the current process being followed will be described. Additionally, discussion will focus on which diseases and conditions are the focus of inspections and how these problems are managed through the use of clean, high quality seed potatoes. Finally, viewers will learn how certification is conducted and what clean seed brings to the table for both other seed growers and the commercial industry.

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