Seed potato certification webcast featured in 'Focus on Potato'
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.
Davidson's webcast covers:
--The basis for seed potato certification;
--The current certification processes;
--Diseases and conditions that are the focus of inspections; and
--How these problems are managed through the use of clean, high-quality seed potatoes.
This 22-minute presentation is open access through Feb. 28, 2013.
Other presentations in the Focus on Potato webcast resource can be viewed at www.plantmanagementnetwork.org/fop.
Focus on Potato is a publication of the Plant Management Network (www.plantmanagementnetwork.org), a nonprofit online publisher whose mission is to enhance the health, management, and production of agricultural and horticultural crops. It achieves this mission through its applied, science-based resources, like Focus on Potato. PMN is jointly managed by the American Society of Agronomy, American Phytopathological Society, and Crop Science Society of America. PMN is also a partner of more than 80 other organizations, which include universities, nonprofits, and agribusinesses.