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Bayer, UPGC continue potato program


February 9, 2010
By Marg Land


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February 5, 2010,
Guelph, Ont – Bayer CropScience and the United Potato Growers of Canada (UPGC)
recently entered into an agreement that will see Bayer CropScience continue
into a second year of participation with the UPGC – United Potato Partners
program.



February 5, 2010,
Guelph, Ont – Bayer CropScience and the United Potato Growers of Canada (UPGC)
recently entered into an agreement that will see Bayer CropScience continue
into a second year of participation with the UPGCUnited Potato Partners
program.

UPGC will continue
to focus on fulfilling its goals, including the creation of databases and
educational seminars that provide timely information to producers across the
nation.

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“We are pleased that
Bayer CropScience has recognized the UPGC initiatives as important to the
future sustainability of potato production,” said Ray Keenan, UPGC chairman.
Bayer CropScience products and potato industry participation are key
ingredients to successful Canadian potato production.”

UPGC offers potato
growers valuable information to help increase the productivity and
profitability of their operations,” says David Kikkert, portfolio manager of
horticulture for Bayer CropScience. “The response we received from growers that
particpated in the 2009 seminars was amazing, and we are proud to once again be
part of the United Potato Partners program for 2010.”