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N.B. scientists look to create a greener potato


June 13, 2011
By The Daily Gleaner

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June 13, 2011,
Fredericton, NB – Scientists at the Potato Research Centre hope to crossbreed
foreign and domestic potatoes to create a new spud that's resilient to disease
and requires fewer pesticides.

June 13, 2011,
Fredericton, NB – Scientists at the Potato Research Centre hope to crossbreed
foreign and domestic potatoes to create a new spud that's resilient to disease
and requires fewer pesticides.

David de Koeyer, a
scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Foods Canada, recently returned from an
11-month research trip to Lima, Peru, where he worked at the International
Potato Centre
studying strains of South American potatoes that are less
susceptible to disease than their Canadian counterparts.

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