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Potato wart field harvested for french fries


January 6, 2011
By CBC News

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potatowartDecember 20, 2010,
Charlottetown, PEI – The P.E.I. field where potato wart was found back in 2000
had its first harvest of potatoes this year.

December 20, 2010,
Charlottetown, PEI – The P.E.I. field where potato wart was found back in 2000
had its first harvest of potatoes this year.

potatowart 
  

The discovery of the
fungus in a 24-hectare field owned by Cavendish Farms in Travellers Rest led the
U.S. government to close its border to P.E.I. potatoes for months. The closure
cost Island potato growers $22 million in sales.

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