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Yukon Gold named Seed of the Year


November 14, 2011
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Yukon Gold named Seed of the Year

The popular Yukon Gold potato was a winner at the Royal
Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto this year, where it topped entries in the
seventh annual Seed of the Year competition (east division).

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November 11, 2011,
Toronto, Ont – The popular Yukon Gold potato was a winner at the Royal
Agricultural Winter Fair
in Toronto this year, where it topped entries in the
seventh annual Seed of the Year competition (east division).

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Developed by the late
Garnet (Gary) Johnston, a researcher in the University of Guelph’s Department
of Plant Agriculture
, this enhanced yellow potato variety was recognized for
its disease resistance and growing performance in North America. Its name
reflects its distinctive colour and honours Yukon River “Gold Rush” country.

Yukon Gold is a medium-
to high-yielding variety of potato with excellent storage qualities. The first
Canadian-bred variety to be marketed with its name on the packaging 30 years
ago, Yukon Gold is a household name in many regions of Canada and the U.S.

The Seed of the Year
competition recognizes publicly developed Canadian varieties of field crops,
forages, fruits, vegetables or herbs important to the agri-food industry as
well as accomplishments of public plant breeders. Entries are judged for
innovation, industry impact, value chain presence, sustainability and
marketability.


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