An investigation related to the 2021 detection of potato wart in Prince Edward Island was recently completed. National Potato Council Chief Executive Officer Kam Quarles says infected fields should be pinpointed now. “The Canadian Food Inspection Agency sampled soils around the island to figure out where the disease hit and that sampling is completed now.” With trade still open between Prince Edwards Island and the U.S., Quarles is worried disease movement is possible. “They need to go in and address all of these risk factors and plug any holes where potato wart may get into the U.S.”
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