Ontario potato open house slated for August 11

Vanessa Currie, University of Guelph potato researcher, is organizing an open house at the Elora Research Station in Ontario. The August 11 event  -- 10 am to 2 pm – will be held under COVID-19 safety rules with no access to buildings.


She says that chipping, fresh market and French fry potato lines will be displayed including elite selections from the potato breeding program operated by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. Other selections will be there from Michigan and Wisconsin states.


The speaking program includes University of Guelph researchers. Vanessa Currie will present information about the new variety trials. Griffin Bailey will speak about potato early dying disease. Ian Tetlow and Victoria Butler will share data about potato starch. Angela Gradish and Graham Ansell will present the latest about Colorado potato beetles. 


The modified format means that there will be no wagon tour or lunch provided. Attendees should plan to drive to each plot. Portable toilet will be available as will water and pop. Attendees should plan to provide contact information for the rain-or-shine event. 


Interested?  Register by contacting Vanessa Currie and vcurrie@uoguelph.ca.



Source:  University of Guelph July 22, 2021 invitation

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