Australia: Seeding the potato industry

The Crookwell district is probably best known for its seed potato industry and general potato production although it is also well represented in sheep and cattle agricultural pursuits. On March 6-8 the district celebrated the humble vegetable for which it has become famous with its “best ever Potato Festival” according to life member of the Potato Growers’ Association Eric Hurn. Crookwell growers produce around 3050 Tonne of seed potato per year for the local, South Australian and southern Queensland commercial potato growing industry. The sought after, certified seed stock, is amongst the best in Australia because of its quarantine area and the rigorous testing carried out throughout the entire production. Full report

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