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Canada: Compost study underway to increase potato productivity

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) has joined forces with McCain Foods Canada and New Brunswick’s potato growers in a major project to improve potato yields in the province by improving soil health. AAFC researcher Bernie Zebarth believes yields could be boosted by applying compost. Compost returns stable organic matter to the soil and helps retain nutrients, improves water-holding capacity, improves soil structure and reduces soil compaction caused by farm equipment. More

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