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Canada: Potato Board says it will find way to keep truck disinfection system

The Prince Edward Island Potato Board says it’s looking at its options to ensure a potato disinfection service CONTINUES in the province. Under the provincially-funded PROGRAM, trucks carrying potatoes are sprayed to help prevent bacterial ring rot. But the P.E.I. government announced this fall that it will be closing the disinfection station in Borden-Carleton and removing mobile units. The government cited budgetary and scientific reasons for deciding to end the service. tch MacDonald sprays down the inside of a truck heading to a potato farm near Souris. Greg Donald is the general manager of the potato board. More

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