Seed, Varieties

Bringing US seed potatoes to Guatemala

Potatoes USA recently had a market visit to Guatemala. There was a seed potato program project that introduced U.S. seed potatoes varieties to Guatemalan growers. Potatoes USA Marketing Operations Director Amy Burdett says during the visit, the U.S. varieties were compared to the local varieties for plant vigor, disease resistance and also yields. Burdett: “For the most part the U.S. potatoes, far outweighed the local potatoes, except in a few cases. We were very pleased at the outcome of the varieties we selected”. More

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