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Canada: Cuban delegation eyeing Quebec potato varieties

Cuban Delegation Visits Seed Potato Companies in QuebecA Cuban delegation visited several seed potato companies in Quebec during August, visiting seed production fields, different types of mini-tuber production and in-vitro laboratory facilities in the province. It was the first time an official delegation from Cuba visited seed potato growers in Quebec. The visit was organized by Quebec based breeding, research and development company, Progest 2001 Inc. The Cuban delegation was headed by the National Director of Crops and also included members of the National Director of Seeds and the Potato Director of the National Institute of Agricultural Sciences in Cuba (INCA). The delegation held several meetings with seed growers and seed companies across the province of Quebec. The delegation participated in a Potato Field Day organized by seed potato companies in Saint-Roch-de-l’Achigan, evaluating potato varieties on display. (Further information from andre.gagnon@progest2001.com. Progrest 2001 website in French, English and Spanish)

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