Abram, Mike
November 2008
Farmers Weekly;11/7/2008, p21
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the impact of an increasing proportion of ware crop production in Scotland on the high health status of seed potatoes produced in the country. It notes that the result was that the seed potato industry declined from 60,000 acres 17,000 acres by 2007. World Potato Congress president Allan Parker emphasized the need for legislation to help protect the health status of the sector. It is also stated that ware growers had a responsibility to understand that aphids in their crops presented a risk for transmitting virus in seed crops.


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