Using a combination of traditional crop breeding techniques, as well as new and emerging technologies, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) releases to the marketplace up to 10-15 new potato selections annually via their Accelerated Release Program. These annual releases have been carefully chosen from a starting population that may number 120,000 new seedlings.
The Fredericton Research and Development Centre, Guelph Research and Development Centre/University of Guelph, and Lethbridge Research and Development Centre will all hold open houses on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, that will allow producers, processors and other potato industry entities view these annual releases.
Dates and times for the Potato Selection Release Open Houses.
Read more about the Accelerated Release Program.