Archived - 2013 Survey Finds No Detections of Potato Cyst Nematode

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February 14, 2014: The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has completed all potato cyst nematode (PCN) soil sampling and testing for the 2013 seed potato crop, with no detections of PCN.

Over 16,700 soil samples were collected and analysed as part of Canada's 2013 national PCN detection survey. The CFIA, in collaboration with Canadian seed potato growers, prioritized these samples in order to meet the requirements of various importing countries, as well as, export deadlines.

The Government of Canada is committed to working with stakeholders to protect plant health and ensure continued market access for Canadian seed potatoes and other potentially affected commodities.

For more information:

Alain Boucher
National Manager, Potato Section
Moncton, New Brunswick

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