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Research Project: Characterization of Molecular Networks in Diseases Caused by Emerging and Persistent Bacterial Plant Pathogens

Location: Emerging Pests and Pathogens Research

Title: COVID-19 tech provides lessons for seed potato certification improvements

item MATTUPALLI, CHAKRADHAR - Washington State University
item CHARKOWSKI, AMY - Colorado State University
item Ingram, Jason
item Filiatrault, Melanie

Submitted to: Spudman
Publication Type: Trade Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/15/2022
Publication Date: 3/7/2022
Citation: Mattupalli, C., Charkowski, A., Ingram, J.T., Filiatrault, M.J. 2022. COVID-19 tech provides lessons for seed potato certification improvements. Spudman.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Seed potato grower margins are getting tighter to meet both domestic and international market quality standards. Previously we published an article on rethinking seed potato certification dealt with the past and present. In this article we discuss how we can build on already developed diagnostic systems and adapt them to meet industry needs and National Potato Council’s Vision 2026 goals. The ‘Vision 2026’ will re-envision how seed potato certification is handled in the US to balance seed potato production as a profitable venture while securing supply chain continuity for commercial potato producers who aim to source consistently clean seed.