Potato Seed will cost more and is in short supply for 2012
Posted: January 10, 2012
Many potato growers like to firm up their potato seed purchase agreements in the fall to ensure that they can get high quality certified seed of the varieties they want to grow for the following year.
If you have not yet ordered your seed do it today!
Remember, certified seed is not disease free but does meet the minimum tolerances set forth by the state certification agency. When ordering seed, be sure to ask for certification tags or certificates to guarantee you will be receiving certified, high quality seed potatoes.
If you are purchasing non‐certified potato seed, cut some tubers for visual inspection before you accept them since there is no guarantee on the level of disease present on uncertified seed.
You can find a directory for Maine Certified Potato Seed at: http://www.maine.gov/agriculture/pi/potato/2011SeedPotatoCert.pdf
New York’s directory can be obtained by calling 607‐255‐9869, or writing the New York Seed Improvement Project, 103C Leland Lab, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853.