Potato Nematode In Ontario

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A two-acre plot in the Ottawa area is under quarantine after a confirmed finding of a yield-damaging potato disease in garlic. While potato rot nematode (PRN) is not a human health risk, it can damage and reduce harvest yields of potatoes and other crops, such as sugar beets, carrots, onions, tulips and garlic. PRN has been previously confirmed and is “effectively controlled” on Prince Edward Island, CFIA said.

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