Common Seed Potato Certification Schemes

  • O. A. Gutbrod
  • A. R. Mosley


Superior potato planting stock is becoming ever more important as world food needs increase. With current technology, maximum production per unit area of land can only be achieved by planting vigorous, disease-free tubers derived through well-designed and carefully monitored production and certification schemes. Such tubers are asexually propagated, or cloned, by dividing tubers of preceding generations. While cloning provides excellent genetic uniformity, yields, and quality, it also presents serious pest control problems. Cloning effectively spreads diseases, nematodes and other organisms from generation to generation.


Seed Potato Certification Scheme Ralstonia Solanacearum Seed Certification Canada Food Inspection Agency 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. A. Gutbrod
    • 1
  • A. R. Mosley
    • 1
  1. 1.Certification Specialist and Extension Potato Specialist, respectively, Department of Crop and Soil ScienceOregon State UniversityCorvallisUSA

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