Proper Disposal of Cull Piles!

Potato growers are reminded to cover or properly dispose of cull piles!  This is a very important step in reducing the inoculum of diseases such as late blight and PVY, reducing the risk of disease spread in the province during the growing season!

Regulations under the Plant Health Act provide that no person shall, except with a provincial permit, store, keep or by any means hold any bulk potato tubers or potato debris between June 15 and August 31 unless that material is contained inside a building, enclosed in a transport vehicle or under an impermeable cover.

To obtain a permit, contact Dwight Thompson, Marine Fisheries and Regulatory Division at (902) 620-3119.