Sweet Potato Production and Breeding in Ontario

There is an increasing demand for sweet potatoes and ecological growers in Ontario have an opportunity to grow this unique crop to serve local markets. Join us to learn how Heather grows sweet potatoes (from slips to curing tubers!) and hear about new varieties that are being bred for our climate. Dr. Primomo will share about his new varieties of sweet potato and his aim to support sweet potato slip production in Ontario, and we’ll share results from farmer-led breeding trials in cooperation with EFAO’s Farmer-Led Research Program. This is for all growers interested in sweet potato production as well as those interested in breeding regional adapted crops.

Horticulture Seeds
Location: Date: December 4, 2020 Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Heather Coffey Dr. Valerio Primomo