UK: Ring rot hits Wales potato farm
An outbreak of a damaging potato disease has been discovered at a farm in mid-Wales, leading to the planned destruction of 1,500 tons of seed potatoes. The presence of ring rot, a highly infectious bacteria that causes potatoes to rot, was discovered by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) during an annual survey and is thought to have been brought into Wales by infected Dutch seed, reported BBC News Online.
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