Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association

Interview with Bob Coltman

11 01 11 - Bob ColtmanHealthy seed potatoes are the key to success for potato growers. Seed potato certification helps ensure that growers are able to plant healthy seed potatoes and raise a profitable crop.

For nearly 100 years, Wisconsin seed potato growers have had their seed potato crops certified by the Wisconsin Seed Potato Certification Program (WSPCP). This program was started as a collaboration among farmers and faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1913 and currently is administered through the UW-Madison Department of Plant Pathology, with oversight from the Wisconsin Seed Potato Improvement Association and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.

Read more of our November 2011 interview with Bob Coltman.

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