New Brunswick Scientist to Study Potato Blight in Peru
25.04.10 Age: 26 days
By: Jorge L. Alonso G.
Hopes research in birthplace of tuber will help Canadian farmers
A New Brunswick potato scientist will travel to Peru this month in an effort to help Canadian tubers fight blight. Dr. David De Koeyer, who works at the Potato Research Centre in Fredericton, has spent his professional life studying spuds. He's heading to the vegetable's birthplace in South America to visit the International Potato Centre in Lima, the Peruvian capital. De Koeyer will have 11 months to complete his research among the world's biggest collection of living potato tissue.