WAGM interviews Johnson about Australian potato farming

WAGM (Channel 8 in Presque Isle) interviewed Steve Johnson, a professor and crops specialist with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, for a segment of the County Ag Report about potato farming in Australia. Johnson has been in Australia working with and educating local farmers, and testing for potato viruses as part of the seed certification process. “I think it’s been very successful. The potato growers in Australia I’ve dealt with are receptive, eager to learn, and want to be engaged about learning more about potato production,” Johnson said. This month, Johnson will wrap up his work and bring success stories for testing potatoes back to Maine, WAGM reported.