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NTV/NEBRASKA.TV

Posted: Apr 07, 2014 10:52 AM CDT
Updated: Apr 07, 2014 10:52 AM CDT

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Investigators from the state Department of Agriculture are on the lookout for pest-ridden potato seeds in an effort to protect Nebraska’s potato industry.

Two of the state’s three potato inspectors recently quarantined nine boxes of potato seeds at a Lincoln True Value hardware store because the store’s owners didn’t have paperwork needed to prove the seeds were free of the Columbia root-knot nematode worm. The pest eats roots of plants like grasses, legumes and cereals.

Ag Department spokesperson Christin Kamm says they take seriously the need to protect Nebraska’s potato industry.

 

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