NLARS Spud Unit

Potatoes

The SPUD Unit consists of a tissue culture laboratory, greenhouses and cold storage facilities. It produces 'nuclear' potato plantlets and minitubers for Ontario seed potato producers.

SPUD Unit Growth Room  

Strawberries and Raspberries

Strawberry and raspberry plantlets are also produced for the Ontario Plant Propagation Program. Other tissue culturing involves the establishment in vitro, heat treatment and production of virus-tested plantlets for crop breeders. Research in the SPUD Unit includes evaluating in vitro and in vivo production techniques for nuclear potato, raspberry, strawberry, garlic and asparagus propagules.

9 Strawberry plants in a Magenta Jar in the Growth Room

Contact

Manager: Becky Hughes 705-647-8525 x 222