Stakeholder consultations on the Beneficial Management Practices list began in December 2019 when the Beneficial Management Practices report prepared by the Technical Working Committee in July was presented to a focus group of potato producers; members of the Research and Environment Committee of the PEI Potato Board. A follow-up meeting was held in February 2020. As a result of the feedback received from these meetings, several refinements were made to the BMP list in preparation for broader industry consultations planned for March 2020.
Major feedback from consultation sessions:
Determining priority sites for runoff control:
The series of four grower consultation meetings on the proposed BMP list scheduled for mid-March 2020 were canceled due to COVID-19. An online survey on the Beneficial Management Practices was conducted. The results are summarized below.