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How to Participate in Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's Accelerated Release Program

The Accelerated Release Program is a two-phase mechanism to fast track the release of promising potato selections developed by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. For a description of the program go to About the Accelerated Release Program.

Phase 1: New selections offered for two years of non-exclusive field testing

No new AR2020 selections will be available this year.

Phase 2: Accelerated Release selections offered for exclusive testing in 2020

Thirteen AR2018 selections are available. Interested parties have had the opportunity to assess these selections for two years and this concludes the non-exclusive testing phase of the AR2018 program. We are now inviting cash bids from all interested parties for the exclusive phase of testing of these selections.

This offering is open only to Canadian registered companies. If you are considering a cash bid, please return the Cash Bid Package Request Form or you may contact Andrea Dilworth (Telephone: 506-460-4509, E-mail: and she will forward it to you.

The Cash Bid Package includes:

Sealed bids for the selections will be received until 4:00 p.m. Atlantic Standard Time on Thursday January 30, 2020.

Please direct any questions regarding the Accelerated Release Program to:

Andrea Dilworth
Commercialization Officer
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
P.O. Box 20280
Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 4Z7
Telephone: 506-460-4509

Technical questions on the selections should be directed to:

Virginia Dickison
Potato Breeding
Telephone: 506-460-4529

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