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Blight warning for early-sown crops in Munster

Blight warning for early-sown crops in Munster

Met Éireann has issued a status yellow potato-blight warning for parts of Munster early this week. “Weather conditions conducive to...

May 30, 2021

Met Éireann issues national blight warning

Met Éireann issues national blight warning

The national forecaster has today, Wednesday, May 29, issued a blight warning to all potato farmers in Ireland. According to...

May 29, 2019

Irrigation now a priority for potato growers

Irrigation now a priority for potato growers

All potato crops are now coming under severe moisture stress, according to Tom Keogh, a director of the north Dublin-based...

July 1, 2018

Showers set to return this weekend, as blight warning issued

Showers set to return this weekend, as blight warning issued

A mixture of sunny spells and scattered showers are expected to return this weekend, according to Met Eireann. A status...

June 23, 2017

Unsettled conditions forecast, as blight warning issued

Unsettled conditions forecast, as blight warning issued

This week is set to be very unsettled, with a mixture of sunny spells and heavy showers; a blight warning...

June 6, 2017

Farmers warned of potato blight outbreaks due to recent rainfall

Farmers warned of potato blight outbreaks due to recent rainfall

Farmers are being warned that potato blight is likely to become very active in the coming weeks due to recent...

August 3, 2016

First blight warning of the year for Northern Ireland

First blight warning of the year for Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland has been issued with its first potato blight warning for 2016 by the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) and...

June 15, 2016

Sun, showers and heavy rain on the way – Met Eireann

Sun, showers and heavy rain on the way – Met Eireann

There will be sunny spells and showers this weekend with heavy rain from Sunday onwards, Met Eireann says. Met Eireann also...

August 21, 2015

6 non-chemical ways to tackle potato blight

6 non-chemical ways to tackle potato blight

The humid weather over the last week has been ideal for potato blight to establish in the crop, with Met...

July 5, 2015