Potatoes

Met Éireann warns of potato blight risk across 8 counties

Met Éireann warns of potato blight risk across 8 counties

Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow warning for potato blight conditions across eight counties in the midlands, the east...

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Met Éireann issues potato blight warning for several counties

Met Éireann issues potato blight warning for several counties

Met Éireann has today (Monday, June 20) issued a Status Yellow warning for potato blight in several counties. The national...

June 20, 2022

Fundamental change in blight strains impacting Irish potato crops

Fundamental change in blight strains impacting Irish potato crops

There is a major displacement of potato-blight strain populations taking place in Ireland at the present time. Speaking on a...

June 15, 2022

North Down growers starting to dig early season potatoes

North Down growers starting to dig early season potatoes

Early season potatoes in Northern Ireland have enjoyed almost uninterrupted growth since planting back in the spring. “That’s a pretty...

June 14, 2022

New Met Éireann prediction service at the heart of blight prevention

New Met Éireann prediction service at the heart of blight prevention

Blight prevention remains an ever-present challenge for the Irish potato industry. Growers spend millions of euro each year protecting their...

June 13, 2022

WPC: Teagasc discusses breeding new potato varieties

WPC: Teagasc discusses breeding new potato varieties

Teagasc used its presence at this week’s World Potato Congress (WPC) to network with comparable organisations, in particular those undertaking...

June 2, 2022

WPC declaration aims to grow sustainability profile of potatoes

WPC declaration aims to grow sustainability profile of potatoes

The World Potato Congress (WPC) has launched a new project aiming to increase the crop’s role in advancing global sustainable...

June 2, 2022

Ukraine: Clearing land of military ordnance before planting potatoes

Ukraine: Clearing land of military ordnance before planting potatoes

It’s only when you meet someone actually farming in Ukraine that you get a sense of how bad conditions actually...

May 31, 2022

WPC: The spectre of famine now haunts the world

WPC: The spectre of famine now haunts the world

Delegates attending the 11th World Potato Congress (WPC) in Dublin have been told that the spectre of famine now haunts...

May 31, 2022

The power of the ‘humble spud’ comes to Dublin

The power of the ‘humble spud’ comes to Dublin

The power of the ‘humble spud’ to deliver increased global food security was a core theme espoused at the 11th...

May 31, 2022

McConalogue highlights scope to expand Ireland’s seed potato sector

McConalogue highlights scope to expand Ireland’s seed potato sector

Agriculture minister, Charlie McConalogue, believes that the country’s seed potato sector can grow significantly in the wake of Brexit. This...

May 31, 2022

Food security now ‘number one’ priority for Europe

Food security now ‘number one’ priority for Europe

Delegates at the World Potato Congress (WPC) this week in Dublin were told that the European Union (EU) is to...

May 31, 2022

FAO: Doubling global potato production in 10 years is possible

FAO: Doubling global potato production in 10 years is possible

Potatoes could make a greater contribution to global food security, according to the director-general of the Food and Agriculture Organisation...

May 31, 2022

BYDV now impacting many spring barley crops

BYDV now impacting many spring barley crops

Teagasc is confirming that Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus (BYDV) is now impacting many spring barley crops across the country. But...

May 27, 2022

Input costs impacting number of potatoes planted – Ryan

Input costs impacting number of potatoes planted – Ryan

Less potatoes were planted in Ireland this year due to spiraling input costs for growers, according to the chair of...

May 25, 2022

IFA welcomes €3m potato scheme in advance of meeting with minister

IFA welcomes €3m potato scheme in advance of meeting with minister

The announcement of a €3 million scheme to support the seed-potato sector has been welcomed as a “positive first step”...

May 25, 2022

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Farmland – Dairy Advice and Challenges for Potato Farmers

Farmland – Dairy Advice and Challenges for Potato Farmers

On the latest Farmland programme, Agriland editor Stella Meehan and dairy specialist, Brian McDonnell interview head of dairy knowledge transfer...

May 24, 2022

Minister plans funding of €3 million for domestic seed sector

Minister plans funding of €3 million for domestic seed sector

Funding to help develop the domestic seed-potato sector will go to cabinet today (Tuesday, May 24) as the sector continues...

May 24, 2022