Potato

Drop in processing planting leads to third smallest potato area

Drop in processing planting leads to third smallest potato area

The total area of potato planted in Britain is the third lowest on record at 117.47k/ha, according to a revised...

October 14, 2020

‘Irish and UK potato yield to be above 5-year average’

‘Irish and UK potato yield to be above 5-year average’

The Irish and UK sugar beet and potato yield for 2015 is to be above the five-year average, according to...

October 28, 2015

Potato vending machines are now a thing in Scotland

Potato vending machines are now a thing in Scotland

Potato vending machines are turning over £1,000 a week for two farmers in Scotland. Pete and Euan Grewar, two of Scotland’s...

July 11, 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

Reward of $500,000 after potatoes are sabotaged with nails

Reward of $500,000 after potatoes are sabotaged with nails

Candian farmers have put up a reward of $500,000 for information on suspects sabotaging their potato crop with pins and...

July 4, 2015

Growers receiving €750/t for new season potatoes

Growers receiving €750/t for new season potatoes

New season growers are receiving €750/t for potatoes this week, according to TJ O’Shea of the Co. Kilkenny packing operation...

June 19, 2015

Video: Late planting potatoes? Here’s one way to catch up quickly

Video: Late planting potatoes? Here’s one way to catch up quickly

Have you left planting potatoes until the last minute? This video will have you up to speed in no time....

May 6, 2015

Frying pan at the ready! It’s Pancake Tuesday!

Frying pan at the ready! It’s Pancake Tuesday!

Will you be flipping pancakes today? It’s Pancake Tuesday, otherwise known as Shrove Tuesday, and that means tomorrow marks the...

February 17, 2015

Potato industry looking forward to a happier new year

Potato industry looking forward to a happier new year

European funding will be crucially important in helping maintain the fabric of Ireland’s potato industry, according to a leading packer....

December 10, 2014

Desperate Housewives’ star highlights poverty in agriculture at Web Summit

Desperate Housewives’ star highlights poverty in agriculture at Web Summit

Everyone should be concerned about where their food comes from and who picks it, Hollywood actress Eva Longoria told a packed...

November 4, 2014

Concerns that retailers are selling ‘last season’ potatoes in value packs

Concerns that retailers are selling ‘last season’ potatoes in value packs

There is concern among Northern Ireland farmers that certain packers are using last season’s potatoes, which are appearing in value...

October 29, 2014

The importance of our potato heritage

The importance of our potato heritage

What do the following names have in common? – Robinta, Irish Cobbler, Winston and Lumper. The answer is they are...

October 7, 2014

Ulster farmers label meeting with Tesco a “mixed bag”

Ulster farmers label meeting with Tesco a “mixed bag”

Following a meeting with representatives from Tesco to discuss a range of issues including: the crisis situation facing Northern Ireland’s...

September 22, 2014

NI potato industry agree to collect potato promotion funding

NI potato industry agree to collect potato promotion funding

Following a meeting of potato industry stakeholders to discuss the best way forward for the industry. Potato packers, merchants and...

August 17, 2014

New international collaboration to protect the world’s crops

New international collaboration to protect the world’s crops

Experts from the UK and India are working together to identify and develop novel environmentally-sustainable strategies to control plant pests,...

July 5, 2014

Costs and younger people see potato sales decline

Costs and younger people see potato sales decline

Market research commissioned by potato packer Wilson’s Country has confirmed that the tonnages of fresh potatoes sold on the Irish...

July 2, 2014

Flavours of Fingal this weekend

Flavours of Fingal this weekend

This weekend sees Dublin’s only agricultural show take place, the Flavours of Fingal. On Saturday and Sunday, at Newbridge House and...

June 27, 2014

Farmers must be paid realistic prices for beef

Farmers must be paid realistic prices for beef

Emotions were running high in the tent used to host the forum discussion at the Beef 2014 event, held at...

June 20, 2014