Potatoes

In-field sap testing recommended for high value crops

In-field sap testing recommended for high value crops

The in-field sap testing of high value crops, such as potatoes and beet, is now being recommended by agronomists as...

April 23, 2022

Dietary benefits of potatoes to be showcased at World Potato Congress

Dietary benefits of potatoes to be showcased at World Potato Congress

The upcoming World Potato Congress (WPC) in Dublin will be an opportunity to showcase the true nutritional value of the...

April 15, 2022

Hundreds expected to attend World Potato Congress

Hundreds expected to attend World Potato Congress

It is anticipated that up to 800 delegates from around the world will attend the 2022 World Potato Congress (WPC),...

April 15, 2022

Price of potatoes looks set to rise by 30%

Price of potatoes looks set to rise by 30%

An unprecedented rise in all input costs looks set to impact the price of potatoes in the shops throughout Ireland,...

February 14, 2022

DAERA publishes crop production estimates for 2021

DAERA publishes crop production estimates for 2021

Crop production estimates for the main cereal options and potatoes grown in Northern Ireland have been published for 2021, by...

December 22, 2021

Maincrop potato harvest: Significant variation in yields reported

Maincrop potato harvest: Significant variation in yields reported

Potato packer Wilson’s Country is confirming that approximately half of this year’s maincrop is now out of the ground. However,...

October 18, 2021

New disease-free potato is resistant to blight

New disease-free potato is resistant to blight

A new, disease-free potato, named CIP-Matilde, has been developed by international breeders in collaboration with farmers in Peru. All those...

October 15, 2021

CAFRE to host potato haulm flailing workshop

CAFRE to host potato haulm flailing workshop

A field day run by the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) will help potato growers with alternatives...

July 14, 2021

NFU Scotland surveys potato growers ahead of levy board changes

NFU Scotland surveys potato growers ahead of levy board changes

NFU Scotland is urging potato growers to complete its survey to identify what functions carried out by the industry’s statutory...

June 4, 2021

Potato processors given go-ahead for controlled use of DMN

Potato processors given go-ahead for controlled use of DMN

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has secured an emergency authorisation (EA) for the use of as yet unapproved...

December 11, 2020

British potato production up as growers win battle with the weather

British potato production up as growers win battle with the weather

The total harvest of British potatoes this year will be 5.3 million tonnes according to provisional estimates – up 2.8%...

November 22, 2020

Trailer transporting potatoes overturns on Scottish road

Trailer transporting potatoes overturns on Scottish road

A road was closed after a tractor drawing a trailer full of potatoes overturned in Scotland earlier this morning (Wednesday,...

September 16, 2020

Lockdown leads to resurgence in potato consumption across NI

Lockdown leads to resurgence in potato consumption across NI

The latest Kantar figures confirm that Northern Ireland’s potato packing sector sales have grown by 3.9% over the past year....

August 9, 2020

Scottish agri-tech collaboration offers alternative to random test digs

Scottish agri-tech collaboration offers alternative to random test digs

A 12-month agri-technology collaboration in the East of Scotland to trial new precision agriculture tools could offer potato growers an effective...

July 19, 2020

Emergency approval of blight fungicide for organic potatoes

Emergency approval of blight fungicide for organic potatoes

The Chemicals Regulation Division (CRD) in the UK has approved Funguran Progress for emergency use on organic potatoes to control...

July 18, 2020

Fast-maturing, resilient potatoes in Hutton researchers’ sights

Fast-maturing, resilient potatoes in Hutton researchers’ sights

Potato is one of the world’s most important food crops, but the vulnerability of yield levels to plant stresses limit...

July 17, 2020

Blight fungicide given emergency approval for use in England

Blight fungicide given emergency approval for use in England

England’s Chemicals Regulation Division (CRD) has approved the use of Funguran Progress to control late blight in organic potato crops....

July 16, 2020

UK grower estimates show small drop in potato planted area

UK grower estimates show small drop in potato planted area

The UK planted area for potatoes has held up despite a turbulent season for growers. The figures suggest a minimal impact...

July 6, 2020