Potato News from Ireland
Ireland Potato Market Update August 24th
August 28, 2022
It is anticipated that consumption and retail sales should pick up from this week onwards with the return of schools after the summer break. With the hot weather and lack of rainfall, there are numerous reports that maincrop Rooster.
Fundamental change in blight strains impacting Irish potato crops
June 19, 2022
There is a major displacement of potato-blight strain populations taking place in Ireland at the present time. Speaking on a recent edition of the Tillage Edge podcast.
Potato association Europatat announces Strategy 2022-2025
June 17, 2022
On 30 May 2022, the Europatat membership gathered in Dublin approved a new vision and mission for Europatat, as well as the key fields of action and priorities for the next three years (2022-2025)
The 11th World Potato Congress, Dublin, Ireland Industry Award Winners
June 07, 2022
The World Potato Congress Industry Awards were presented during the 11th World Potato Congress in Dublin, Ireland. Awards were presented to Dr. John J. Burke, Paul C. Struik, Antoon Wallays and Richard W. Okray
WPC: Teagasc discussed breeding new potato varieties
June 06, 2022
Teagasc used its presence at this week’s World Potato Congress (WPC) to network with comparable organisations, in particular those undertaking similar projects regarding breeding new potato varieties.
FAO: Doubling global potato production in 10 years is possible
June 06, 2022
Potatoes could make a greater contribution to global food security, according to the director-general of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations (UN).
Potato growers in Ireland urged to order seed now for 2023 - or take a huge risk
June 04, 2022
Brexit could lead to a significant shortage of potatoes for Irish consumers by 2023, experts have warned. It makes sense for potato growers to contact seed producers now to organise fresh seed for the 2023 season.
How the humble potato is already helping end world hunger
June 02, 2022
Consumed by more than a billion people worldwide, including many of the world’s poorest, potato has long been one of the most important crops to avert hunger.
Minister McConalogue opens the 11th World Potato Congress in Ireland
May 31, 2022
The Irish Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue, officially opened the 11th World Potato Congress at the RDS in Dublin.
Europatat elects Tigran Richter as its new President and approves a new Strategy for 2022-2025
May 30, 2022
Europatat, the European Potato Trade Association, has celebrated in Dublin (Ireland) its first physical General Assembly meeting since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.
EUR 3 million government support for the Irish Seed Potato Sector
May 26, 2022
Irish Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue, following a meeting of cabinet, announced his intention to launch EUR 3 million (about USD 3,2) scheme of investment aid for the seed potato sector in Ireland.
Potatoes from the heartland of horticultural production in Ireland
May 26, 2022
Situated in the rural landscape of North County Dublin, the heartland of Irish horticultural production, Sam Dennigan and Company UC was founded in 1976 by Samuel Laurence Dennigan who originally began trading in seed and ware potatoes.