Warnings of a Christmas spud shortage rubbished
Declan O’Brien
Teagasc and the IFA estimate that around 10-15% of the country’s spuds could be left in the ground until the spring due to this week’s cold snap.
8 November 2023 News
Warning of potato supply shortage in 2024
Tom Murray, an agronomist with O’Shea Farms, talks about the struggle growers are facing trying to harvest potato crops recently.
2 November 2023 News
Potato harvest turning into a ‘salvage operation’
A few hard frosts at this point will wipe out entire potato crops, the IFA has warned.
Potato growers: 'There'll certainly be losses this year'
The last wettest year that potato growers remember is 2012, with reports that a lot of people reckon 2023 has been even worse than that.
25 October 2023 News
Potato harvest and cereal planting halted by rain
This week, Conor Kehoe talks to farmers in Kildare, Wexford, and Westmeath, where harvesting and drilling took place before Storm Babet arrived last week.
25 October 2023 Crops
Potato growers in midst of challenging harvest
David Wright reports from a Guild of Agricultural Journalists visit to Wilson's Country
11 October 2023 Northern Ireland
IFA suggests wild bird cover payment for unharvested crops
Some farmers have had crops badly hit by weather events over the month of September. Storm Agnes and heavy rain last week added to this.
4 October 2023 News
Blackwater Valley production of chipping potatoes up by 40%
Blackwater Valley potato growers are celebrating the fact that they will exclusively supply chipping potatoes to the popular Dino’s chain of seven chip shops in Cork.
2 October 2023 News
Agri jobs: tractor driver for Carlow potato farm
Take a look at some of the latest roles available in the farm sector this week.
23 September 2023 News
Watch: this week in photos - reseeding, potatoes and bales
Our top farming photos from the past week include all the action from Haggard Stores’ annual potato variety open day in north Dublin and much more.
3 September 2023 News
Tillage Podcast: forage crops return, harvest and potato work behind
On this week’s show, we talk harvest, the change of rules for forage crop lie-backs, potatoes and, as always, we have grain prices and weather reports.
31 August 2023 News
From field to fryer – potato varieties for crisping and chipping
Haggard Stores recently held their annual crisping and chipping potato variety open day, where growers got the opportunity to see new varieties with potential for Ireland, writes Stephen Robb.
30 August 2023 Crops