Farm Programmes
Harvesting beans and running expensive fridges
Siobhán Walsh
It’s all been happening on the Tramlines farms in recent weeks. Crops are being harvested, planted, seedbeds prepared and potatoes stored.
Potatoes: finding market stability in a changing world
Lorcan Bourke, fresh produce and potato manager for Bord Bia, discusses the dynamics of the fresh potato market in Ireland.
11 August 2022 News
Lemken expands mechanical weeders for ridges
The Lemken-owned mechanical weeding brand Steketee has recently introduced the EC-Ridger for weed control in ridged crops such as potatoes, and carrots.
IFA potato report: trade improving after sluggish spell
The potato trade has begun to improve for farmers after a slowdown over the summer months.
3 August 2022 Markets
IFA potato report: sales picking up
Recent rainfall was welcomed by most growers, as the yield and quality of some crops hangs in the balance with prolonged high temperatures, according to the IFA's potato report.
27 July 2022 News
IFA Potato Report: consumption similar to 2019 levels
Trade for new crop remains subdued as maincrop material in stores continues to put pressure on growers who are carrying the burden of increased input costs.
13 July 2022 Markets
Potato blight forecasting tools updated
Steven Kildea describes the latest developments in potato blight forecasting which will help with fungicide decisions.
15 June 2022 Crops
IFA potato report: demand high for main-crop
EU potato export markets have not been as lively as many expected, the IFA reports.
15 June 2022 Markets
Obituary: Ray Coyle, farmer, entrepreneur and theme park creator
Like Mr Tayto, Ray Coyle became a household name in Ireland, building Largo Foods and Tayto Park.
13 June 2022 News
Improving risk assessment and detection of wireworm
At the recent World Potato Congress, Martyn Cox explained how we can better understand and assess the risk posed to crops by wireworms.
13 June 2022 Husbandry
IFA potato report: bagging trade sluggish
Export markets are quiet, with imported supplies having taken over until the early sector kicks back into play.
8 June 2022 News
Planting in style World Potato Congress demonstration day
As part of last week’s 11th World Potato Congress held in Ireland, a technical demonstration day was held at the Country Crest Maple Lodge Farm in Dublin.
8 June 2022 News