Backgrounder: Production of Irish potatoes

January 06, 2020
A translation for this article is available in French

This week’s Farmer story from Nigeria talks about methods for managing diseases in Irish potatoes and ensuring that seed potatoes are healthy and disease-free. Our Script of the week is a backgrounder on producing Irish potatoes.

The backgrounder includes the following sections:

  • Why the subject is important to listeners
  • Key facts
  • Big challenges in production
  • Gender aspects of potato production
  • Predicted impact of climate change on potato production
  • Selecting and preparing land
  • Planting
  • Ridging and weeding
  • Diseases and pests
  • Further resources