Backgrounder: Production of Irish potatoes

| January 6, 2020

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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