Production/Agronomy, Trends

Ireland: Salad potato production has the potential for growth – Teagasc

Salad potato production has the potential for growth – TeagascSalad potato production is a potential growth area within the Irish tillage sector, according to Teagasc agronomist John Pettit. Potato consumption is on the decline at the present time, he said, but there is strong evidence to confirm a growing consumer demand for salad potatoes. “Obviously, Teagasc is keen to highlight their potential as an alternative crop option. But they may not be for every grower.” Pettit confirmed that salad potatoes cannot be grown on heavy ground. More

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