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Parts of Ireland issued with potato blight warning

Multiple counties in Ireland have been issued with a potato blight warning as the changeable weather threatens crops, reports Rachel O’Connor for The Irish Post. Ireland’s national meteorological service, Met Éireann, issued the environmental warning yesterday, Thursday 27 May.

The environmental warning, which warns that “weather conditions conducive to the spread of potato blight”, is expected to affect early sown crops, the service announced. Counties Carlow, Dublin, Kildare, Meath, Wexford and Wicklow are affected by the warning, meaning the threat to crops is so far focused in the east and east coast.

Blight disease develops and rapidly spreads in warm, humid weather – which is what is in store for much of the country this weekend and into next week.

Source: The Irish Post
Photo: The Hutton Institute

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