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May 23, 2022 | Blogs

Wholesale fresh produce from the heartland of horticultural production

Situated in the rural landscape of North County Dublin, the heartland of Irish horticultural production, Sam Dennigan and Company UC was founded in 1976 by Samuel Laurence Dennigan who originally began trading in seed and ware potatoes. Today, the company is owned and managed by two brothers Joe and Sam Dennigan, and has grown to…

May 18, 2022 | Blogs

Potato Variety Days 2021: Jörg Renatus, Europlant International

The content of this blog originates from the article on the Potato Variety Days 2021 published in PotatoWorld magazine 2022/01.

May 16, 2022 | Blogs

Irish crisps produced for America

The Keogh’s family business also has a long tradition. People in the town of Westpalstown have already been active in the cultivation of potatoes for 200 years now. The fourth generation of Keogh’s, consisting of Derek, Ross and Tom, in addition to growing and marketing table potatoes, has been active in the production of crisps…

May 11, 2022 | Blogs

Potato Variety Days 2021: Hans Geling, Schaap-Holland

The content of this blog originates from the article on the Potato Variety Days 2021 published in PotatoWorld magazine 2022/01.

May 09, 2022 | Blogs

Family company Country Crest packages and processes potatoes

One of the local companies that trades both table potatoes and ready meals is Country Crest in Lusk. The third generation is already active in this family business. Today, it’s Michael and his brother Gabriel Hoey who are in charge here.

May 02, 2022 | Blogs

The World of Potato Research: Yield mapping of potatoes is key in future farming

Precision agriculture (PA) is a farming management concept based on observing, measuring and responding to inter and intra-field variability in crops. This column focusses on options, limitations and solutions to make potato crop growth and yield monitoring mainstream.

April 25, 2022 | Blogs

Potato World Vision – It’s innovate or shut down

The introduction of something new. That’s how briefly the Van Dale dictionary describes the word innovation. However, something that’s merely new doesn’t necessarily make an innovation a success. It takes more than that.

April 18, 2022 | Blogs

Search for success in the potato industry

To achieve success, it’s important to have a passion for the goal you want to reach. This applies to both business and private goals, which are often intertwined. Passion and perseverance are also needed when you breed potato varieties. This is what I saw this summer, when I saw the multitude of flower colours and…

April 11, 2022 | Blogs

Decisions at planting: Potato planting depth and distances

Seed tubers are planted in small holes or shallow planting furrows made by the planting machine. Usually the depth of planting is such that the top of the seed tuber is at the mean soil level. Some varieties with superficially growing tubers or varieties that are sensitive to greening or in soils that easily crack,…

April 04, 2022 | Blogs

Decisions at planting: Plant density of the potato field

When planting a potato field, a certain surface area of skin of tuber is planted on which there are a number of eyes. These eyes produce none, one or two sprouts. Nonetheless, the planting rate is not expressed as the number of potentially stem producing sprouts but as the number or seed tubers and a…

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