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A harvest update and strategies for dessicating potato crops

Desiccating potato crops is the focus of this week’s The Tillage Edge Podcast. Ciaran Collins was joined by Shay Phelan, Teagasc Potato Specialist to discuss it in more detail.

Firstly Shay gives an update on how crops are progressing as we approach harvest and he then highlights that there are significant challenges facing growers this year with high disease pressure, deteriorating ground conditions and limited options making desiccating crops more difficult.

For many growers this will be the first year that they will try to desiccate a crop without the use of diquat so Shay discusses the alternative approaches and outlines strategies that growers should consider this season and into the future.

Listen to previous episodes here: The Tillage Edge Podcast