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Reduced potato yields with 30% still to be harvested

The weather through 2022 has adversely affected potato yields and a reduction of at least 15% is expected.

The very wet weather has delayed harvest and more yield losses are expected from these unharvested crops. 

On the Tillage Edge this week Shay Phelan, a potato specialist in Teagasc, discusses how potato farmers are coping with the wet conditions and extremely high costs this year.

Shay says that there is approximately 20-30% of the potato crop unharvested and higher field loses can be expected. 

Shay also says that not only will growers spend more money on harvesting and storage of these crops, but the storage losses will also be higher.

For more episodes and information from the Tillage Edge podcast go to: https://www.teagasc.ie/crops/crops/the-tillage-edge-podcast/ 

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