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Quiz: How much do you know about Ireland's autumn crops?
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Quiz: How much do you know about Ireland's autumn crops?

Sep 11th 2020, 9:30 PM 39,514 Views 25 Comments

This quiz is in honour of the National Ploughing Championships.

'The demand for labour is unaffected by the pandemic': Food producers under pressure as harvest season begins
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'The demand for labour is unaffected by the pandemic': Food producers under pressure as harvest season begins

Apr 21st 2020, 6:00 PM 19,728 Views 55 Comments

Foreign supply chain anxiety could increase the need for the harvest season to run smoothly.

Keelings controversy: Taoiseach says workers resident in Ireland may be called upon to pick summer crops
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Keelings controversy: Taoiseach says workers resident in Ireland may be called upon to pick summer crops

Apr 20th 2020, 2:30 PM 110,242 Views 211 Comments

Keelings Fruit flew 189 workers from Bulgaria to Ireland last week to pick fruit.

Ireland's bees are in danger, but here's the plan that could save them
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Ireland's bees are in danger, but here's the plan that could save them

Sep 17th 2015, 6:02 AM 17,184 Views 40 Comments

Many of the crops grown here depend on bees to pollinate them.

Cork students' discovery for improving crop growth could help reduce food poverty
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Cork students' discovery for improving crop growth could help reduce food poverty

Aug 8th 2014, 12:17 PM 6,246 Views 10 Comments

The three students from Kinsale Community College in Cork have reached the finals of the Google Science Fair with their research into using bacteria to help improve yields of food crops.

NUI Galway develops vitamin-rich crop to combat malnutrition in Africa
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NUI Galway develops vitamin-rich crop to combat malnutrition in Africa

Jan 20th 2014, 8:20 AM 5,468 Views 20 Comments

Up to 500,000 children in developing countries go blind each year due to vitamin A deficiency.

Irish charity tackling African hunger - with potatoes
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Irish charity tackling African hunger - with potatoes

Oct 21st 2013, 6:45 AM 7,860 Views 20 Comments

It is a symbol of Irish cuisine, but now the potato is part of efforts to fight famine in Africa.

Weather causing problems for farmers
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Weather causing problems for farmers

Jul 5th 2012, 10:58 AM 7,322 Views 28 Comments

How has the recent bad weather been affecting farmers and crops – and what does this mean for the traditional summer fruit, the strawberry?

Explainer: When and why are blight warnings issued?
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Explainer: When and why are blight warnings issued?

Jun 30th 2012, 8:45 AM 11,873 Views 10 Comments

And what should potato-growers do in response? TheJournal.ie takes a look…

Mali could face locust invasion
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Mali could face locust invasion

Jun 26th 2012, 3:52 PM 3,268 Views 6 Comments

Locusts threaten to infest Mali – but chemicals used to prevent the spread of the insects were taken during the recent military coup.

Recent bad weather has caused major problems for farmers - IFA
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Recent bad weather has caused major problems for farmers - IFA

Jun 24th 2012, 8:19 PM 6,604 Views 37 Comments

The wet weather has made it impossible for farmers to harvest crops – but the bad weather is set to continue this week.

North Korea reports serious drought
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North Korea reports serious drought

May 28th 2012, 11:29 AM 1,393 Views 12 Comments

The communist country has had very little rain in the last month which threatens to damage crops as the country enters a critical planting season.

GM potato trials could be held in Carlow
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GM potato trials could be held in Carlow

Feb 28th 2012, 2:15 PM 3,935 Views 54 Comments

The Agriculture and Food Development Authority, Teagasc, is seeking a licence to grow GM potatoes in order to examine the potential impact on Irish ecosystems.

Farmers confused by exploding watermelons in China
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Farmers confused by exploding watermelons in China

May 17th 2011, 12:19 PM 1,843 Views 0 Comments

Watermelons may be exploding due to the use of chemicals, latest reports say.