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Potato Blight Warning in effect 25 May 11


 
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simonj
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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 11:47 am    Post subject: Potato Blight Warning in effect 25 May 11 Reply with quote

According to met eireann Conditions favouring the spread of potato blight will occur at times up to and including this weekend.
Friday looks like the only day reasonably suitable for spraying.

I will keep updating on Facebook as conditions are very changable in the next few days with that low off the coast.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gaillimh-Ireland/irishkitchengardencom/125866994155673

Warnings and updates also on twitter as much as I can although the system is new to me
http://twitter.com/#!/kitchengardenie

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PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2011 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm glad I went with Sarpo Mira (blight resistant) for my maincrop considering the weather we are having this year.

The earlies will be eaten before blight can get a hold so I'm not too worried about spraying them.
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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sarpo Mira is more blight resistant than others. While we have had a blight warning already we had no blight and the season has a long way to go yet. The eating qualities of Sarpo Mira leave a lot to be desired and the people who promote them should tell the full story.
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