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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:02 pm    Post subject: Blight Warning: Thursday 3rd July onwards… Reply with quote

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Blight Warning
Weather conditions, conducive to the spread of potato blight, will develop over western and northwestern parts of the country, after midweek. But there will be opportunities for spraying, prior to that.

Issued:Monday 30 June 2014 05:00


http://www.met.ie/nationalwarnings/default.asp
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just out of interest, My Potatoes, and not being too familiar with Met warnings, I would see 'West' as being the Galway area. Should I wait until 'South West' is mentioned before taking action?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't chance it. You know where I am and I am spraying mine today for the first time. Got away with it so far but not risking it anymore.
Was talking to a man today who was told by another man that if you have rhododendrons or laurel near the spuds it draws blight in. Any comments on that?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blowin wrote:
Just out of interest, My Potatoes, and not being too familiar with Met warnings, I would see 'West' as being the Galway area. Should I wait until 'South West' is mentioned before taking action?


If it's close (i.e. humid) in your area, I'd recommend spraying for blight.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tagwex wrote:
Was talking to a man today who was told by another man that if you have rhododendrons or laurel near the spuds it draws blight in. Any comments on that?


Sounds like Chinese whispers.
I've never heard of a connection between rhododendrons or laurel and potato blight, but I've heard them referred to as being a blight.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This blight warning has been updated:

Blight Warning
Weather conditions conducive to the spread of potato blight occuring Thursday and Friday.

Issued:Thursday 03 July 2014 13:30
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many thanks for the advice. I don't spray. I just cover my small crop with fleece - but it still needs doing - so thanks again.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A significant number of the earlies have caught the blight, have been digging some up yesterday and today.
Would i be right in thinking that if i just cut the stalks off and leave the potatoes in the ground that they will be alright for a while?
I presume that i must burn the stalks and not compost them.
Just how long roughly will earlies stay usable once out of the ground?

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