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Potato Blight Workshops

Various Dates

Limavady and Ballynahinch

Monday 17th June, 7.45pm, Roepark Resort, Limavady
Tuesday 18th June, 7.45pm, Millbrook Lodge Hotel, Ballynahinch

CAFRE in conjunction with Teagasc are hosting two workshops on blight, to help growers better plan their blight control programmes. Several pressures are converging with potential to make blight control more challenging for Northern Irish potato growers during this and in subsequent seasons.

The aim of the workshop is to provide an update on potato blight including fungicide resistant strains, along with updated guidance on compiling fungicide programmes and practical steps growers can take to protect their potato crops. 


  • Robin Bolton, Senior Crops Development Adviser CAFRE
  • Leigh McClean, Crops Development Adviser CAFRE
  • Shay Phelan, Crops and Potato Specialist Teagasc/ Dr Steven Kildea, Senior Research Officer Teagasc

All potato growers, and agronomists are welcome. BASIS and NRoSO points are available for the event.