European Potato Journal

, Volume 4, Issue 4, pp 330–340 | Cite as

Seed potato production in Northern Ireland

  • K. G. Proudfoot
  • D. J. Mccallum
Articles

Summary

With cool moist summer weather, Northern Ireland is suited for the production of vigorus healthy potato stocks. An export trade to Great Britain and countries in Europe, Asia and Africa has been developed during the last twenty years. As a result of research, particularly in plant pathology and nematology, and with the co-operation of both farmer and merchant methods have been developed to ensure that healthy stocks are propagated on land known to be free from potato root eelworm.

Keywords

Plant Pathology Seed Potato Potato Production Potato Root Concernant Entre 

Zusammenfassung

Der kühle, feuchte Sommer Nordirlands begünstigt die Erzeugung kräftiger, gesunder Kartoffelbestände. Die Pflanzguterzeugung hat seit der Vorkriegszeit einen beträchtlichen Aufschwung erfahren und in den letzten Jahren wurden jährlich nahezu 50 000 1 Saatkartoffeln nach Grossbritannien und eine gleiche Menge nach Ländern in Europa, Asien und Afrika geliefert. Die Forschungsarbeiten auf dem Gebiet der Pflanzenpathologie werden besprochen. Die Züchtung erfolgt sowohl durch den Staat wie durch einen Privatzüchter, und viele der zur Zeit in Grossbritannien angebauten Sorten sind in Nordirland erzeugt worden. Die Verbreitung des Wurzelälchens aus einigen wenigen befallenen Gärten und Feldern ist durch gesetzliche Massnahmen verhütet worden und die Züchtung nematodenfreier Sorten wird in die Hand genommen. Der gute Ruf, dessen sich das Pflanzgut aus Nordirland erfreut, ist mit der engen Zusammenarbeit der Forschungs- und Beratungsstellen des Ministeriums für Landwirtschaft mit Landwirt und Händler zu verdanken.

Résumé

Le temps d'été frais et humide de l'Irlande du Nord est favorable à la production de cultures saines et vigoureuses de pommes de terre. La production de plants a considérablement augmenté depui l'avant-guerre et des dernières années près de 50.000 tonnes de plants de pomme de terre ont été expédiées chaque année vers la Grande-Bretagne et une même quantité vers différents pays d'Europe, d'Asie et d'Afrique. Les recherches dans le domaine de la pathologie végétale, concernant entre autres les méthodes de lutte contre les malladies des tubercules et le mildiou, ainsi que la sélection et la multiplication de cultures exemptes de virus, sont discutées. Les travaux de sélection sont exécutés par le gouvernement et par un cultivateur privé; de nombreuses nouvelles variétés cultivées actuellement en Grande-Bretagne proviennent de l'Irlande du Nord. La propagation du nématode doré à partir d'un petit nombre de jardins et de champs infectés a été enrayéc par la législation et I'on s'occupe de la sélection de variétés résistantes aux nématodes. La renomméc des plants de pomme de terre de I'Irlande du Nord est due à l'étroite coopération des services de recherches et d'information du Ministère de l'Agriculture avec les cultivateurs aussi bien qu'avec le commerce.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. G. Proudfoot
    • 1
  • D. J. Mccallum
    • 1
  1. 1.Plant Breeding Division and Potato Inspection BranchMinistry of AgricultureN. Ireland

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