Isolation of the pathogen associated with blackleg disease of Irish potato
(Solanum tuberosum L.
growers raked in an additional [euro]4m worth of sales last year by exporting surplus potatoes to the Continent to fill a gap in demand caused by droughts in Russia and Eastern Europe.
Researchers have sequenced the complete genome of Phytophthora infestans, the pathogen that caused the infamous Irish potato
famine and the recent loss of potato and tomato crops in the eastern United States.
Greener Grass" is a tale that takes place during the infamous Irish potato
Cream Of The Crop, the Irish potato
grower and packaging company owned by north county Dublin family Peter Keogh & Sons, has launched limited edition 'Highland Burgundy' Red potatoes as part of its 'International Year of the Potato' celebrations.
Nervous farmer Denis O'Brien said: "The Irish potato
industry is on the brink of disaster, but no-one seems to know about it.
The game also features a sick song about the Irish potato
and refers to the Irish potato
famine of 1845-49, in which more than a million people died.
LAST year saw the worst season for late-blight disease in potatoes since the Irish potato
famine in the 1840s.
He explains the biological and political roots of the Irish potato
blight, the devastation wrought by cholera and smallpox in crowded cultures struggling to urbanize, the influenza that killed 22 million of the most healthy, the bubonic plague that killed 80 to 100 million but resulted in a seller's labor market, the tuberculosis and syphilis that felled great and low alike, and the scourges called malaria, yellow fever, and AIDS that also raised social awareness.
How about the Irish potato
famine when one million people died of starvation?
The Irish potato
famine of the 1840s brought an influx of unmarried Irish women into the northeast.
The firm recently earned an excellence award from NYACE for its collaborative work on the Irish Hunger Memorial in Battery Park City, which includes grasses and stones from every county in Ireland, as well as an abandoned cottage that dates back to the era of the Irish Potato
Famine in the mid-19th century.
Also, it has allowed Irish potato
producers to claim government grants of up to Euro 400,000, up from Euro 150,000 previously.
This is what happened in the Irish potato
famine of the 1840s as well as the corn blight disaster in the U.