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# crops - Thursday 17 September, 2015

Ireland's bees are in danger, but here's the plan that could save them

Many of the crops grown here depend on bees to pollinate them.

# crops - Friday 8 August, 2014

Cork students' discovery for improving crop growth could help reduce food poverty

The three students from Kinsale Community College in Cork have reached the finals of the Google Science Fair with their research into using bacteria to help improve yields of food crops.

# crops - Monday 20 January, 2014

NUI Galway develops vitamin-rich crop to combat malnutrition in Africa

Up to 500,000 children in developing countries go blind each year due to vitamin A deficiency.

# crops - Monday 21 October, 2013

Irish charity tackling African hunger - with potatoes

It is a symbol of Irish cuisine, but now the potato is part of efforts to fight famine in Africa.

# crops - Thursday 5 July, 2012

Weather causing problems for farmers

How has the recent bad weather been affecting farmers and crops – and what does this mean for the traditional summer fruit, the strawberry?

# crops - Saturday 30 June, 2012

Explainer: When and why are blight warnings issued?

And what should potato-growers do in response? takes a look…

# crops - Tuesday 26 June, 2012

Mali could face locust invasion

Locusts threaten to infest Mali – but chemicals used to prevent the spread of the insects were taken during the recent military coup.

# crops - Sunday 24 June, 2012

Recent bad weather has caused major problems for farmers - IFA

The wet weather has made it impossible for farmers to harvest crops – but the bad weather is set to continue this week.

# crops - Monday 28 May, 2012

North Korea reports serious drought

The communist country has had very little rain in the last month which threatens to damage crops as the country enters a critical planting season.

# crops - Tuesday 28 February, 2012

GM potato trials could be held in Carlow

The Agriculture and Food Development Authority, Teagasc, is seeking a licence to grow GM potatoes in order to examine the potential impact on Irish ecosystems.

# crops - Tuesday 17 May, 2011

Farmers confused by exploding watermelons in China

Watermelons may be exploding due to the use of chemicals, latest reports say.