The area of seed potato crops for certification in Ireland increased to 299 hectares in 2021, helping to fill the gap left by a Brexit ban on imports from non-EU countries. This is a 29% increase in Irish seed potato production over the previous five years. The average area of seed potatoes certified in Ireland for the years 2016 to 2020 was 231 hectares, ranging from 203 hectares in 2019 to 253 in 2016.
Over the same period, the quantity of seed potato certified by the Department of Agriculture ranged from 2,123 tons in 2020 to 3,308 tons in 2016. In the same years, between 2,990 (in 2016) and 4,015 tons (in 2020) of seed potato were imported from Scotland.
Figures for the quantity of seed potato imported from Scotland in 2021 are not currently available.
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