Irish potato


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Irish potato

[′ī·rish pə′tād·ō]
(botany)
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Potato late blight can destroy fields in days, and was central to the Irish Potato Famine in the 1840s when 2 million people died from starvation and disease.
The prices for seeds, now between Rwf600 and Rwf700, are soaring at the time when farmers are getting little from the produce, with the farm price for a kilogramme of Irish potato now down to between Rwf110 and 110, according to farmers from Northern and Western provinces -- the region where the crop is predominantly grown.
Another notable appearance came in The Hanging Gale, a drama about the Irish potato famine which co-starred his three brothers.
It was the Irish Potato Famine of 1845-46 that sparked research into what became the genus of pathogenic fungus Phytophthora.
A team of molecular biologists has determined that a unique strain of potato blight caused the Irish potato famine, which killed around a million people during the mid-19th century.
IRISH POTATO FAMINE | IRISH IMMIGRANTS | DISEASE | CANADIAN HISTORY
But simply printing out that paper you wrote last year about the Irish Potato Famine and "recycling" it for another class certainly violates the spirit--and in this case, the letter--of university life.
He's a miser, an Irish potato famine miser" - Peaches Geldof on her father Bob Geldof.
The fungus-like organism Phytophthora is the culprit, and it is equally lethal to potatoes, having been responsible for the Irish potato famine of the 1840s.
uk OUR SAY: PAGE 18 POTATO TIMELINE 1536 - The potato arrived in Europe 1609 - European sailors take the potato to China 1719 - Potatoes arrive in USA 1801 - First French Fries served in America 1845 - The Irish potato famine 1853 - Potato crisp invented in New York 1952 - 'Mr Potato Head' toy invented 1995 - The potato is grown in space 2008 - United Nations International Year of the Potato Ireland decimated by horrific famine BEGINNING in 1845 and lasting for six years, the potato famine killed more than a million men, women and children in Ireland and caused another million to flee the country.
California law already required lessons about women, African Americans, Mexican Americans, Asian Americans, Native Americans, as well as entrepreneurs, labor, the Irish potato famine, and the Holocaust.

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