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Question concerning main crop potatoes . I simply cannot grow them as eelworm gets them or at least that's what I believe it to be . They look fine until lifted and are then found rotten inside . No problem growing earlies though which is what I do the past ten years . Any suggestions as to how I can rid the soil of eelworm ? Have tried leaving it unused, jeyes fluid solutions etc . All other veg unaffected.
Deckyoshea, Ballingarry Thurles, Co Tipperary Posted: 08/02/2017
Potato eelworm causes plants to wilt in summer and a gradual loss of vigour and small potatoes, not rotting. Rotting in mid-season is often due to blackleg disease, later on potato blight is the likely cause. Use certified seed and try 'Setanta' which is very disease resistant and high yielding, or 'Rooster'.