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Management information for tillage farming from the Irish Farmers Journal

The Irish Farmers Journal is dedicated to providing advice and management information to tillage farmers to enhance profitability.
This week, Andy Doyle looks at weeds as part of the tillage management notes with many clean crops looking dirty in recent weeks due to them.
By Andy Doyle on 13 July 2017
Harvest is underway and it is moving closer for all crops as the intense green gradually fades from fields.
By Andy Doyle on 13 July 2017
Combines are likely to commence in winter barley this weekend, weather permitting, and the early indications will be awaited with interest.
By Andy Doyle on 06 July 2017
While some winter oilseed rape crops have been burned off, many others will not be ready for a week or two.
By Andy Doyle on 06 July 2017
Check oilseed rape crops for desiccation stage as some early crops may be at the point of spraying.
By Andy Doyle on 03 July 2017
Mixed weather is helping speed up winter barley ripening but recent heavy rain may have caused additional lodging.
By Andy Doyle on 29 June 2017
Final fungicides should now be applied to all winter crops, many spring barley crops and early spring oats.
By Andy Doyle on 23 June 2017
With crop protection now virtually complete for the majority of cereals, we must hope that the weather is kind to prevent ear blight and to maximise grain fill.
By Andy Doyle on 23 June 2017
Once final sprays are applied growers should inspect fields thoroughly for the presence of problem weeds and grasses.
By Andy Doyle on 15 June 2017
GPS-control equipment, which is grant-aided through TAMS II, has the potential to benefit growers but the value must be assessed on an individual basis.
By Andy Doyle on 11 June 2017
Advanced spring barley crops have awns emerging so it’s time for the final fungicide.
By Andy Doyle on 08 June 2017
Final sprays will be going onto winter wheat from now.
By Andy Doyle on 08 June 2017
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