The growing threat of Italian ryegrass herbicide resistance
While many or most cereal growers are aware of the scourge of blackgrass, Vijaya Bhaskar A.V. of Teagasc states that a growing Italian ryegrass problem represents an equally big or even bigger threat.
13 April 2022 Crop protection
The challenge of controlling BYDV: where do we go from here?
Efforts continue to provide better guidance for growers on the real risk of BYDV infection and the need for aphid control, write Louise Mc Namara and Stephen Byrne of Teagasc.
13 April 2022 Crop protection
Glyphosate registration up in December 2022
Glyphosate is a herbicide registered in the EU. Its registration is up on 15 December 2022.
Managing potato late blight
Potato late blight continues to be a major challenge for potato producers. In this article Steven Kildea outlines current and historic developments and reveals details of a new blight prediction model
13 April 2022 Crop protection
A new year with serious challenges ahead
While higher grain prices seem to provide a great opportunity for crop producers this season, increased costs and future challenges will still sap a level of confidence.
13 April 2022 Crop protection
Biopesticides, biostimulants: what are they and how do they work?
Olga Lastovetsky and Angela Feechan of UCD explain how some of the ‘bio’ products currently work, what legislation they fall under and research that’s under way into these products.
13 April 2022 Crop protection
Managing disease control in barley
Disease control in barley may seem predictable and straightforward but, in many ways it needs more complex consideration than disease control in wheat, write Steven Kildea and Deirdre Doyle of Teagasc
13 April 2022 Crop protection
Managing the risk of further fungicide resistance
Cereal growers have a lot to content with this year but essential measures to ensure the continued effectiveness of our limited fungicide arsenal must not be forgotten, writes Steven Kildea.
13 April 2022 Crop protection
A year like no other before
Escalating costs in a war-torn Europe should prompt a rethink on how EU policies have shaped our agriculture and our real concerns for food security.
13 April 2022 Crop protection
Prolonged activity, low rate and more diseases: Adepidyn
The advent of Adepidyn will bring another very useful disease control tool to the market, if and when it arrives.
13 April 2022 Crop protection
How do agronomists decide on crop inputs?
A lot of work goes into the growing of a crop, from variety choice to nutrition and pesticide recommendations. Michael Howard and Brian Reilly describe how Drummonds’ agronomists work on this task.
13 April 2022 Crop protection