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Tillage
Good conditions drive harvest progress
Andy Doyle
The ongoing dry and hot spell of weather has accelerated harvest progress and some growers are already finished cutting cereals
10 August 2022 Husbandry
Managing mixed grassweed populations with herbicide resistance
The Teagasc grassweed survey found single fields with resistance in multiple species. In this article, Teagasc researcher Vijaya Bhaskar A.V addresses the challenge of coping with different situations through this case study.
3 August 2022 Husbandry
Weed survey and mapping of herbicide-resistant grass weed distribution
We recently outlined an important survey of grass weeds. In this article, Teagasc researcher Vijaya Bhaskar AV presents the results of that large survey of resistant grass weed distribution on farms.
Harvest output appears to be improving as it progresses
As harvest progresses there are signs that yields are improving across most of the crops harvested to date.
3 August 2022 Husbandry
Harvest moving at pace as crops mature early
Many grower will be hoping for a better average performance from their other crops than they achieved with winter barley.
27 July 2022 Husbandry
Harvesting, straw and stubbles dominate workload for the week ahead
Harvesting progress has been helped by the excellent weather with winter oilseed rape and oats also likely to go under the blade this week weather permitting.
20 July 2022 Husbandry
Wheat variety options for autumn
While the recommended list is the safest place from which to choose varieties, some growers like to experiment with other varieties that are not commercial here.
13 July 2022
Tillage Management: start of harvest is not a pleasant tale
The first week and a half of winter barley harvesting has been generally disappointing given the effort and investment involved .
13 July 2022 Husbandry
Ripening slowed as weather fails to live up to forecast
Harvest delay may be a good omen for later maturing winter barley crops and rape desiccation seems later than normal too.
6 July 2022 Husbandry
Tillage Management: final sprays go on as harvest draws nearer
As we move into July the crop protection season is about over, except for rape desiccation and fungicides on beans, and harvest is almost upon us.
29 June 2022 Husbandry
Industry research collaboration to help tackle wireworms
I read with interest about an industry collaboration in the UK to help understand and tackle the growing wireworm problems there, writes Andy Doyle.
27 June 2022 Husbandry
Amazone UF 02 hits the spot for Tyrone tillage farmer
Gary Abbott visited William Russell of Riverview Farms in Tyrone to find out how the farm’s Amazone UF 2002 and FT 1502 mounted sprayer combination is performing having sprayed over 9,000 acres.
22 June 2022 Farm machinery