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Tillage Management: itchy feet in January
Siobhán Walsh
There is a lot of work to be done, but land is still very wet. Rain may stay away and allow for drying for a few days.
18 January 2023 Husbandry
Why use certified seed on your farm?
A lot of work goes into producing certified seed and this is to give farmers confidence in what they are planting and to secure future crop production.
18 January 2023 Husbandry
Tillage Management: don’t panic on poor winter crops just yet
Ground conditions are still not suitable for fieldwork. Walking crops is even difficult and farmers should hold tight on assessing winter cereals.
Tillage Management: glyphosate rules and cropping areas
Have your say in the Department of Agriculture's consultation on the Sustainable Use of Pesticides Regulation.
11 January 2023 Husbandry
Tillage Management: planning essential as wet weather remains
As land remains wet there is plenty of planning to be done going into the new year, which is set to be a challenging one.
4 January 2023 Husbandry
Tillage Management: the changing of the guard
Following 33 years covering tillage matters and advice in the Farmers Journal it is now time to step away and pass on the baton to Siobhán Walsh.
28 December 2022 Husbandry
Time to plan eco-scheme options
Taking time to plan your annual eco-scheme options can help to prevent issues arising in the years ahead.
26 December 2022 Husbandry
Use the holiday period to get your records in order
Cold weather has given way to a mild spell yet again, but consider both soil and air temperatures before applying aphicides.
21 December 2022 Husbandry
Snow and frost bring the season to an end
Farmers who want to have their voices heard on pesticide issues should submit to the Department's consultation process before the end of January. Leaving it to others may not have the desired effect.
14 December 2022 Husbandry
Winter takes a grip as temperatures drop
Cold brings the season to a sharp conclusion but people may use frozen ground to apply residual herbicides.
7 December 2022 Husbandry
Tillage Management: forecast dry spell may help get field work done
Possible drier weather could improve ground conditions to enable essential field work be done in the coming week or so.
30 November 2022 Husbandry
Drills have been back out despite recent rain
Rainfall amounts for November to date differ massively between regions, but land soaked well following a few days without rain and drills were back out planting
23 November 2022 Husbandry