Last treatments being applied as harvest draws nearer
Andy Doyle
The last of the final fungicides are now being applied on all remaining crops.
7 June 2022 Crops
Crop on Camera: paintbrush stage means T2 time
The awns are out on this crop in Co Wexford and Teagasc adviser Eoin Lyons explains how it will be treated at the T2 fungicide timing.
1 June 2022 Crops
Weather has been changeable, but work is up-to-date.
The weather has been very changeable over the past two weeks, but the Tramlines farmers are-up to-date with work, writes Siobhán Walsh.
From the Tramlines: mild and damp weather perfect for crops
This week, Stephen Robb talks to farmers from Laois, Wexford and Donegal, where the return of mild, damp weather is helping with crop development.
25 May 2022 Crops
Final fungicides important to land high yields
1 June is in sight and many crops are very close to final fungicide applications. The weather so far this year has been generally agreeable, so crops are in good shape and promising high yields.
Moving towards T2 in winter wheat and final sprays on barley
Crops are moving nicely through growth stages, with winter barley heading towards its final fungicide at earing out, winter wheat is at T2 and early spring crops are at T1 timing.
11 May 2022 Husbandry
Rain allows crops to shine and impress
Rain was welcome in crops over the weekend and helped to boost growth and allow weeds to emerge.
4 May 2022 Crops
Rain was a welcome boost to all crops
While rainfall amounts varied over the weekend, the rain that fell provided a welcome drink for all crops and they instantly looked the better for it.
4 May 2022 Husbandry
Pesticide sale volumes drop over 20% since 2011
Sales of herbicides, fungicides and insecticides were down in 2020 from 2011's levels.
4 May 2022 News
Healthy range of potato chemistry in the pipeline
BASF recently revealed its range of new potato protection products in the pipeline, writes Stephen Robb.
27 April 2022 Crops
Moving on to T1s in winter wheat
Lower temperatures have slowed active growth in recent weeks but things will now move on rapidly if temperatures rise with a little rain.
27 April 2022 Husbandry
Tillage Management: emphasis swings back to fertilisation and husbandry
With most spring crops now emerged, the emphasis swings to early nitrogen application and herbicides and PGRs are now important on many winter cereals.
20 April 2022 Husbandry