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Farmer Writes: Wheat yields not as high as I had hoped
Gerald Potterton
Wheat varieties have not improved to anything like the same degree and it’s costing a fortune to grow.
Mildew-free oat varieties being trialled
Mildew is one of the main diseases of oats and there are varieties coming down the line which are showing good resistance to mildew.
10 July 2022 News
Mayflower is something to look forward to in the wheat fields
There’s a new variety in the winter wheat trials and it looks promising on the Septoria front, but it will be another few years before it will be commercially available.
Drummonds working to reduce dependence on chemicals
Drummonds is trialling mixed varieties of winter wheat and barley at its trial site in Termonfeckin, Co Louth.
26 June 2022 News
Potato blight forecasting tools updated
Steven Kildea describes the latest developments in potato blight forecasting which will help with fungicide decisions.
15 June 2022 Crops
Focus now entirely on plant protection
A few short weeks ago the focus of spring work was on crop planting. Now this is completed and the focus has swung to crop protection.
25 May 2022 Husbandry
Corteva investigating sprayer issues
Corteva Agriscience is investigating issues with sprayers, but has stated that it is confident in the safety of its products when used according to label instructions.
24 May 2022 News
Time for fungicides on most crops
The year has taken us quickly into the main fungicide season with the T2 on winter wheat, final sprays on winter barley and fungicides on spring barley and possibly spring oats.
18 May 2022 Husbandry
From the Tramlines: wet and windy May spurs hope for good harvest
This week, Stephen Robb talks to farmers from Meath, Carlow and Derry, where crops are developing well with the help of moisture and milder temperatures.
11 May 2022 Crops
Farmer Writes: last year's nitrogen proving a good buy
Tillage farmer Gerald Potterton is looking to make the best of high grain prices.
11 May 2022 Farmer Writes
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
Drummonds and Teagasc to host crop walk next Tuesday
The walk will take place at their trial site in Termonfeckin next Tuesday 26 April and will focus on winter and spring cereal agronomy.
24 April 2022 News