Mayflower is something to look forward to in the wheat fields
Siobhán Walsh
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.
6 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.
29 June 2022 Viewpoints
Dempsey at Large: science-based approach needed
The European Commission was able to demonstrate its commitment to and use of rigorous science as it dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic. We should expect the same in its approach to agricultural policy.
You see a lot in a day’s travel
Dryness, take-all, crows, mildew, trace elements, tossed crops and variable crop development were among the things I encountered during a recent trip through east Wicklow and north Wexford
29 June 2022 Crops
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
Dealing with an untypical winter barley problem
Every day is a school day. New problems still continue to appear which leave one wondering about the causes and the consequence.
25 May 2022 Husbandry
Decisions around the 'T1' on winter wheat
With stem extension under way in most winter wheat crops, it is time to consider the products to use and timing for the T1 fungicide treatment.
20 April 2022 Husbandry
From the Tramlines: Poor weather delays drilling in the north
This week, Stephen Robb talks to farmers from Derry, Meath and Carlow. Spring sowing is largely wrapped up in the south and east, but poor weather has caused delays in the north.
13 April 2022 Crops