Barley responds to good management - a certainty among the uncertainties
Siobhán Walsh
Barley can deliver high yields, even in a season like 2024 when you don't expect it, writes Tom McCabe.
25 January 2023 Crops
What varieties will you grow this spring?
Choosing a variety that suits your system and can help to cut inputs is essential. Take time to study the lists.
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.
Testing plants can make you money
Taking a plant sample can help to identify nutrient deficiencies early and therefore reduce yield losses from that deficiency.
Are you planting a new crop into grass?
Lodging is when the crop falls over making it difficult to ripen, harvest and putting it at at a risk of sprouting.
30 March 2022 Crops
Tips for planting spring cereals
Many farmers will be thinking of planting tillage crops now that the Government has announced a payment of €400/ha to plant such crops in grassland or fallow.
Crop on Camera: fungicide delayed due to rain
Rain has delayed fungicide application to early spring barley crops and many crops planted at the end of March and early April are now due fungicide.
26 May 2021 Husbandry
Crop on camera: herbicide applied
Weeds emerged over the past week and allowed herbicide to be applied. Nutrition was also applied where needed.
12 May 2021 Husbandry
Crop on camera: rain was welcome
Spring crops across the country needed the rain that came on Monday of this week. This spring barley crop was no different.
5 May 2021 Crops
Crop on camera: top dressing of nitrogen
Tramlines are now visible in this spring barley crop and that means nitrogen application.
21 April 2021 Husbandry
Applying for the Straw Incorporation Measure
Farmers can apply to chop a minimum of 5ha and a maximum of 40ha. The payment for oats, wheat, rye and barley is €250/ha and for oilseed rape the payment is €150/ha.
14 April 2021 Crops