Barley responds to good management - a certainty among the uncertainties
Barley can deliver high yields, even in a season like 2024 when you don't expect it, writes Tom McCabe.
10 April 2024 News
April beans: the big planting question
Many farmers are wondering what crops to plant as the season moves on. In this article, we examine the costs involved with spring beans.
31 March 2024 News
You must rotate crops under CAP
Farmers should remember that while crop diversification requirements do not apply for 2024, crop rotation requirements do.
Could this product reduce your nitrogen fertiliser rate?
Vixeran is a new product on the market from Syngenta which could help to lower nitrogen rates and boost yields in your crops.
24 March 2024 News
Seed rates, shoot numbers and late-sown crops
A crop walk last week showed that while crops might look thin they can still perform, writes Siobhán Walsh.
13 March 2024 News
How much are your crops costing to grow?
It is essential to know your costs. In this article, Siobhán Walsh looks at the Teagasc crop costs and returns with updated prices.
28 February 2024 Husbandry
Farmer Writes: improved weather brings a flurry of field activity
The greatly improved weather has brought a flurry of field activity and hopefully the current damp and warm soil could make up for some of the lost time, Gerald Potterton writes.
24 May 2023 News
Bruchid beetle: a new challenge for Irish bean production
Dr Eamon Nolan of South East Technological University and Antoine Pichon of Teagasc are investigating bruchid beetles in Ireland and are looking for farmers to take some measurements.
12 April 2023 Crop protection
Flexibility added through grain store construction in Co Donegal
Peter Lynch operates a tillage operation, along with beef cattle and a contracting business, from his base in Killea, Co Donegal.
15 June 2022 Farm buildings
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.
The challenge of controlling BYDV: where do we go from here?
Efforts continue to provide better guidance for growers on the real risk of BYDV infection and the need for aphid control, write Louise Mc Namara and Stephen Byrne of Teagasc.
13 April 2022 Crop protection
Biopesticides, biostimulants: what are they and how do they work?
Olga Lastovetsky and Angela Feechan of UCD explain how some of the ‘bio’ products currently work, what legislation they fall under and research that’s under way into these products.
13 April 2022 Crop protection