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Tillage
Keeping disease out of spring barley crops
Siobhán Walsh
It is easier to keep disease out of crops than to control it. It is also important to avoid stress on plants.
22 May 2024 News
Mixed crops, BYDV levels and yield potential in Louth
When the Irish Farmers Journal visited Co Louth last week we saw a huge mix of crops from good to poor.
15 May 2024 Husbandry
Tillage Management: aphids, final fungicides and planting
Some tillage farmers are still planting, while others are moving onto controlling aphids and weeds in spring cereals.
Search for crop protection details online
This is a handy tool for farmers to use when spraying, walking crops and when filling out crop records.
7 May 2024 News
Early nitrogen essential this season
Crops are going in late this season, so it is important to get nitrogen on early to get crops off to a good start and to meet protein specifications.
30 April 2024 News
Identifying crop growth stages is tricky
It’s important to be able to identify crop growth stages in the fields. This year is particularly challenging, as crops are so variable.
28 April 2024 News
Growing fodder for another farmer
There is a fodder deficit on many farms across the country. Tillage and livestock farmers could work together to fill this deficit.
21 April 2024 News
Digital data: how new technologies can help growers make better decisions
Conor Kehoe, Irish Farmers Journal tillage reporter and PhD student at UCD, provides an overview of his research on digitisation in crop production as part of a European project.
1 May 2024 News
Are herbicides effective on broadleaved weeds in your crops?
Effective spring weed control, including of herbicide-resistant broadleaved weeds, requires products with different modes of action, writes Teagasc researcher Vijaya Bhaskar.
24 April 2024 Crops
Top tips for crop establishment in a difficult spring
Dermot Forristal of Teagasc, Oak Park, shares his top tips on cultivations and establishment in the current weather.
17 April 2024 Husbandry
Hundreds of sprayers grant aided under TAMS with some due a test
A large number of trailed and mounted sprayers were grant aided under TAMS II from the Department of Agriculture. Many of these sprayers are now due a test.
9 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.
10 April 2024 News