LATEST ARTICLES
Tillage
Bean crops due a fungicide in the coming days
Siobhán Walsh
Spring beans are generally treated with a fungicide at the start of flowering to prevent disease building up on the crop.
5 June 2024 Husbandry
Tillage management: plenty of yellow leaves
Yellow leaves are in spring cereal crops as barley yellow dwarf virus has infected plants. The virus is spread by aphids.
29 May 2024 News
Crops and field margins in Waterford
Pádraig Connery is aiming to improve the three pillars of sustainability – economic, environmental and social – on his farm in Clashmore, Co Waterford.
Maize acreage up 10,000ac this year
The season for Maize is generally from 1 May to 1 October, this is despite a lot of maize still being sown up to this week.
29 May 2024 News
Farmer Writes: I’d stick with JCB for better or for worse
Gerald Potterton writes about his JCB purchase and spraying insecticides on his late-sown barley.
22 May 2024 Farmer Writes
Kerry farms on show on ITLUS trip
Two farms will be visited on this year’s summer field day, along with Munster Technological University.
21 May 2024 News
Accompany the Agronomist: spring crops flying up, with some left to plant
In our first full crop survey of agronomists across the country this year, it is reported that spring crops which are planted are growing quickly and look well.
15 May 2024 News
Trojan work done in tillage fields
There has been a huge amount of work completed on tillage farms across the country this week.
1 May 2024 News
Cereal production down 21% last year - CSO
Further figures released by the CSO show that in the year to March, the number of cattle slaughtered rose by 1.7%.
25 April 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
Farmer Writes: biblical rain ceases at last
I’ll never be remembered for a field of cattle or wheat, but I do hope, in a time to come, I may be remembered by my trees writes Gerald Potterton.
24 April 2024 Farmer Writes
Home Farm: drying out at last
Every fine day is making a huge difference to ground conditions.
24 April 2024 Viewpoints