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Enough seed for an additional 40,000ha of spring crops
Declan O'Brien
There might be sufficient seed to plant more cereals this spring, but is there available land and enough time?
2 March 2022 Crops
Preventing bean stem nematode infestation
Farmers planting beans or peas should be aware of the bean stem nematode. Certified seed is tested for this pest.
21 January 2022 News
Ban on importation of seed potato 'massive issue' - IFA
The IFA potato committee met with Minister McConalogue on the issues surrounding the availability of seed potato from the UK.
Wildflower seeds tested, but no changes to stop blackgrass spread
Earlier in the summer, Stephen Robb and Siobhán Walsh were busy sourcing wildflower seeds to test for blackgrass after it emerged some seed mixtures were contaminated.
10 November 2021 News
Supply chain issues impact winter seed
The availability of seed for planting winter crops is limited due to problems within the supply chain.
6 October 2021 Northern Ireland
One new wheat and only three oats on 2022 recommended lists
The 2022 winter wheat recommended list has a number of changes to the character evaluations of individual varieties which are very important.
15 September 2021 Husbandry
Two new winter barley varieties recommended
The 2022 recommended list for winter barley has two new varieties – KWS Joyau and KWS Tardis.
8 September 2021 Husbandry
Dealing with the challenges of producing certified seed
Stephen Robb takes a look at what is involved in growing certified seed in Ireland, as well as the key challenges facing growers and the industry.
4 August 2021 Seed treatments
Grain crops: thinking about variety and seed
Our crop production system remains dependent on the identification of superior varieties and the constant supply of high-quality seed.
4 August 2021
Milling oats in focus in Co Down
Whites Oats recently held their annual oat growers day at afbi Crossnacreevy to showcase some of their ongoing trial work as well as some of the issues facing NI cereal growers.
14 July 2021 Crops
Department issues warning on wildflowers
The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has asked wildflower seed assemblers and importers to be extra vigilant and to certify seed free of invasive species before sale.
7 July 2021 News
‘Get out there and walk your crops’
Vigilance is key to stopping problems from entering your land and definite action is needed if any grass weed problem occurs.
7 July 2021 Husbandry