Tillage Management: start of harvest is not a pleasant tale
Andy Doyle
The first week and a half of winter barley harvesting has been generally disappointing given the effort and investment involved .
6 July 2022 Husbandry
Ripening slowed as weather fails to live up to forecast
Harvest delay may be a good omen for later maturing winter barley crops and rape desiccation seems later than normal too.
29 June 2022 Husbandry
Tillage Management: final sprays go on as harvest draws nearer
As we move into July the crop protection season is about over, except for rape desiccation and fungicides on beans, and harvest is almost upon us.
You see a lot in a day’s travel
Dryness, take-all, crows, mildew, trace elements, tossed crops and variable crop development were among the things I encountered during a recent trip through east Wicklow and north Wexford
29 June 2022 Crops
Last treatments being applied as harvest draws nearer
The last of the final fungicides are now being applied on all remaining crops.
22 June 2022 Husbandry
Reducing catch crop bulk for planting
Any remaining catch crops many need to have their bulk reduced ahead of the establishment of the next crop.
23 February 2022 Husbandry