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Tillage
Drummonds working to reduce dependence on chemicals
Siobhán Walsh
Drummonds is trialling mixed varieties of winter wheat and barley at its trial site in Termonfeckin, Co Louth.
15 June 2022 Crops
Potato blight forecasting tools updated
Steven Kildea describes the latest developments in potato blight forecasting which will help with fungicide decisions.
25 May 2022 Husbandry
Focus now entirely on plant protection
A few short weeks ago the focus of spring work was on crop planting. Now this is completed and the focus has swung to crop protection.
Corteva investigating sprayer issues
Corteva Agriscience is investigating issues with sprayers, but has stated that it is confident in the safety of its products when used according to label instructions.
24 May 2022 News
Time for fungicides on most crops
The year has taken us quickly into the main fungicide season with the T2 on winter wheat, final sprays on winter barley and fungicides on spring barley and possibly spring oats.
18 May 2022 Husbandry
From the Tramlines: wet and windy May spurs hope for good harvest
This week, Stephen Robb talks to farmers from Meath, Carlow and Derry, where crops are developing well with the help of moisture and milder temperatures.
11 May 2022 Crops
Farmer Writes: last year's nitrogen proving a good buy
Tillage farmer Gerald Potterton is looking to make the best of high grain prices.
11 May 2022 Farmer Writes
Healthy range of potato chemistry in the pipeline
BASF recently revealed its range of new potato protection products in the pipeline, writes Stephen Robb.
27 April 2022 Crops
Drummonds and Teagasc to host crop walk next Tuesday
The walk will take place at their trial site in Termonfeckin next Tuesday 26 April and will focus on winter and spring cereal agronomy.
24 April 2022 News
Decisions around the 'T1' on winter wheat
With stem extension under way in most winter wheat crops, it is time to consider the products to use and timing for the T1 fungicide treatment.
20 April 2022 Husbandry
Managing potato late blight
Potato late blight continues to be a major challenge for potato producers. In this article Steven Kildea outlines current and historic developments and reveals details of a new blight prediction model
13 April 2022 Crop protection
Managing disease control in barley
Disease control in barley may seem predictable and straightforward but, in many ways it needs more complex consideration than disease control in wheat, write Steven Kildea and Deirdre Doyle of Teagasc
13 April 2022 Crop protection