Climate and environment
Efficiency in rush control with water bodies in mind
Martin Merrick
Rushes can require frequent controlling to keep them at bay, but at the same time, farmers need to be conscious of water bodies.
22 February 2023 News
Pesticide price shock for embattled grain growers
Individual products are set to increase by up to 40%, with average spray costs for traditional crops likely to rise by 15% to 20%.
22 February 2023 Viewpoints
Feedback on fertiliser purchases
Often it is the farmer that is taking the risk when ordering and committing fertiliser from a merchant.
Opinion: farmers are failing the sprayer test
It should worry all farmers that only 2,360 sprayers currently have a valid certificate of test. This is not how to protect continued pesticide usage.
4 February 2023 Opinion
Glyphosate detected in one-quarter of Irish people sampled
A study showed that almost 60% of people exhibited exposure to glyphosate, altough at levels that are a fraction of the EU's acceptable limit.
25 January 2023 News
Farmers hold the key to retaining freedoms
Farmers want to retain the freedom to farm amid regulatory pressures, but we need to help our case through responsible behaviour.
25 January 2023 Dealer
Tillage Management: itchy feet in January
There is a lot of work to be done, but land is still very wet. Rain may stay away and allow for drying for a few days.
25 January 2023 Husbandry
Teagasc director Frank O'Mara backs tillage
The National Tillage Conference discusses BYDV, glyphosate, min-till and direct drilling, the effect of the loss of chlorothalonil on disease control, and much more.
25 January 2023 News
Urine testing reveals ‘low level traces’ of glyphosate in Irish families
A University of Galway study has shown that low levels of glysphosate was detected in farming and non-farming families.
23 January 2023 News
Speak up or put up with new pesticide rules
It’s as if we are trying to manage farmers out of business – the cart before the horse.
18 January 2023 Viewpoints
Tillage Management: glyphosate rules and cropping areas
Have your say in the Department of Agriculture's consultation on the Sustainable Use of Pesticides Regulation.
11 January 2023 Husbandry
The ongoing glyphosate debacle
Access to glyphosate is set to continue for another 12 months following recent Commission action, but its future remains less than certain.
23 December 2022 News