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Farmer Writes: another year, another drought
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Overall we have reduced nitrogen use this year and were able to skip a round during the good growth in May, writes Thomas Duffy.
31 August 2022 Husbandry
Solar-powered lazy-bed weeder in use on organics
Active solar power is used to displace fossil fuel in the main weed control operation on both organic and conventional crops.
31 August 2022 Husbandry
Time to get winter oilseed rape planted
Planting of winter rape is well underway in much of the country while spring cereal harvesting is really only getting going in northern counties
Unravelling the stubble cultivation obligations
Recent amendments to the nitrates obligations for tillage farmers see a number of derogations applied to the obligation to cultivate all stubbles post harvest.
17 August 2022 Husbandry
US court ruling may hinder some biotech developments
Fields can often seem greener at the other side of the mountain, but are they?
15 August 2022 News
Weed survey and mapping of herbicide-resistant grass weed distribution
We recently outlined an important survey of grass weeds. In this article, Teagasc researcher Vijaya Bhaskar AV presents the results of that large survey of resistant grass weed distribution on farms.
3 August 2022 Husbandry
Bracken spray re-approved for 2022 season
Approval for the 2022 season was confirmed on Tuesday and the herbicide can be applied from 1 July to 12 September.
22 June 2022 Northern Ireland
Best advice on weed control in grazing pastures
For a growing number of Irish farmers, Forefront T is the product of choice to control weeds such as docks, thistles, nettles and dandelions in grazing pastures.
Rain allows crops to shine and impress
Rain was welcome in crops over the weekend and helped to boost growth and allow weeds to emerge.
4 May 2022 Crops
Rain was a welcome boost to all crops
While rainfall amounts varied over the weekend, the rain that fell provided a welcome drink for all crops and they instantly looked the better for it.
4 May 2022 Husbandry
Crop on Camera: Preparing for weed spray in Co Wexford
Eoin Lyons is an adviser on the Teagasc Boortmalt Malting Barley Programme. He will follow a malting barley crop for the season ahead.
27 April 2022 Husbandry
From the Tramlines: winter crops respond well to kinder weather
This week Stephen Robb talks to farmers from Clare, Wicklow and Tipperary where winter crops, especially winter barley, have responded well to the kinder weather.
20 April 2022 Crops