Potato farmer to pay €88,000 for spray drift damage to Dublin orchard
Noel Bardon
The High Court heard that the apple grower suffered losses in revenue when they were forced to sell the apples for processing as a result of damage, rather than in retail.
24 January 2024 News
Lamma 2024: UK firm shows spot spraying solutions
Techneat Engineering showcased its spot spraying solutions at Lamma, including its new Weed Wizard ATV-mounted spraying system that identifies images though the use of a camera sensor.
9 January 2024 News
Tillage Management: rolling cover crops in the frost
Frosty weather provides an opportunity to roll cover crops ahead of planting. This can cut out the use of a herbicide.
Weed control technology - what are the latest developments?
Weed control is going through a mini-revolution. For decades, herbicide was the solution to all weed problems, but this is quickly changing, writes Dermot Forristal, Teagasc Oak Park.
27 December 2023 Farm machinery
IFA welcomes glyphosate re-approval
The product is critical for managing tillage farms in Ireland and across the EU, the IFA’s grain chair has said.
16 November 2023 Letters
Commission renews glyphosate licence for 10 years
The Commission said that based on the assessment of all available information, there is currently no evidence to classify glyphosate as being carcinogenic.
16 November 2023 News
Sinn Féin calls for glyphosate use on farms only
The Sinn Féin Ard Fheis passed a motion that would retain glyphosate for agricultural use, but not for domestic or municipal use.
15 November 2023 News
Machinery sales forecasted to drop but outlook remains positive - Lemken
At a recent press launch in France, Lemken showed off its latest machine wares and gave a business update ahead of Agritechnica next week. Peter Thomas Keaveney attended.
8 November 2023 News