Teagasc director Frank O'Mara backs tillage
Siobhán Walsh
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.
23 November 2022 Husbandry
Drills have been back out despite recent rain
Rainfall amounts for November to date differ massively between regions, but land soaked well following a few days without rain and drills were back out planting
23 November 2022 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: disappointing autumn weather
I’m not keen on insecticides, beneficials and other little fellows inevitably suffer, writes Gerald Potterton.
Hard decisions about spraying or further planting
Rainfall amounts vary considerably across the country and it is possible that some growers will get more opportunities to plant, but should they?
16 November 2022 Husbandry
Time to take aim at a 15t target
If we are to survive in tillage we need to bring our actual farm yields much closer to the genetic potential of the day -- it is time to target 15t/ha.
9 November 2022 Husbandry
SIMA 2022: Horsch introduces front tank for Leeb sprayers
Horsch introduced a new 1,200l and 1,800l front tank option in both Basic and Pro specifications for Leeb sprayers.
9 November 2022 News
SIMA 2022: John Deere See & Spray technology makes European debut
John Deere unveiled its See & Spray camera-sensing spot-spraying technology at SIMA 2022.
9 November 2022 News
Molecules found in cholesterol medication could be glyphosate replacement
Researchers in Australia have found very effective herbicidal molecules which are present in cholesterol medication and perform like glyphosate.
24 October 2022 News
Farmer Writes: another year, another drought
Overall we have reduced nitrogen use this year and were able to skip a round during the good growth in May, writes Thomas Duffy.
14 September 2022 Farmer Writes
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
31 August 2022 Husbandry
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