Medicinal to culinary – the plantain plant has it all
Did you know there are multiple uses of plantain? Gardener Irene Kelly outlines how this common wild herb that grows in lawns and along roadsides can serve multiple purposes.
11 February 2024 News
Sulphur, seaweed and potash topping trials at Drummonds
The Drummonds trial site is a great resource for the company’s agronomists and customers to base their advice on.
7 February 2024 Husbandry
Tillage Management: it’s all about seed
As weather continues to keep farmers out of fields get your seed ordered and have it in the shed during the current shortage.
An even crop is more important than a good plant count
Farmers should carry out plant counts, but also look at ground conditions, evenness and plant health.
30 January 2024 News
MEPs agree to have two different sets of rules for gene-edited plants
MEPs also agree that all new genomic techniques plants should remain prohibited in organic production, as their compatibility requires further consideration.
25 January 2024 News
Gardening with Gerry: The special Skimmia
Skimmia has a rich sweet scent that fills the space around it and is very attractive to all manner of insects that come to feed on the nectar, writes Gerry Daly.
17 January 2024 Gardening
Where is the biomethane strategy?
It seems the Government has been struggling to find the funding to back up their vision for an anaerobic digestion industry, The Dealer writes.
17 January 2024 Dealer
German manufacturer brings monster 20,000-litre sprayer to market
Dammann recently unveiled a new 20,000-litre tri-axle trailed sprayer, which becomes its new flagship offering.
10 January 2024 News
Fallen animal collections resume after two weeks
It is understood that, in some cases, knackeries were facing price hikes of 60% from rendering companies, which they were reluctant to pay.
20 December 2023 News
Top tips on pesticide reduction
In this article Alan Hurley an inspector in pesticides registration at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and Shay Phelan, a tillage specialist at Teagasc talk about reducing pesticide
20 December 2023 Husbandry
Renewables: the next 12 months has a lot to deliver
The country is still not seeing the pace of renewable development that a climate, biodiversity and energy crisis would warrant, a sentiment shared by many in both the industry and officialdom.
20 December 2023 Renewables
Letter in praise of Gerald Potterton
"I find Gerald Potterton's columns both enlightening and humorous" - Kevin MacAuley, Ballymena, Co Antrim.
13 December 2023 Letters