Farmer Writes: turnaround in the weather
Karen McCabe
With the dry weather, it was also time for dad to get out with the quad and rush licker to start our annual battle against the rushes, writes Karen McCabe.
Farmer cash for baling and burning rushes – conference
A conference will be held where farmers can learn about the potential of earning money from baling rushes, used for biochar.
23 April 2023 Management
Successful weed control helped by appropriate timing
The infestation of weeds in a sward can have a major negative effect on the performance of grassland swards and volume of grass grown and utilised.
Time to target grassland weeds
With ground slowly drying out, attention will turn to grazing and fertiliser. But don't forget about controlling grass weeds before they get too strong and produce seeds.
18 April 2023 Management
Tax sprays to fund farmers cutting pesticide use, MEPs told
An MEP's report called for more ambitious legally-binding spray reduction targets than had been sought by the Commission in its initial report.
3 March 2023 News
Efficiency in rush control with water bodies in mind
Rushes can require frequent controlling to keep them at bay, but at the same time, farmers need to be conscious of water bodies.