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Machinery
Overseeding options for boosting paddock productivity
Gary Abbott
Gary Abbott and Peter Thomas Keaveney outline some of the overseeding options available on the Irish market.
24 March 2022 News
Pöttinger expand Terrasem seed drill range with 8m and 9m models
Pöttinger has expanded its Terrasem seed drill offerings with the addition of the V 8000 and V 9000 8m and 9m models. The trailed range now has four models from 4m to 9m working widths.
19 January 2022 Husbandry
Tillage Management: ground conditions may entice bean planting
With land continuing to dry out, there may be opportunities to consider planting some spring beans early, but it may still be too early for spring cereals.
Tillage Management: planting and field work opportunities continue
Good weather conditions continue to provide planting opportunities despite recent rain.
10 November 2021 Husbandry
Tillage Management: focus on getting winter crops planted
October is a very safe planting time for winter cereals and the emphasis should be on getting wheat and barley planted now, with the latest planting left for wheat.
29 September 2021 Husbandry
Tillage management: use the time off the land to get your homework done
Wet is once again keeping most tillage farmers off the land, which makes this a good time to plan for what lies ahead.
20 January 2021 Husbandry
Farmer Writes: building soil carbon levels and ploughing are not compatible
Unfortunately, building soil carbon levels and ploughing are not compatible bed-fellows. They’re as incompatible as Leo and Mary-Lou, writes Gerald Potterton.
20 January 2021 Farmer Writes
Tillage management: further planting may be a challenge but still possible
There is still a level of interest in planting cereal crops and winter beans might also be considered as a break crop on heavier ground, if conditions permit.
11 November 2020 Management
Back to help with grasses – tri-allate
The return of a liquid formulation of tri-allate to the market provides an alternative mode of action to help tackle troublesome grassweeds.
30 September 2020 Protection
Tillage Management: a lot of field work done in the past week
Weather conditions over the past two weeks have enabled a lot of spring planting to be completed, as well as work on winter crops and the last of the 2019 harvest.
1 April 2020 Management
Tidying up crops following the difficult autumn
While there may be less urgency to get recently planted crops sprayed with herbicides, there may be opportunities to get this done over winter but do not spray poor or very stressed crops.
20 November 2019 Protection
Tillage Management: recent wet puts an end to 2019 planting
Heavy rain plus a significant drop in soil temperatures may have ended planting opportunities for the foreseeable future.
13 November 2019 Management