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Russia destroys national plant gene bank in Ukraine
Barry Murphy
Russia has destroyed a valuable resource of plant and crop genetic material in Ukraine, having previously used it for the benefit of its own farmers.
15 May 2022 News
This week in photos: big shows are back
Our top farming photos from the past week include some of the action from Balmoral Show, setting grass seeds, sowing maize, milking cows, turf production and more.
19 April 2022 Management
Time to control weeds in grass swards
Before grass growth starts rising to peak levels in May, target weeds with a good herbicide before they mature and develop seeds.
Overseeding options for boosting paddock productivity
Gary Abbott and Peter Thomas Keaveney outline some of the overseeding options available on the Irish market.
13 April 2022 Farm machinery
Why reseeding is important and how to do it well
Aidan Brennan outlines the reasons for and the steps involved in reseeding.
13 April 2022 Contracting
To cut or not cut?
Deciding to cut the grass or not? Decide what you want from your lawn? Whether it’s a kid’s play area, a wildflower lawn for the bees or a feature, Fiona Alston has all the advice you need.
23 March 2022 Gardening
Slattery leaves Germinal
Michael Slattery, who was appointed managing director of Germinal in November, left the company this week.
23 March 2022 Dealer
No till and cover cropping key to the regenerative garden
The prospect of abandoning digging is music to the ears of any gardener. However, ‘no-dig’ gardening is not ‘no-work’ gardening. Head gardener at Airfield Estate Colm O’Driscoll explains all.
23 March 2022 Gardening
In the Garden with Gerry Daly: Fragrant flower
There is plenty to do in the garden this week. Chief among the jobs is to sow vegetable seeds, writes Gerry Daly.
15 March 2022 Gardening
Bayer ceases 'non-essential business' in Russia and Belarus
The company will continue to supply Russia and Belarus with seed, pharmaceuticals and other "essential" goods.
14 March 2022 News
Preventing bean stem nematode infestation
Farmers planting beans or peas should be aware of the bean stem nematode. Certified seed is tested for this pest.
2 March 2022 Crops
Tomatoes are the first seeds planted in Lily Champ's garden
Lily Champ has been gardening longer than most readers' parents are alive, maybe even some of your grandparents, so she knows a lot about planting seeds.
26 February 2022 Soil