Dairy Management: silage, reseeding and water quality
Aidan Brennan
Aidan Brennan suggests that if there is an opportunity to cut a few paddocks for silage this weekend then take it.
15 December 2021 Husbandry
Tillage Management: time plan for next year
Take one last walk through crops to ensure that there are no pest issues taking place.
1 December 2021 Husbandry
Tillage Management: cold and pests should bring planting to an end
An exceptionally dry November and reasonable growth have left the vast majority of winter crops in good condition heading into the depths of winter.
Tillage management: watch for pests and assess weed control
With the vast majority of crops now emerged, the focus must move to continued crop protection.
24 November 2021 Husbandry
Tillage Management: planting virtually finished but watch BYDV risk
Good establishment and good backend growth point to the potential risk from BYDV infection.
17 November 2021 Husbandry
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: conditions remain good for autumn planting
Ground conditions may remain good enough to get more winter planting done across much of the country.
20 October 2021 Husbandry
Tillage Management: finish planting and spraying in the coming week
With air and soil temperatures above normal, one should keep drilling for as long as possible and expect good establishment.
13 October 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: time to get rape and catch crops planted
With harvest just about wrapped up and fields cleared of straw, growers should consider getting some oilseed rape or catch crops planted.
1 September 2021 Husbandry
Principles behind successful straw incorporation
Successful straw incorporation will bring short- and long-term benefits, as well as some risks, so it is essential to understand the objectives, writes Andy Doyle.
16 June 2021 Soils
Tillage Management : variable rainfall is delaying the end of winter planting
Crop condition is generally satisfactory but keep an eye out for signs of crow, slug and rabbit damage, and take action where necessary.
18 November 2020 Management