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Blight warning issued for Cork and Kerry
Barry Murphy
Met Éireann has said that conditions favourable towards the spread of blight spores will persist in Cork and Kerry for 48 hours.
4 August 2022 News
SDF invests in robotic vineyard tractor startup
Same Deutz-Fahr has taken a majority stake in VitiBot, a French robotics startup specialising in the vineyard care market.
Grazon Pro - ideal spot treatment for a wide range of difficult to control weeds
Where weeds such as nettles, thistles, briars and docks are present at fencelines, field boundaries and driveways, Grazon Pro is a very effective spot treatment.
Agrifac to make FTMTA Show debut
Agrifac will make its first Irish show appearance at next week’s FTMTA Show in Punchestown.
6 July 2022 News
From the Tramlines: rain stalls work in Derry, while harvest is upon others
There are very different stories from farmers this week. Some are preparing for harvest, while rain is stopping work for others.
Dempsey at Large: science-based approach needed
The European Commission was able to demonstrate its commitment to and use of rigorous science as it dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic. We should expect the same in its approach to agricultural policy.
29 June 2022 Viewpoints
Beef Management: docks, late calves and BDGP deadlines
In this week’s beef management notes beef editor Adam Woods takes a look at dock control, late calves and BDGP deadlines.
29 June 2022 Management
Time for weed control in grassland
Following first-cut silage, farmers should be thinking about controlling weeds as swards regrow.
28 June 2022 Management
EU pesticide law to hit tillage yields - IFA
The IFA has accused the European Commission of mixed messaging on the production of cereals.
23 June 2022 News
Amazone UF 02 hits the spot for Tyrone tillage farmer
Gary Abbott visited William Russell of Riverview Farms in Tyrone to find out how the farm’s Amazone UF 2002 and FT 1502 mounted sprayer combination is performing having sprayed over 9,000 acres.
22 June 2022 Farm machinery
Bracken spray re-approved for 2022 season
Approval for the 2022 season was confirmed on Tuesday and the herbicide can be applied from 1 July to 12 September.
22 June 2022 Northern Ireland
Potato blight warning from Met Éireann
The State weather forecaster has issued a warning that conditions in some coastal areas will be conducive to the spread of blight.
20 June 2022 News