Timing of treatment critical to optimum weed control
Darren Carty
The lift in temperatures in the last two weeks has boosted grass growth rates but the growth of weeds has also taken off.
Farmer Writes: I've lost interest in this year's crops
Sowing was a mad rush in the one good week, a couple of weeks ago. The fields were barely dry enough but still, like everyone else, we pushed ahead.
7 May 2024 Management
Time to target grassland weeds
Spraying weeds such as docks and thistles is recommended before they mature and produce seeds.
Getting the goods in the ground with Grimme
Growing over 300 acres of potatoes, Gary Abbott caught up with Co Meath-based Meade Farm, to find out more about its Grimme GB 215 two-row belt planter as well as the planting process.
1 May 2024 l2
How to identify young grass weeds in your tillage crops
Correct identification of young grass-weed plants is crucial to developing the best control measures in the current season and beyond, writes Teagasc researcher Vijaya Bhaskar.
21 April 2024 Crop protection
Remember to use up these products during 2024
There are six active ingredients going off the market in 2024. Many of these are in products that are commonly used.
19 April 2024 Crop protection
Is your sprayer due its next test?
Sprayer testing is a vital step in sustainable farming. Here is a guide from the Pesticide Registration and Control division at the Department of Agriculture and Teagasc Machinery.
12 April 2024 Crop protection
High-yielding barley crops still a possibility
The weather is frustrating and tillage farmers are worried, but good, high-yielding crops are still a possibility.
10 April 2024 News
Pesticides are more than just the main ingredient
Dr Edward Straw of Trinity College writes about how the active ingredient is a small part of a pesticide. Co-formulants which help the product to work are a large part of the ingredients.
10 April 2024 Crop protection
Hundreds of sprayers grant aided under TAMS with some due a test
A large number of trailed and mounted sprayers were grant aided under TAMS II from the Department of Agriculture. Many of these sprayers are now due a test.
9 April 2024 News
New clover-safe spray on the market
Aidan Brennan looks at the new clover-safe spray that is licensed for use to kill docks and other weeds in.
27 March 2024 Reseeding
Department issues guidance for sprayer operations
The guide includes practical advice which the Department outlines aims to reduce the risk and impacts of pesticide use on human health and the environment.