France using human urine as crop fertiliser
Barry Murphy
French agricultural researchers report that early trials using human urine as a fertiliser on crops are showing positive results.
11 May 2022 Husbandry
Moving towards T2 in winter wheat and final sprays on barley
Crops are moving nicely through growth stages, with winter barley heading towards its final fungicide at earing out, winter wheat is at T2 and early spring crops are at T1 timing.
6 May 2022 News
Warning of potato blight conditions from Met Éireann
The State weather forecaster says that crop spraying chances will be limited over the next 24 hours.
Rain was a welcome boost to all crops
While rainfall amounts varied over the weekend, the rain that fell provided a welcome drink for all crops and they instantly looked the better for it.
4 May 2022 Husbandry
Moving on to T1s in winter wheat
Lower temperatures have slowed active growth in recent weeks but things will now move on rapidly if temperatures rise with a little rain.
27 April 2022 Husbandry
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.
19 April 2022 Management
Is your sprayer in check and up to spec?
Gary Abbott met with Gavin Weldon of sprayer specialists Wel-Tech to get his advice when it comes to sprayer maintenance and what to consider before applying liquid fertilisers.
6 April 2022 Farm machinery
Operation transformation for sought after Fiat in the west
Peter Thomas Keaveney caught up with Roscommon machinery enthusiast Owen Hester, who recently completed a 12-month-long restoration project on a Fiat 110-90.
15 March 2022 Vintage
Food prices will surge with loss of Russian fertiliser and Ukrainian grain
The FAO has looked at what impact the war in Ukraine will have on production, prices and ultimately the number of people in poorest countries exposed to hunger.
15 March 2022 News
Reducing catch crop bulk for planting
Any remaining catch crops many need to have their bulk reduced ahead of the establishment of the next crop.
23 February 2022 Husbandry
Glyphosate supplies remain tight across the globe
Farmers and the trade have been dealing with a shortage of glyphosate in recent months and this looks set to continue.
16 February 2022 News
GPS options for fertiliser spreaders: keeping on track on a budget
Given the rising fertiliser costs, many farmers are looking at GPS guidance as a way to improve accuracy and efficiency in the field. We outline some of the entry level options available on the market
9 February 2022 Farm machinery