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Lemken adds new camera functions to Steketee hoeing machines
Peter Thomas Keaveney
Lemken have just introduced a new ‘Combi Cam Mode’ for the Steketee mechanical weeding equipment, which generates a superimposed image for weed detection.
14 November 2022 News
Department seeks farmer views on crop and rush spray changes
Any farmer or farm organisation can make a submission outlining their views to the Department on the Commission’s plans to ban the use of sprays in many areas of the country.
26 October 2022 Husbandry
Wet is now making further planting tricky
A wet week has dulled a lot of planting intentions but higher soil temperatures decrease the risks if ground conditions enable further planting.
Cleaning up or tidying up winter rape crops
Weed control is important in oilseed rape and it is important to pay particular heed to good grass weed control.
19 October 2022 Husbandry
Avadex Factor adds to grass and broadleaved weed control
While some fields now have grass weeds resistant to some or all of the main herbicide families, the additional control provided by tri-allate is increasingly important.
5 October 2022 Husbandry
Herbicide sensitivity across the spectrum of grass weeds
The challenges of grass weed control continue to increase as husbandry drives infestation pressure and resistance to herbicides increases. Teagasc' s Vijaya Bhaskar AV reports.
28 September 2022 Husbandry
FarmDroid solar-powered robot makes Irish debut
Recently appointed FarmDrioid Irish distributor, IAM Agricultural Machinery, showcased the world’s first fully automatic robot that can take care of both sowing and weed control.
21 September 2022 Farm machinery
John Deere demonstrates connected systems approach
Last week John Deere held a sustainability event near Magdeburg, Germany, showcasing its suite of technologies and software solutions.
14 September 2022 Farm machinery
Solar-powered lazy-bed weeder in use on organics
Active solar power is used to displace fossil fuel in the main weed control operation on both organic and conventional crops.
31 August 2022 Husbandry
Lemken expands mechanical weeders for ridges
The Lemken-owned mechanical weeding brand Steketee has recently introduced the EC-Ridger for weed control in ridged crops such as potatoes, and carrots.
11 August 2022 News
Ten tips for establishing clover in autumn reseeds
For farmers reseeding grassland this autumn, outlined are some tips to getting clover established.
Weed survey and mapping of herbicide-resistant grass weed distribution
We recently outlined an important survey of grass weeds. In this article, Teagasc researcher Vijaya Bhaskar AV presents the results of that large survey of resistant grass weed distribution on farms.
3 August 2022 Husbandry