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Time for weed control in grassland
Kieran Mailey
Following first-cut silage, farmers should be thinking about controlling weeds as swards regrow.
27 June 2022 News
Irish beetles tackle docks in new trial
Irish-bred beetles are set to become an environmentally friendly, cost-effective weapon to kill docks.
8 June 2022 News
Lack of clover-safe spray causing issues for farmers and merchants
Along with supply issues, it has been reported that clover-safe sprays will see a 15% increase in price.
Controlling ragwort before issues escalate
The prevalence of ragwort in an area will increase year-on-year if management practices are not put in place to control its spread.
Farmer Writes: A busy few days - on the farm and off
Catching up on work never seems to go as planned, especially when the work involves quad-mounted sprayers, writes farmer James Strain.
18 May 2022 Farmer Writes
Grower help needed for blackgrass and Italian ryegrass survey
With a new Teagasc survey on grassweeds about to take place, Andy Doyle spoke to Vijaya Bhaskar and John Mahon to clarify previous findings and discuss the purpose of this new project.
11 May 2022 Husbandry
Steketee introduces self-steering frame option for all mechanical hoes
Lemken has just introduced the Steketee ‘EC-Steer’, a parallel steering frame which converts any existing hoe to joystick or camera-guided steering through being mounted between the tractor and hoe.
11 May 2022 News
Sheep Management: weed control, safeguarding chemical use and tick control
The growth stage at which weeds are treated can have a big bearing on the success of treatment.
4 May 2022 Management
Crop on Camera: Preparing for weed spray in Co Wexford
Eoin Lyons is an adviser on the Teagasc Boortmalt Malting Barley Programme. He will follow a malting barley crop for the season ahead.
27 April 2022 Husbandry
Robots on UK arable farms by 2025
The presence of the robot on a commercial farm was described by Franklin as “a big deal” but he maintained it will soon be relatively common.
20 April 2022 Northern Ireland
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
Watch: John Deere showcases fully autonomous tractor at US tech event
John Deere revealed its first fully autonomous tractor at last week’s Consumer Electronic Show (CES 2022) in Las Vegas. The technology will be available to farmers in North America later this year
12 January 2022 News