Tillage Management: final sprays go on as harvest draws nearer
Andy Doyle
As we move into July the crop protection season is about over, except for rape desiccation and fungicides on beans, and harvest is almost upon us.
From the Tramlines: 100mm of rain in Donegal as harvest nears in Leinster
This week we speak to growers in counties Laois, Donegal and Wexford and there is a big difference between crops across the country.
26 May 2022 News
Tillage Podcast: difficult spraying conditions, crop walking and nitrates
On this week's Tillage Podcast, Andy Doyle and Siobhán Walsh discuss the new nitrates rules, the news of the week, the upcoming World Potato Congress and take a look at crop area figures.
Dealing with an untypical winter barley problem
Every day is a school day. New problems still continue to appear which leave one wondering about the causes and the consequence.
25 May 2022 Husbandry
Hi-tech cleaning, drying and storage facilities for Meath tillage operation
An investment by the Hobson family has given them greater control over grain prices, as well as opening up new streams of revenue.
25 May 2022 Farm buildings
Rain allows crops to shine and impress
Rain was welcome in crops over the weekend and helped to boost growth and allow weeds to emerge.
4 May 2022 Crops
Timing and nutrition on the agenda in Co Louth
Spray timings and nutrition were on the agenda at a crop walk held at the Drummonds trial site with Teagasc earlier this week.
My Farming Week: Brian Dunne, Woodlands, Rathangan Co Kildare
This week, we talk to the Dunnes from Rathangan in Co Kildare who each have an all-Ireland ploughing medal to their name.
20 April 2022 News
Home Farm: Beans start to emerge
With costs so high this year, we have, at present prices, no option but to attempt to maximise yield.
20 April 2022 Opinion
The challenge of controlling BYDV: where do we go from here?
Efforts continue to provide better guidance for growers on the real risk of BYDV infection and the need for aphid control, write Louise Mc Namara and Stephen Byrne of Teagasc.
13 April 2022 Crop protection
How do agronomists decide on crop inputs?
A lot of work goes into the growing of a crop, from variety choice to nutrition and pesticide recommendations. Michael Howard and Brian Reilly describe how Drummonds’ agronomists work on this task.
13 April 2022 Crop protection
From the Tramlines: Poor weather delays drilling in the north
This week, Stephen Robb talks to farmers from Derry, Meath and Carlow. Spring sowing is largely wrapped up in the south and east, but poor weather has caused delays in the north.
13 April 2022 Crops