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Tillage
Ukraine’s farmers plan to grow twice as much spring wheat
Barry Murphy
Farmers in Ukraine have made changes to the crops they are planting based on factors, including market access.
11 May 2022 Crops
In The Fields: the makings of a bountiful harvest
In recent years I have come to associate cold springs with higher yield potential and I hope that this one can deliver once again.
Testing plants can make you money
Taking a plant sample can help to identify nutrient deficiencies early and therefore reduce yield losses from that deficiency.
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.
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
Drummonds and Teagasc to host crop walk next Tuesday
The walk will take place at their trial site in Termonfeckin next Tuesday 26 April and will focus on winter and spring cereal agronomy.
24 April 2022 News
Malting barley hits €400/t for Boortmalt suppliers
Boortmalt suppliers had been awaiting some indication on where malting barley price was sitting as the French price used to calculate the price here in Ireland is not widely available.
20 April 2022 News
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: winter crops up to date as sowing winds down
This week Stephen Robb talks to farmers from Down, Cork and Wexford where most winter crop husbandry jobs are up to date and spring sowing is drawing to an end.
6 April 2022 Crops
Tillage Management: great planting progress in the past week
Low rain amounts have enabled many growers to make good progress with spring planting up to this point and many are now finished planting cereals.
6 April 2022 Husbandry