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Siobhán Walsh
This is a handy tool for farmers to use when spraying, walking crops and when filling out crop records.
How to identify young grass weeds in your tillage crops
21 April 2024 Crop protection
How to identify young grass weeds in your tillage crops
Correct identification of young grass-weed plants is crucial to developing the best control measures in the current season and beyond, writes Teagasc researcher Vijaya Bhaskar.
Off the market: products no longer in use
20 April 2024 Crop protection
Off the market: products no longer in use
Check your chemical store to see if you have any products which are no longer registered in stock. Almost 100 products went off the market in 2023.
Remember to use up these products during 2024
There are six active ingredients going off the market in 2024. Many of these are in products that are commonly used.
19 April 2024 Crop protection
Search for crop protection product details on the go
This tool will come in handy while on the tractor spraying and deciding on final rates to apply. All the information will be at your fingertips.
17 April 2024 Crop protection
Are you getting the right advice?
You should only be getting advice on pesticides from trained pesticide advisers and purchasing chemicals from registered pesticide distribution stores and pesticide distributors.
15 April 2024 Crop protection
Make sure you are using the right glyphosate rate
It is important to use robust rates of products to control weeds and prevent resistance developing to these products.
15 April 2024 Crop protection
Examine your varieties closely
Knowing what your varieties’ strengths and weaknesses are is essential to be able to manage your crop correctly throughout the season.
15 April 2024 Crop protection
EU goes back to the drawing board on pesticide regulation
The EU’s Sustainable Use of Pesticides Regulation (SUR) has been withdrawn, but it is likely to return in a revised form with more realistic targets, writes Siobhán Walsh.
14 April 2024 Crop protection
Barley responds to good management - a certainty among the uncertainties
Barley can deliver high yields, even in a season like 2024 when you don't expect it, writes Tom McCabe.
13 April 2024 Crop protection
Is your sprayer due its next test?
Sprayer testing is a vital step in sustainable farming. Here is a guide from the Pesticide Registration and Control division at the Department of Agriculture and Teagasc Machinery.
12 April 2024 Crop protection
Pesticides protect your crops; do you protect yourself from pesticides?
Dr Edward Straw, a researcher at Trinity College Dublin warns all pesticide users to wear the right safety kit.
12 April 2024