Bean crops due a fungicide in the coming days
Siobhán Walsh
Spring beans are generally treated with a fungicide at the start of flowering to prevent disease building up on the crop.
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Mixed crops, BYDV levels and yield potential in Louth
When the Irish Farmers Journal visited Co Louth last week we saw a huge mix of crops from good to poor.
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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.
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Barley can deliver high yields, even in a season like 2024 when you don't expect it, writes Tom McCabe.
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Pesticides are more than just the main ingredient
Dr Edward Straw of Trinity College writes about how the active ingredient is a small part of a pesticide. Co-formulants which help the product to work are a large part of the ingredients.
10 April 2024 Crop protection
Finding the chink in the armour of fungicide resistance – it’s a numbers game
Steven Kildea of Teagasc explains that with almost 10 trillion septoria spores in 1ha of wheat it’s no wonder fungicide resistance builds up.
10 April 2024 Crop protection
Late blight control – mix and alternate fungicides
A new blight resistance strain was identified in Ireland in 2023. Steven Kildea of Teagasc writes what this means for farmers in 2024.
10 April 2024 Crop protection
Fungicide resistance – an update from Bayer
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12 April 2023 Crop protection
What input spends should change with changing grain prices?
Dr Tom McCabe of UCD describes how to optimise fungicide use in winter wheat in a challenging environment.
12 April 2023 Crop protection
Managing potato late blight
Potato late blight continues to be a major challenge for potato producers. In this article Steven Kildea outlines current and historic developments and reveals details of a new blight prediction model
13 April 2022 Crop protection
Managing disease control in barley
Disease control in barley may seem predictable and straightforward but, in many ways it needs more complex consideration than disease control in wheat, write Steven Kildea and Deirdre Doyle of Teagasc
13 April 2022 Crop protection
Managing the risk of further fungicide resistance
Cereal growers have a lot to content with this year but essential measures to ensure the continued effectiveness of our limited fungicide arsenal must not be forgotten, writes Steven Kildea.
13 April 2022 Crop protection