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Tillage
Tillage Management: fungicides and farm walks
Siobhán Walsh
There is plenty to be done on tillage farms at present. Spraying fungicides is one of the priority jobs on a number of crops.
29 May 2024 News
Crops and field margins in Waterford
Pádraig Connery is aiming to improve the three pillars of sustainability – economic, environmental and social – on his farm in Clashmore, Co Waterford.
26 May 2024 News
Keeping disease out of spring barley crops
It is easier to keep disease out of crops than to control it. It is also important to avoid stress on plants.
Tillage Management: aphids, final fungicides and planting
Some tillage farmers are still planting, while others are moving onto controlling aphids and weeds in spring cereals.
15 May 2024 Husbandry
Early nitrogen essential this season
Crops are going in late this season, so it is important to get nitrogen on early to get crops off to a good start and to meet protein specifications.
30 April 2024 News
Are herbicides effective on broadleaved weeds in your crops?
Effective spring weed control, including of herbicide-resistant broadleaved weeds, requires products with different modes of action, writes Teagasc researcher Vijaya Bhaskar.
24 April 2024 Crops
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
What varieties will you grow this spring?
Choosing a variety that suits your system and can help to cut inputs is essential. Take time to study the lists.
25 January 2023 Crops
Crop on Camera: paintbrush stage means T2 time
The awns are out on this crop in Co Wexford and Teagasc adviser Eoin Lyons explains how it will be treated at the T2 fungicide timing.
7 June 2022 Crops
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.
Are you planting a new crop into grass?
Lodging is when the crop falls over making it difficult to ripen, harvest and putting it at at a risk of sprouting.
30 March 2022 Crops
Tips for planting spring cereals
Many farmers will be thinking of planting tillage crops now that the Government has announced a payment of €400/ha to plant such crops in grassland or fallow.