Weed control technology - what are the latest developments?
Weed control is going through a mini-revolution. For decades, herbicide was the solution to all weed problems, but this is quickly changing, writes Dermot Forristal, Teagasc Oak Park.
19 April 2023 Contracting
Is your baler in check and up to spec?
In order to minimise downtime this silage season, Gary Abbott looks at some of the key points and areas to consider from a maintenance perspective when it comes to combination balers.
11 March 2023 News
Quicker cleaning and new nozzle bodies for Fendt Rogator
Fendt has updated its self-propelled Rogator sprayers for 2023, with improved boom stability, electro-pneumatic nozzle bodies and a new system to reduce cleaning times.
Agromek 2022: front-mounted slurry tanks all the go
A trend we observed at the show in Denmark was that quite of few of its homegrown slurry equipment manufacturers were offering front mounted slurry tanks.
7 December 2022 Farm machinery
Agromek 2022: Technopol Yukon liquid fertiliser applicator
Ukrainian manufacturer Technopol showcased its Yukon liquid fertiliser applicator which places liquid fertiliser directly under the crop’s rooting system.
7 December 2022 Farm machinery
Tops tips for fertiliser spreader maintenance and setup
Peter Thomas Keaveney offers readers some tips for setting up and maintaining the fertiliser spreader for accurate application this spring.
9 February 2022 Farm machinery
Spreading by satellite: how GPS-controlled fertiliser spreaders work
With GPS-controlled fertiliser spreaders covered under TAMS until the end of 2022, Francis Quigley, Teagasc machinery specialist, looks at how they work and the grant aid available.
9 February 2022 Farm machinery
Teaching an old sprayer new tricks
Peter Thomas Keaveney travelled to Co Carlow to look at a 1991 trailed sprayer which was upgraded to the latest GPS, Isobus and section control technology at a fraction of the cost of a new machine.
19 January 2022 Farm machinery
Forward speed is key for accurate LESS slurry application
When using LESS equipment, it’s important to note that working widths are usually much reduced v the splash plate, thus an increased forward speed is required to achieve the same application rate.
29 December 2021 Farm machinery
Watch: Tipp farmer cuts fertiliser use by 41% with help of Kiwi machine
Peter Thomas Keaveney visited Tipperary dairy farmer Robert Coburn to find out how his kiwi-built Tow and Fert foliar applicator has helped him cut fertiliser usage by 41%.
10 November 2021 Farm machinery
Louth farmer saves time and improves safety with straw blower
Peter Thomas Keaveney caught up with Louth farmer William Tracey to get his thoughts on the McHale C460 silage feeder and straw blower.
29 September 2021 News
Watch: Kilkenny-built zero-grazer comes out on top for Cork farmer
Peter Thomas Keaveney caught up with the Crowley family near Ballineen in southwest Cork who give their verdict on a Feed All Engineering Grass Grazer, two years on from taking delivery.
22 September 2021 Farm machinery