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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.
11 June 2024 News
Bean crops due a fungicide in the coming days
Spring beans are generally treated with a fungicide at the start of flowering to prevent disease building up on the crop.
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.
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.
29 May 2024 News
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.
22 May 2024 News
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
Search for crop protection details online
This is a handy tool for farmers to use when spraying, walking crops and when filling out crop records.
7 May 2024 News
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
Identifying crop growth stages is tricky
It’s important to be able to identify crop growth stages in the fields. This year is particularly challenging, as crops are so variable.
28 April 2024 News
Growing fodder for another farmer
There is a fodder deficit on many farms across the country. Tillage and livestock farmers could work together to fill this deficit.
21 April 2024 News
Digital data: how new technologies can help growers make better decisions
Conor Kehoe, Irish Farmers Journal tillage reporter and PhD student at UCD, provides an overview of his research on digitisation in crop production as part of a European project.
1 May 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