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Tillage Management: harvest, safety and value of straw
Siobhán Walsh
Wet weather is delaying the start of the harvest for many. Be prepared for when it does start and make safety a priority.
Spring wheat varieties remain unchanged
14 July 2024 Varieties
Spring wheat varieties remain unchanged
There is little change to spring wheat varieties being grown for seed this year. One stands out on KPH levels.
Tillage Management: harvest, whole crop and assessing crops
10 July 2024 Husbandry
Tillage Management: harvest, whole crop and assessing crops
As harvest approaches for many farmers, it is important to be prepared and also to assess crop performance.
Tillage Management: glyphosate rules, oilseed rape and harvest
Harvest is almost upon many tillage farmers. Weather into next week looks showery for cutting early ripening crops of winter barley.
3 July 2024 Husbandry
Tillage Management: finishing up on spring cereals
As the end of June draws in, it is time to be finishing up with the sprayer in the spring cereal fields and getting out to walk your crops.
26 June 2024 Husbandry
Tillage management: final sprays on cereals
Spring cereal crops are coming to the final fungicide stage. Consult with your agronomist on what is needed as crops will vary.
19 June 2024 Husbandry
Tillage Management: fungicides and farm walks
There is plenty to be done on tillage farms at present. Spraying fungicides is one of the priority jobs on a number of crops.
12 June 2024 Husbandry
Tillage management: plenty of yellow leaves
Yellow leaves are in spring cereal crops as barley yellow dwarf virus has infected plants. The virus is spread by aphids.
5 June 2024 Husbandry
Tillage management: busy time for spring crops
Tillage farmers are busy managing spring crops and drier weather appears to be on the way to help with this.
29 May 2024 Husbandry
Tillage management: weed control and BYDV prevention
Aphids are visible on many crops. An aphicide and herbicide may be applied at the same time to spring cereal crops.
22 May 2024 Husbandry
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
Tricky season means plenty of tricky decisions
There are a lot of decisions to be made in both winter and spring crops at present from aphicides to fungicides, writes Siobhán Walsh.
15 May 2024 Husbandry