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Weekend weather: changeable with heavy showers and some dry spells
Niamh Murphy
Met Éireann has forecast mixed and changeable weather for the weekend, with longer spells of rain at times, some heavy. There will be dry spells too with sunshine, and it will become drier early next week.
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.
9 June 2024 News
Spring barley crops need care this season
Spring barley crops need a little bit of attention in the colder weather to make sure that they are not stressed.
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
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
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
Closing the gate on winter barley
Winter barley crops are variable this year, some have received their final fungicide, while it will be applied to others in the coming days.
14 May 2024 News
Weekend weather: dry and warm for the most part
Met Éireann has forecast a dry and warm weekend until Saturday evening, with rain to return on Sunday.
10 May 2024 News
Tillage Podcast: selling grain and protecting crops
On this week’s show, we hear from the fields and look at the grain trading trends of Irish tillage farmers.
9 May 2024 News
Tillage Management: planting, fungicides and bird food
Another spell of good weather looks to be on the way, and tillage farmers will be busy making the most of it.
8 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
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