Accompany the Agronomist: disease levels moderate, gates beginning to close
Siobhán Walsh
Agronomists across the country took part in this survey. Siobhán Walsh reports.
19 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.
5 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.
Flahavan’s reported a drop in profits due to rising operational costs
Increased turnover more than offset by higher costs.
5 June 2024 News
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
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: 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
Kerry farms on show on ITLUS trip
Two farms will be visited on this year’s summer field day, along with Munster Technological University.
21 May 2024 News
Home Farm: what a difference a week of dry weather makes
On the cattle side, this has been the first time this year that we have been able to get out on the grazed paddocks without leaving unacceptable tracks.
1 May 2024 Viewpoints
Cereal production down 21% last year - CSO
Further figures released by the CSO show that in the year to March, the number of cattle slaughtered rose by 1.7%.
25 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
Home Farm: drying out at last
Every fine day is making a huge difference to ground conditions.
24 April 2024 Viewpoints