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What you need to know about grassland pesticide use
Darren Carty
The use of pesticides is now governed by conditionality, meaning that if breaches occur it may pose a risk to CAP payments, writes Darren Carty.
Doxstar Pro: denying docks a second chance before first-cut silage
Docks can create serious problems in grassland, negatively affecting productivity.
5 June 2024 Management
Beef management notes: controlling docks, under-16-month bulls and culling
In this weeks beef management notes, Adam Woods takes a look at controlling docks, finishing under-16-month bulls and culling hard in the suckler herd.
Beef management: redwater, rush control and stock bull check
This week, Adam Woods takes a look at preventing redwater, rush control and making sure there are no fertility problems with your stock bull.
29 May 2024 Management
Farmer Writes: time for cows to go back in-calf
Hopefully a fertility lick and hotter weather will cause some action, though I’d nearly put money on a few arriving into heat immediately if a bull arrived in the field next to them.
22 May 2024 Farmer Writes
Timing of treatment critical to optimum weed control
The lift in temperatures in the last two weeks has boosted grass growth rates but the growth of weeds has also taken off.
12 May 2024 Grass & feeding
Farmer Writes: I've lost interest in this year's crops
Sowing was a mad rush in the one good week, a couple of weeks ago. The fields were barely dry enough but still, like everyone else, we pushed ahead.
8 May 2024 Farmer Writes
Time to target grassland weeds
Spraying weeds such as docks and thistles is recommended before they mature and produce seeds.
7 May 2024 Management
Getting the goods in the ground with Grimme
Growing over 300 acres of potatoes, Gary Abbott caught up with Co Meath-based Meade Farm, to find out more about its Grimme GB 215 two-row belt planter as well as the planting process.
1 May 2024 l2
How to identify young grass weeds in your tillage crops
Correct identification of young grass-weed plants is crucial to developing the best control measures in the current season and beyond, writes Teagasc researcher Vijaya Bhaskar.
21 April 2024 Crop protection
Remember to use up these products during 2024
There are six active ingredients going off the market in 2024. Many of these are in products that are commonly used.
19 April 2024 Crop protection
Is your sprayer due its next test?
Sprayer testing is a vital step in sustainable farming. Here is a guide from the Pesticide Registration and Control division at the Department of Agriculture and Teagasc Machinery.
12 April 2024 Crop protection