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.
12 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.
Barley, deficiencies and no artificial fertiliser
In this installment of Accompany the Agronomist crops in Co Laois were looking well, but some issues needed attention.
12 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.
9 June 2024 News
Tillage Podcast: in the fields in Co Cork
On this week’s podcast, we chat to an agronomist in Co Cork and a farmer in Co Wexford to hear what’s happening in the fields.
6 June 2024 News
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
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
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.
26 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: 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