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Inability to control weeds a major concern to going organic - INHFA
Niamh Murphy
Increased costs of meal and fodder, reduced output and unsuitable land type also considerations, new survey shows.
Doxstar Pro: denying docks a second chance before first-cut silage
Docks can create serious problems in grassland, negatively affecting productivity.
5 June 2024 News
Organic farming in the heartland of tillage country
Gavin Tully is an organic tillage farmer near Camolin, Co Wexford. Niamh Murphy explains why he made the switch.
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
The Grass Week: grass growth set to rocket, but so are weeds
It seems spring has finally sprung (in May) and growth is now exceeding on-farm demands for many, though the conditions will also favour weed growth.
11 May 2024 Grass & feeding
Time to target grassland weeds
Spraying weeds such as docks and thistles is recommended before they mature and produce seeds.
7 May 2024 Management
Sheep Management: drafting lambs and weed control considerations
With prices easing, producers need to be careful to draft sheep to secure the maximum returns available.
1 May 2024 Markets
Incessant rain continues to hit morale in tillage sector
The Irish Farmers Journal spoke to Michael Hennessy, head of crops in Teagasc about the effect of the current weather situation on tillage farmers
3 April 2024 News
Pöttinger adds section control option to Flexcare mechanical hoes
Pöttinger has added the option of section control to its Flexcare mechanical hoe range, with up to 16 rows.
7 March 2024 News
Lamma 2024: UK firm shows spot spraying solutions
Techneat Engineering showcased its spot spraying solutions at Lamma, including its new Weed Wizard ATV-mounted spraying system that identifies images though the use of a camera sensor.
24 January 2024 News
Weed control technology - what are the latest developments?
Weed control is going through a mini-revolution. For decades, herbicide was the solution to all weed problems, but this is quickly changing, writes Dermot Forristal, Teagasc Oak Park.
27 December 2023 Farm machinery