Richard Halleron

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Richard Halleron

News Correspondent

Richard Halleron is an agricultural chemist by background. He is a past chairman of the Northern Ireland Institute of Agricultural Science and has also served as Chairman of the Guild of Agricultural Journalists in Northern Ireland.

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Potato sector and horticulture on upward trajectory – Hackett

Potato sector and horticulture on upward trajectory – Hackett

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM), Pippa Hackett, is to meet with the...

McConalogue expects growth in Ireland’s seed potato sector

McConalogue expects growth in Ireland’s seed potato sector

Both Teagasc and Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue are confirming that Brexit will impact negatively on...

New international partnership established to combat weeds

New international partnership established to combat weeds

An international group of scientists and industry professionals, including Rothamsted Research, has launched an ambitious new project to combat weeds...

Performance data for new wheat fungicide released

Performance data for new wheat fungicide released

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has released UK fungicide performance data for a newly authorised wheat product in...

First forage maize crops of 2021 to be planted shortly

First forage maize crops of 2021 to be planted shortly

Planting of forage maize crops should get underway in sheltered parts of the south east over the coming days, according...

Climate Change Bill overlooks significance of livestock production in NI – LMC

Climate Change Bill overlooks significance of livestock production in NI – LMC

Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) chief executive Ian Stevenson feels that the Private Members’ Climate Change Bill, recently introduced at...

BSAS conference: What will our future beef farms look like?

BSAS conference: What will our future beef farms look like?

Predicting the future structure of beef farms in the UK was one of the key themes addressed at the 2021...

Rothamsted Research gives gene editing the ‘thumbs-up’

Rothamsted Research gives gene editing the ‘thumbs-up’

Rothamsted Research has submitted its responses to the UK government’s consultation questions on the regulation of gene editing (GE) technologies....

The importance of soil – our roots have taught us

The importance of soil – our roots have taught us

Plans have been unveiled to mark World Soil Day 2021. It takes place on Sunday December 5th highlighting the importance...

Biologicals represent next stage in fight against crop disease

Biologicals represent next stage in fight against crop disease

Recent Teagasc crop management webinars have seen agronomists highlight the loss of the fungicide chlorathalonil as being of major significance...

Trace element deficiency in cereal crops

Trace element deficiency in cereal crops

Trace element deficiency is quite important to consider for cereals in terms of plant health, with crops most prone to...

Herbicide management in spring wheat and barley crops

Herbicide management in spring wheat and barley crops

Teagasc is reporting that many spring wheat crops planted out over recent weeks are now emerging and looking well and...

Controlling barley yellow dwarf virus in spring barley crops

Controlling barley yellow dwarf virus in spring barley crops

Teagasc is confirming that barley yellow dwarf virus (BYDV) infestations are now quite commonplace within crops of spring barley grown...

The role of potash in frost resistance

The role of potash in frost resistance

With the cold conditions that have impacted on the island of Ireland over recent days, and more of the same...

How to get to grips with herbicide-resistant wild oats

How to get to grips with herbicide-resistant wild oats

Tales of the chaos caused herbicide-resistant black-grass have been commonplace within the UK’s tillage industry for many years: hence the...

Septoria control in wheat – timing is everything

Septoria control in wheat – timing is everything

Teagasc tillage specialists are confirming that the loss of chlorothalonil will force Irish wheat growers to amend their septoria control...

If yellow rust is an issue – you must deal with it now

If yellow rust is an issue – you must deal with it now

Teagasc tillage specialists have confirmed a growing level of farmers with a yellow rust issue through winter wheat crops in...

Irish wool needs support now as NI supports its sheep industry

Irish wool needs support now as NI supports its sheep industry

Last Friday saw Northern Ireland’s agriculture minister, Edwin Poots, agree a £1.27 million Covid-19 support package for the sheep industry...