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Elatus Era approved for chocolate spot and rust control in beans

Elatus Era approved for chocolate spot and rust control in beans

New products or registrations for field beans are few and far between. However, Syngenta has received clearance for Elatus Era,...

May 12, 2022

Innovation that delivers high yields using 25% less N fertiliser

Innovation that delivers high yields using 25% less N fertiliser

Set up in 1998, Kerry-based Brandon Bioscience has been developing groundbreaking seaweed-extract products to help farming become more sustainable. The...

May 12, 2022

Farm insurance that’s with you every step of the way

Farm insurance that’s with you every step of the way

Peter and Paula Hynes operate a 180-cow grass-based dairy herd in Co. Cork, alongside their three daughters: Chloe, Georgie, and...

May 12, 2022

‘Dial before you dig’ to avoid damaging gas pipelines

‘Dial before you dig’ to avoid damaging gas pipelines

14,617km of pipelines transport natural gas to hospitals, schools, homes and businesses 24 hours/day, 365 days/year in Ireland. This network...

May 11, 2022

Using science to choose an effective silage inoculant

Using science to choose an effective silage inoculant

The two main aims of producing good quality silage and storing crops include maintaining the crop’s nutritional quality as to...

May 10, 2022

Sowing wildflower meadows and GLAS-approved wildbird cover crops

Sowing wildflower meadows and GLAS-approved wildbird cover crops

Although the focus on biodiversity and saving the bees is topical now, one man has been working away quietly on...

May 10, 2022

Rhino: Reducing first-cut silage losses

Rhino: Reducing first-cut silage losses

Adrian Morris is currently milking 50 British Friesian cows on his farm in Co. Cavan. Adrian is the second generation...

May 9, 2022

Blonde d’Aquitaine: A breed for dairy and beef farmers

Blonde d’Aquitaine: A breed for dairy and beef farmers

This breeding season, both dairy and beef farmers should consider the Blonde d’Aquitaine breed for both dairy and suckler beef...

May 6, 2022

Big Agri Competition: Win 2,000L of Agri Oil

Big Agri Competition: Win 2,000L of Agri Oil

With silage season approaching, fertiliser to be spread and input costs increasing, Campus Oil is giving one lucky winner the...

May 6, 2022

Understanding tax when it comes to farm renewables

Understanding tax when it comes to farm renewables

Throughout 2021 and 2022 to date, there has been an increased interest in solar and wind farm companies looking to...

May 6, 2022

Twenty20 Beef Club: €0.25/kg premium regardless of base price

Twenty20 Beef Club: €0.25/kg premium regardless of base price

The Twenty20 Beef Club is a fully integrated calf-to-beef programme open to both dairy calves and suckler beef calves. It...

May 4, 2022

Strong global beef demand, but inflation pressures rising

Strong global beef demand, but inflation pressures rising

The beef market showed a strong performance over the first four months of 2022, according to Mark Zieg, Bord Bia...

May 3, 2022

Get the most out of your forage

Get the most out of your forage

All farms should be looking to capitalise on every cut of grass to produce the best quality and value forage...

April 29, 2022

New Stoll ProfiLine front loaders in demand

New Stoll ProfiLine front loaders in demand

Whilst Covid-19 restrictions may have denied farmers the opportunity of seeing the Next Generation Stoll ProfiLine front loaders make their...

April 29, 2022

Family run business provides farm building restoration services

Family run business provides farm building restoration services

John Coakley runs a commercial farm-painting business known as Cork Farm Painters in Blarney, Co. Cork. The business was established...

April 28, 2022

Benchmarking: How do you stack up?

Benchmarking: How do you stack up?

Benchmarking groups can be a fantastic tool for evaluating your performance compared to your peers. Ifac’s Irish Farm Report 2022...

April 28, 2022

Maximising forage benefits with a silage additive

Maximising forage benefits with a silage additive

With the need to maximise milk and meat from forage, has the case for using an additive become more compelling?...

April 28, 2022

Multi-site fungicides are key to reliable disease control

Multi-site fungicides are key to reliable disease control

Chlorothalonil (Bravo) was the backbone of disease control programmes in wheat and barley production for many years, until its regulatory...

April 27, 2022