Tillage

Incomes of tillage farmers down by 15% for 2020

Incomes of tillage farmers down by 15% for 2020

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has said that the incomes of tillage farmers could be down 15% for 2020 because...

April 20, 2021

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...

April 19, 2021

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...

April 19, 2021

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...

April 19, 2021

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...

April 19, 2021

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...

April 16, 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....

April 15, 2021

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...

April 12, 2021

Agri-Food Strategy: Plans for all farms to be in QA schemes

Agri-Food Strategy: Plans for all farms to be in QA schemes

There are plans to have all farms and seafood operators in quality assurance (QA) schemes under the 2030 Agri-Food Strategy,...

April 12, 2021

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...

April 12, 2021

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...

April 12, 2021

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...

April 9, 2021

Organic fertilisers found to reduce risk of foodborne pathogens on arable crops

Organic fertilisers found to reduce risk of foodborne pathogens on arable crops

Research carried out in the U.S. has found that manure does not promote pathogen survival when it comes to arable...

April 8, 2021

New Agri-Food Strategy: Increased focus on non-farm income

New Agri-Food Strategy: Increased focus on non-farm income

The new Agri-Food Strategy to 2030 – the successor to Food Wise 2025 – will see an increased focus on...

April 8, 2021

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...

April 8, 2021

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...

April 8, 2021

Foliar application boosts zinc content of wheat by 50% – UCO research

Foliar application boosts zinc content of wheat by 50% – UCO research

A team from the Department of Agronomy at the University of Córdoba (UCO) in Spain has demonstrated, through field tests...

April 7, 2021

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...

April 6, 2021