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EU Commission authorises 2 genetically modified crops

EU Commission authorises 2 genetically modified crops

The European Commission has today (Thursday, May 19) authorised two genetically modified (GM) crops (one maize and one soya bean)...

May 19, 2022

Tillage: Concern about cabbage seed weevils in rape crops

Tillage: Concern about cabbage seed weevils in rape crops

There is concern about the presence of cabbage seed weevils in a number of winter oilseed rape crops. Teagasc’s head...

May 17, 2022

Ukraine exported 1m tonnes of grain during the month of April

Ukraine exported 1m tonnes of grain during the month of April

Despite the impact of the ongoing conflict, Ukraine managed to export one million tonnes of grain during the month April...

May 16, 2022

Minister launches scheme for protein and cereal mix crops

Minister launches scheme for protein and cereal mix crops

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine has today (Monday, May 9) officially launched a scheme supporting the growth...

May 9, 2022

€40m to research plant varieties resistant to climate change

€40m to research plant varieties resistant to climate change

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and independent family-owned group, Florimond Desprez have signed a €40 million loan agreement to finance...

May 1, 2022

Most wheat crops now between Growth Stage 31 and 32

Most wheat crops now between Growth Stage 31 and 32

Teagasc tillage specialist Shay Phelan is confirming that most winter wheat crops are now between Growth Stage (GS) 31 and...

April 25, 2022

Crops update: Weather aids condition of cereal crops

Crops update: Weather aids condition of cereal crops

In terms of a crops update, most cereal crops are in excellent condition with the weather playing a key role...

April 25, 2022

In-field sap testing recommended for high value crops

In-field sap testing recommended for high value crops

The in-field sap testing of high value crops, such as potatoes and beet, is now being recommended by agronomists as...

April 23, 2022

Tillage: Now is the last chance to plant spring cereal crops

Tillage: Now is the last chance to plant spring cereal crops

Farmers wishing to plant spring cereal crops this year have a week, or thereabouts, to get the job completed. Otherwise,...

April 22, 2022

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Protect your investment with Inatreq

Protect your investment with Inatreq

In the latest instalment of Terrachem’s Crop Watch video series, John Mulhare and Robert Beattie of Terrachem discuss Inatreq Active....

April 19, 2022

Crops update: Growth rates on track and disease levels moderate

Crops update: Growth rates on track and disease levels moderate

The latest crops update by Teagasc confirms that growth rates are pretty much on track and disease levels are moderate....

April 15, 2022

Winter barley – it’s time to get moving on plant nutrition

Winter barley – it’s time to get moving on plant nutrition

April is the month when winter barley crops develop the fastest and the demand for plant nutrition is at its...

April 11, 2022

Tillage farmers urged to review all costs now

Tillage farmers urged to review all costs now

Tillage farmers are being urged to review all their costs now amid the uncertainty over input prices, Teagasc tillage specialist,...

April 11, 2022

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Crops Watch: A grower’s experience using Uplift ATG: Maximising returns from inputs

Crops Watch: A grower’s experience using Uplift ATG: Maximising returns from inputs

John Mulhare from Terrachem speaks to tillage farmer Ger Byrne from Kilkenny about his experience using Terrachem’s biostimulant, Uplift ATG.

April 6, 2022

Tillage Incentive Scheme: An expensive decision to plough up grassland?

Tillage Incentive Scheme: An expensive decision to plough up grassland?

Grassland used for the recently announced, Tillage Incentive Scheme (TIS) must be inherently fertile. That’s according to the most recent...

April 4, 2022

Will merchants and banks be willing to finance Tillage Incentive Scheme?

Will merchants and banks be willing to finance Tillage Incentive Scheme?

With maize crops costing up to €1,000/ac to grow, will merchants and the banks be willing to finance the Tillage...

April 4, 2022

What is in the Tillage Incentive Scheme for specialist arable farmers?

What is in the Tillage Incentive Scheme for specialist arable farmers?

The latest edition of the Tillage Edge podcast features a discussion on the implementation of the new Tillage Incentive Scheme...

April 4, 2022

Tillage: Applying slurry to growing crops

Tillage: Applying slurry to growing crops

The issue of applying slurry to growing crops is a subject that is now front and foremost in many tillage...

March 30, 2022