Fungicides

Disease control update for wheat crops

Disease control update for wheat crops

Septoria is very visible in most winter wheat crops at the present time. But disease levels remain relatively low, according...

June 11, 2022

Late season disease control in spring barley crops now a priority

Late season disease control in spring barley crops now a priority

Spring barley crops are demonstrating tremendous potential to produce excellent yields over the coming months. But putting in place an...

June 10, 2022

NI cereal crops ahead of normal for time of year

NI cereal crops ahead of normal for time of year

College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (CAFRE) tillage advisors are confirming that most cereal crops in Northern Ireland are...

May 10, 2022

Availability of new fungicides to control disease in winter wheat

Availability of new fungicides to control disease in winter wheat

According to tillage specialists, the introduction of new fungicides to control disease in winter wheat is welcome news. However fungicide...

May 9, 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

Management priorities for winter wheat crops

Management priorities for winter wheat crops

Most winter wheat crops around the country are reportedly looking well at the present time – a consequence of the...

April 12, 2022

Resistance emerging to key light leaf spot fungicide

Resistance emerging to key light leaf spot fungicide

The fungus responsible for light leaf spot, an important disease of oilseed rape, is showing increasing resistance to azole fungicides...

August 18, 2021

Wheat DNA shows visually clean crops had high levels of Septoria

Wheat DNA shows visually clean crops had high levels of Septoria

2020 was a relatively low-pressure disease year for cereal crops, although rain in June did bring a late surge to...

August 23, 2020

New fungicide shows potential

New fungicide shows potential

As the chemical tools in plant protection reduce and others inevitably lose effectiveness over time it is important to keep...

August 4, 2020

Ireland’s pesticide purchases plummet by 28%

Ireland’s pesticide purchases plummet by 28%

Ireland reduced its pesticide sales by 28% from 2011 to 2018 according to data from Eurostat. Ireland had the second...

June 5, 2020

Stressed spring barley and the final fungicide

Stressed spring barley and the final fungicide

Awns are out on spring barley crops across the country and while disease pressure has been low it is important...

June 3, 2020

Chlorothalonil to be used up by next Tuesday

Chlorothalonil to be used up by next Tuesday

Next Tuesday, May 19, is the last day that Irish tillage farmers may use chlorothalonil. The product’s use is banned...

May 14, 2020

Tillage focus: Mixing varieties, reducing chemicals and direct drilling in Co. Louth

Tillage focus: Mixing varieties, reducing chemicals and direct drilling in Co. Louth

Companion cropping, direct drilling, promoting bio-diversity, reducing chemical use and mixing varieties – it’s all in a day’s work for...

April 22, 2019

Tillage management: Fungicide application on winter cereals

Tillage management: Fungicide application on winter cereals

The recent cold spell has given farmers some breathing space in winter crop management. Crop growth and disease were slowed...

April 13, 2019

Chlorothalonil going under the knife…hear the differing views

Chlorothalonil going under the knife…hear the differing views

Chlorothalonil is expected to go under the hammer at EU commission level this month. The product will most likely face...

March 7, 2019

Diary dates: Keep up with the latest trial work at upcoming tillage events

Diary dates: Keep up with the latest trial work at upcoming tillage events

Open days are kicking off as pressure begins to ease on tillage farms for a short while. Most final fungicides...

June 23, 2018

Septoria sensitivity to SDHIs and azoles continues to decline

Septoria sensitivity to SDHIs and azoles continues to decline

The sensitivity of septoria to SDHIs and azoles is eight and 14 times lower, respectively, than what it was in...

February 9, 2018

‘Low resistance risk fungicide programmes must become the norm’

‘Low resistance risk fungicide programmes must become the norm’

Low resistance risk fungicide programmes must be adopted universally to prolong the efficacy of cereal chemistry in the UK, delegates...

December 26, 2017