grass weeds

Grassland weeds becoming a problem for entire tillage sector

Grassland weeds becoming a problem for entire tillage sector

According to Enable Conservation Tillage (ECT) advisor, John Mahon, grassland weeds represent a problem for the entire tillage sector. Speaking...

January 21, 2022

Controlling grass weeds:  when to press the reset button

Controlling grass weeds: when to press the reset button

Teagasc tillage specialists have confirmed that on farms where heavy infestations of autumn germinating grass weeds have developed, the only...

July 9, 2021

Rat’s-tail fescue – another grass weed we don’t need

Rat’s-tail fescue – another grass weed we don’t need

Farmers in the UK are being asked to assist in a new study looking at the spread of rat’s-tail fescue,...

June 17, 2021

Videos launched to help farmers identify grass weeds in crops

Videos launched to help farmers identify grass weeds in crops

Teagasc has unveiled a series of videos to aid farmers and industry professionals to identify the most important grass weeds...

March 29, 2021

Think carefully about your seed source

Think carefully about your seed source

Tillage farmers are making the most of the drier weather at present and some are taking the opportunity to plant...

October 18, 2020

When do grass weeds emerge?

When do grass weeds emerge?

Knowing when grass weeds germinate and emerge is a key factor in knowing how to control those weeds and plan...

October 5, 2020

Early herbicide application for best control on winter cereals

Early herbicide application for best control on winter cereals

Pre-emergence is the best way to control grass weeds in winter cereals. However, it’s not always practical to achieve as...

October 2, 2020

Tackling a brome problem with more grass

Tackling a brome problem with more grass

Many farmers across the country have planted grass margins as part of the Green, Low-Carbon, Agri-Environment Scheme (GLAS). The margins...

August 31, 2020

Cleared fields allow stale seedbed to be created

Cleared fields allow stale seedbed to be created

Straw will be easily cleared from many fields this year as yields are back dramatically in many areas and once...

August 17, 2020

Take note of grass weeds from the combine

Take note of grass weeds from the combine

When combines return to the fields it might be a good idea to take note of grass weeds you see...

July 31, 2020

No easy answer to secondary growth in spring barley

No easy answer to secondary growth in spring barley

Secondary growth – it’s the conversation starter among tillage farmers these days. “What are we going to do with all...

July 28, 2020

Test grass weeds for herbicide resistance

Test grass weeds for herbicide resistance

Most farmers have grass weed problems – big or small – on their farms and need to be proactive in...

July 12, 2020

Time to take stock in cereal crops

Time to take stock in cereal crops

As cereal growers across the country finish up spraying for the season and turn toward harvest preparations, now is a...

June 17, 2020

Keep brome, black grass and other weeds under control in margins

Keep brome, black grass and other weeds under control in margins

Grasses are in full flower along roadsides, under hedges and in field margins at present. When out for a walk...

June 7, 2020

Mapping, rogueing and controlling grass weeds

Mapping, rogueing and controlling grass weeds

As fungicide applications get under control and farmers prepare machinery for harvest, this time of year is also a time...

June 6, 2020

Winter cereals: Weed control options in March

Winter cereals: Weed control options in March

Control of grass weeds in winter cereals is most successful when used in the autumn. If a herbicide is not...

March 16, 2020

Think black-grass isn’t that big a deal? Think again

Think black-grass isn’t that big a deal? Think again

Black-grass is a serious grass weed which has the ability to devastate the cereal industry in Ireland if it is...

August 26, 2019

Cultivation depth essential in stale seedbed

Cultivation depth essential in stale seedbed

There’s a lot more to creating a stale seedbed than just tilling up the ground. Knowing the grass weeds that...

August 22, 2019