herbicide

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

Post-emergence herbicide options on winter cereals

Post-emergence herbicide options on winter cereals

Wet weather has prevented many farmers from making it to the field with the sprayer with a pre-emergence herbicide on...

November 1, 2020

Winter planting: The drills are out in force

Winter planting: The drills are out in force

Tillage farmers across the country are making the most of the drier weather this week. While some farmers have continued...

October 15, 2020

Caution needed with herbicide on oilseed rape

Caution needed with herbicide on oilseed rape

Many farmers are taking the opportunity to plant winter oilseed rape while weather conditions allow this week. The usual advice...

September 15, 2020

CROPS WATCH: Keep ahead of weeds in beet to ensure a clean crop

CROPS WATCH: Keep ahead of weeds in beet to ensure a clean crop

In this installment of the Crops Watch series in association with TerraChem, Margaret Murphy gives some advice on controlling weeds...

May 17, 2020

CROPS WATCH: Splitting the first herbicide on beet

CROPS WATCH: Splitting the first herbicide on beet

TerraChem agronomist, John Mulhare, intends to split the first herbicide application on this beet crop, as he does every year....

May 4, 2019

Pre-emergence best control option for grass weed control

Pre-emergence best control option for grass weed control

Winter cereals are being drilled into the ground all over the country. The focus at present is on getting crops...

October 8, 2018

Pregnancy test for blackgrass…how does it work?

Pregnancy test for blackgrass…how does it work?

Researchers in Newcastle University have used technology from human pregnancy tests to identify the level of herbicide resistance in blackgrass....

June 21, 2018

The countdown is on for spring beans

The countdown is on for spring beans

The cut-off point for spring beans is nearing closer. While some growers will sow the crop into early April, many...

March 24, 2018

It’s time to come up with a glyphosate alternative

It’s time to come up with a glyphosate alternative

The glyphosate issue seems to buck the trend when it comes to our farm industry leaders proclaiming that Irish agriculture...

December 4, 2017

Major challenge posed by Black Grass and Brome Grass

Major challenge posed by Black Grass and Brome Grass

Agri-Food and Biosciences’ Institute (AFBI) plant scientists are becoming increasingly concerned about the growing threat posed by Black Grass and...

May 24, 2017

Weeds a fast-growing problem in late-sown spring barley

Weeds a fast-growing problem in late-sown spring barley

Late-sown spring barley crops will require treatment with herbicide to knock out weeds over the coming days. That is according...

May 23, 2017

Winter wheat crops now at the flag leaf stage

Winter wheat crops now at the flag leaf stage

Most winter wheat crops have reached Growth Stage 32, according to Teagasc tillage advisor Marianne Mulhall. “This represents full flag...

May 22, 2017

Two new herbicides for grassland farmers

Two new herbicides for grassland farmers

Dow AgroSciences has launched two new grassland herbicides for farmers in Ireland to use this spring. Leystar is designed to...

March 20, 2017

Has Germany put the kibosh on next week’s EU glyphosate vote?

Has Germany put the kibosh on next week’s EU glyphosate vote?

Germany looks set to abstain in an EU vote next week on the continued use of glyphosate in weed killers,...

May 15, 2016

Syngenta looks to greater seed profitability as sales drop

Syngenta looks to greater seed profitability as sales drop

Group sales of Swiss agrochemical and seed manufacturer Syngenta dropped to $3.7 billion for the first quarter of 2016, according...

April 23, 2016

Poll shows most Europeans want glyphosate banned

Poll shows most Europeans want glyphosate banned

Two-thirds of Europeans want glyphosate banned according to a poll by the international market research firm YouGov. According to the...

April 12, 2016

Herbicide reduction can maintain crop yields, new research shows

Herbicide reduction can maintain crop yields, new research shows

Research carried out by the European Commission’s “Science for Environment Policy” suggests a herbicide-light approach to farming does not have...

February 10, 2016