Herbicides

Eurostat: Sales of pesticides in Ireland drop by 20%

Eurostat: Sales of pesticides in Ireland drop by 20%

The volume of sales of pesticides in Ireland has decreased by around 20% in the past decade, according to a...

May 3, 2022

Herbicides – 78% of plant-protection products sold in 2020

Herbicides – 78% of plant-protection products sold in 2020

According to data published today (Tuesday, April 5) by the Central Statistics Office (CSO), herbicides were the main type of...

April 5, 2022

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

Lemken combines mechanical weed control and herbicide spraying

Lemken combines mechanical weed control and herbicide spraying

Herbicide application rates within vegetable crops can be reduced substantially through the use of mechanical weed control between rows while...

December 29, 2021

Weed control in winter cereals at early post-emergence

Weed control in winter cereals at early post-emergence

Where a pre-emergent herbicide has not been used on recently planted winter cereals, Teagasc is recommending the application of a...

November 8, 2021

The case for pre-emergent herbicides

The case for pre-emergent herbicides

Teagasc tillage specialists are advising that pre-emergent herbicides can provide a better opportunity to get on top of difficult weeds,...

October 12, 2021

Existing chemistries still important in controlling herbicide-resistant weeds

Existing chemistries still important in controlling herbicide-resistant weeds

According to Life Scientific UK and Ireland country manager, Ruth Stanley, existing chemistries can still play a role in controlling...

September 16, 2021

Water quality can REAP rewards from environmentally friendly farming

Water quality can REAP rewards from environmentally friendly farming

Certain elements of the Results-based, Environmental-Agri Pilot Project (REAP) can help farmers to safeguard drinking-water and improve its quality. With...

July 2, 2021

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

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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 Crops Watch Margaret Murphy advises beet growers on a T2 herbicide strategy.

May 18, 2020

Spraying grass? Adhere to good practice

Spraying grass? Adhere to good practice

MCPA accounted for 63% of all pesticide exceedances in Irish water supplies in 2019. Fluroxypyr and 2-4D were among the...

April 13, 2020

Get mapping your grass weeds

Get mapping your grass weeds

Grass weeds can escalate into a serious problem on tillage farms. Black-grass, scutch, canary grass, annual meadow grass, the list...

July 7, 2019

2018…when the hoe came back in fashion on the tillage tramlines

2018…when the hoe came back in fashion on the tillage tramlines

2018, in some ways, signalled a new era for the tillage sector. There was a move back to older farming...

December 25, 2018

Cover crops are not controlling black-grass

Cover crops are not controlling black-grass

If you have black-grass on your farm, ensure that you take the proper steps to control it. A recent study...

August 31, 2018

Don’t ignore black grass…control it

Don’t ignore black grass…control it

Black grass is becoming more and more prevalent in Ireland. Control of this invasive weed should be a top priority...

July 6, 2018

Tillage management: Herbicide options for winter crops

Tillage management: Herbicide options for winter crops

Poor ground conditions over the winter left many crops without a herbicide. Although farmers are eager to get out with...

March 23, 2018

Video: Taking the hardship out of weeding with a robot

Video: Taking the hardship out of weeding with a robot

RTK Farming has become a distributor for a robotic weeder. The ‘Oz weeding robot’ is a product of French company Naio...

December 14, 2017