Spraying

Weed control: Now is the time to consider spraying

Weed control: Now is the time to consider spraying

It is around this time in the season, when weeds are young and actively growing, that they are at the...

May 22, 2021

Choosing the correct spray nozzle is very important

Choosing the correct spray nozzle is very important

Teagasc has confirmed that the spend incurred on spray-applied products on modern crop farms can range from €150/ha to €300/ha...

April 26, 2021

New Spray Assist App becomes available in Ireland

New Spray Assist App becomes available in Ireland

A new Spray Assist App is now available in Ireland, which is designed to help sprayer operators select the most...

April 26, 2021

Stuck for a product name or PCS number? Check these lists…

Stuck for a product name or PCS number? Check these lists…

AgriLand has compiled comprehensive lists of herbicides, fungicides, plant growth regulators and insecticides (see below). As always, when applying pesticides farmers...

April 28, 2020

Don’t start to drift when it comes to good spraying

Don’t start to drift when it comes to good spraying

Leaving a cloud of mist behind the sprayer has never been a good thing and in 2020 it is no...

February 28, 2020

Thinking of taking out the sprayer?

Thinking of taking out the sprayer?

Now is the ideal time for farmers to be taking out the sprayer. It is around this time in the season...

May 11, 2019

Pesticide exceedances ‘on the rise’ in Cavan

Pesticide exceedances ‘on the rise’ in Cavan

Exceedances in pesticides are on the increase right across Co. Cavan, with a number of incidents identified in June and...

September 7, 2018

Are you tackling rushes the right way?

Are you tackling rushes the right way?

With increasing detections of MCPA being found in watercourses, the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, the Environmental Protection...

August 3, 2018

MCPA monitoring continues…adhere to the label

MCPA monitoring continues…adhere to the label

MCPA monitoring and sampling is continuing in four priority catchments in counties Longford, Kilkenny and Limerick, as part of an...

June 7, 2018

CROPS WATCH: Spray weeds in beet straight away

CROPS WATCH: Spray weeds in beet straight away

In this installment of CROPS WATCH, John Mulhare, TerraChem agronomist, talks about herbicide rates

May 24, 2018

CROPS WATCH: How to avoid ‘making gravy’ in a spray tank mix

CROPS WATCH: How to avoid ‘making gravy’ in a spray tank mix

As spring crops have been, and are still being sown, late this year, we have yet to find out the...

May 17, 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

Why are split spray applications so important for fodder beet?

Why are split spray applications so important for fodder beet?

Crops-Watch Why are split spray applications so important for fodder beet?

May 22, 2017

CROPS WATCH UPDATE: Focus switches to spraying operations

CROPS WATCH UPDATE: Focus switches to spraying operations

In the second part of the CROPS WATCH series, a collaborative crop monitoring programme between Agriland, Terrachem and Nolan Farming,...

April 19, 2017

EU Sustainable Use Directive on spraying ‘will drive more small farmers out of business’

EU Sustainable Use Directive on spraying ‘will drive more small farmers out of business’

“The latest EU ‘Sustainable Use’ Directive relating to spraying, and the accompanying rules and regulations, will force many farmers to seek...

March 21, 2017

Why farmers should keep to a maximum speed of 10km/hr when spraying crops

Why farmers should keep to a maximum speed of 10km/hr when spraying crops

Keeping to a maximum speed of 10km/hr and maintaining a boom height of 50cm to 75cm when spraying crops was...

January 13, 2017

Have you used a post-emergence spray on new reseeds?

Have you used a post-emergence spray on new reseeds?

Applying a herbicide to a new grass ley is the most cost-effective spray you will use on that field, according...

September 10, 2016

10 things to check on your sprayer before you have it tested

10 things to check on your sprayer before you have it tested

Under the Sustainable Use Directive (SUD) all boom sprayers greater than 3m and all blast and orchard sprayers must be...

September 9, 2016