Weeds

New international partnership established to combat weeds

New international partnership established to combat weeds

An international group of scientists and industry professionals, including Rothamsted Research, has launched an ambitious new project to combat weeds...

April 19, 2021

The threat of weeds now greater than at any time in human history

The threat of weeds now greater than at any time in human history

Using data from the world’s longest-running experiment – the Rothamsted Research Broadbalk wheat trial in Hertfordshire in the UK – the researchers...

March 29, 2021

Getting to grips with rushes and other weeds in grassland

Getting to grips with rushes and other weeds in grassland

By Ivan Kelly, Teagasc advisor Grassland weeds are set to escalate over the next few weeks. Rushes thrived in last...

May 16, 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

Is a sprayer that can identify weeds on the way?

Is a sprayer that can identify weeds on the way?

Can you imagine a sprayer that identifies weeds and decides on the most appropriate chemical and rate to apply? Bayer...

December 6, 2017

Video: Reseeding under the microscope in Mayo

Video: Reseeding under the microscope in Mayo

Reseeding is a costly exercise and it can result in an outlay of approximately €250-350/ac to complete. However, when done...

August 21, 2017

Quiz: Think you’re a grass measuring guru? Prove it here!!

Quiz: Think you’re a grass measuring guru? Prove it here!!

Grass measuring is a vital tool used on many Irish farms and at some stage or another some farmers have...

August 28, 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

Six of your weed control questions answered by Teagasc

Six of your weed control questions answered by Teagasc

In late summer, when is the best time to spray for docks in grassland? Spray docks when they are actively...

July 21, 2015