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Tillage Management: final sprays go on as harvest draws nearer
Andy Doyle
As we move into July the crop protection season is about over, except for rape desiccation and fungicides on beans, and harvest is almost upon us.
27 June 2022 Husbandry
Industry research collaboration to help tackle wireworms
I read with interest about an industry collaboration in the UK to help understand and tackle the growing wireworm problems there, writes Andy Doyle.
22 June 2022 Farm machinery
Amazone UF 02 hits the spot for Tyrone tillage farmer
Gary Abbott visited William Russell of Riverview Farms in Tyrone to find out how the farm’s Amazone UF 2002 and FT 1502 mounted sprayer combination is performing having sprayed over 9,000 acres.
Last treatments being applied as harvest draws nearer
The last of the final fungicides are now being applied on all remaining crops.
22 June 2022 Husbandry
Editorial roundup: the TB of tillage and ACRES of PR but little detail
The case for declaring blackgrass as a noxious weed, little detail in ACRES and why we need to work with the British government on emissions.
22 June 2022 Viewpoints
Tillage Management: kinder weather has helped progress
Drier and calmer weather has made it easier to get out to fields in recent days, and allowed spraying to be carried out.
15 June 2022 Husbandry
Improving risk assessment and detection of wireworm
At the recent World Potato Congress, Martyn Cox explained how we can better understand and assess the risk posed to crops by wireworms.
13 June 2022 Husbandry
Tillage Management: plenty of work to be done
Unsettled weather has made it difficult to get work done, but more settled weather is reported to be on the way.
8 June 2022 Husbandry
Season moving quickly to final sprays
Rapid growth in recent weeks has helped to quickly bring crops to their final fungicide timing.
1 June 2022 Husbandry
Dealing with an untypical winter barley problem
Every day is a school day. New problems still continue to appear which leave one wondering about the causes and the consequence.
25 May 2022 Husbandry
Focus now entirely on plant protection
A few short weeks ago the focus of spring work was on crop planting. Now this is completed and the focus has swung to crop protection.
25 May 2022 Husbandry
Time for fungicides on most crops
The year has taken us quickly into the main fungicide season with the T2 on winter wheat, final sprays on winter barley and fungicides on spring barley and possibly spring oats.
18 May 2022 Husbandry