Native Oaks vulnerable to non-native moth
Irish trees are battling Dutch elm disease, ash dieback and horse chestnut bleeding canker, but Niamh Kelly warns readers to also be vigilant for the oak processionary moth species.
5 June 2022 Management
Vaccinating and dosing – don’t forget the dog
The Irish Farmers Journal veterinary team outlines everything you need to know to keep your dog healthy and in prime working condition.
1 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.
Season begins for external parasite control in sheep
Blowfly protection is the greatest concern for a large cohort of farmers, but tick control and deterring head flies are also important factors for many.
18 May 2022 Sheep handling
TB eradication can’t be ‘done on the cheap’ - ICSA
ICSA animal health and welfare chair Hugh Farrell says that the Government is “penny pinching” in its approach to eradicating TB.
13 May 2022 News
Decisions around the 'T1' on winter wheat
With stem extension under way in most winter wheat crops, it is time to consider the products to use and timing for the T1 fungicide treatment.
20 April 2022 Husbandry
Tillage Management: emphasis swings back to fertilisation and husbandry
With most spring crops now emerged, the emphasis swings to early nitrogen application and herbicides and PGRs are now important on many winter cereals.
20 April 2022 Husbandry
Managing disease control in barley
Disease control in barley may seem predictable and straightforward but, in many ways it needs more complex consideration than disease control in wheat, write Steven Kildea and Deirdre Doyle of Teagasc
13 April 2022 Crop protection
Managing the risk of further fungicide resistance
Cereal growers have a lot to content with this year but essential measures to ensure the continued effectiveness of our limited fungicide arsenal must not be forgotten, writes Steven Kildea.
13 April 2022 Crop protection
A year like no other before
Escalating costs in a war-torn Europe should prompt a rethink on how EU policies have shaped our agriculture and our real concerns for food security.
13 April 2022 Crop protection
Prolonged activity, low rate and more diseases: Adepidyn
The advent of Adepidyn will bring another very useful disease control tool to the market, if and when it arrives.
13 April 2022 Crop protection
In the Fields: growth stages, wild oats and some diseases
Weather continues to restrict growth potential but crops continue to develop, making inputs essential as flag leaves begin to appear on winter barley crops.
13 April 2022 Crops