In the Fields: growth stages, wild oats and some diseases
Andy Doyle
Weather continues to restrict growth potential but crops continue to develop, making inputs essential as flag leaves begin to appear on winter barley crops.
19 December 2021 News
Frost tolerance a concern in Black Sea areas
There are now concerns for frost tolerance, in particular Black Sea winter cereals.
24 November 2021 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: farming father-and-son relationships are unique
Father-son relationships can be a bit tenuous at the best of times and Max and I are no different to anyone else in this regard, writes Gerald Potterton.
Tillage Management: planting virtually finished but watch BYDV risk
Good establishment and good backend growth point to the potential risk from BYDV infection.
17 November 2021 Husbandry
Winter cereal area sees slight increase
A possible increase in home saved seed following the good harvest makes it more difficult to get a good handle on the winter crop area planted.
17 November 2021 News
Target early herbicide for general weed control
Weed control has been pushed towards pre-emerge treatment to tackle grass weeds. There are many pre-emerge options for wheat but fewer for the other cereals, write Andy Doyle and Stephen Robb.
20 October 2021 Husbandry
Tillage Management: finish planting and spraying in the coming week
With air and soil temperatures above normal, one should keep drilling for as long as possible and expect good establishment.
13 October 2021 Husbandry
Tillage Management: focus on getting winter crops planted
October is a very safe planting time for winter cereals and the emphasis should be on getting wheat and barley planted now, with the latest planting left for wheat.
29 September 2021 Husbandry
Tillage Management: sowing to burst into full swing
Tillage farmers will be making the most of the good weather over the coming week. Winter barley will be the main order of business.
22 September 2021 Husbandry
Two new recommended barleys and one wheat
The 2022 recommended lists of winter cereals contain two new winter barley varieties and one new winter wheat.
8 September 2021 News
Fertiliser prices continue to soar
Hopes of lower fertiliser prices during August have not materialised with manufacturers applying further price hikes
4 August 2021 Northern Ireland
Early harvest provides great opportunity to plant oilseed rape
Cereal growers are being urged to get a break crop into the rotation this year, writes Declan O’Brien.
4 August 2021 News