Dry Weather Advice for Tillage Farmers
Many crops around the country are under considerable moisture stress at the moment. Ciaran Collins Teagasc crops specialist has some timely advice
Your Forest and Your Well Being
Forests can provide a wonderful setting, allowing you to connect with nature and experience a range of positive benefits for the body mind and soul,
Tips & advice for potato agronomy at this time of year
Dr. Denis Griffin, Potato Breeder in Oak Park, Teagasc joined Michael Hennessy on this episode of the Tillage Edge to discuss tips and advice for potato agronomy.
Tillage Update May 28th
Included in this weeks update is the Virtual Crop walk, the variation in spring crops due to rainfall variation, spring beans, grass weeds and the mangold fly in fodder beet,
Timing of the Final Fungicide in Oats
Final fungicide in winter oats is critical to prevent diseases such as mildew and crown rust from infecting the panicle which will affect grain quality and yield.
Teagasc Oak Park Crops Update
In this video we get a quick look at some of the commercial crops in Oak Park in the 3rd week of May with John Hogan & Dermot Forristal outlining some of the crop management strategies to date.
Rewarding forestry and farming working together
Successfully integrating forestry and farming can have rich sustainability dividends. The RDS Teagasc Farm Forestry Award recognises farmers who are leading the way.
Tillage Update - 21st May
This week there are updates on the impact on crops of below average rainfall; common nutrient deficiencies in crops; watch videos on chocolate spot control in beans and weed control in fodder beet; listen to the latest podcast on grass weeds.
Dealing with tillage grass weeds including wild oats and blackgrass
Tillage grass weeds including wild oats and blackgrass were the topic for discussion on this week’s Tillage Edge and Michael Hennessy was joined by Jimmy Staples, manager of the Enable Conservation Agriculture project in Teagasc.
Bonus Ep: Winter Wheat Virtual Crop Walk
On this bonus episode of the Tillage Edge, we're bringing you our virtual crop walk from Oak Park focusing on winter wheat.
The Birch and Alder Improvement Programme
The development of birch as a commercial forestry tree species supports government policy in the desire to increase diversity in Irish forestry. Oliver Sheridan, Forestry Researcher with Teagasc Ashtown, discusses the commercial development of Birch in Ireland on a recent episode of The Research Field Podcast.
Winter Wheat T2 Disease Control
The T2 fungicide applied at flag leaf in winter wheat is hugely important. Steven Kildea, plant pathologist at Oak park explains how to weave your way through this minefield of choice to select the most effective programme.
Early Season Disease Control in Spring Barley
In this video Eoin Lyons, Teagasc Crops explains when the timing is right to apply the first fungicide.
Bonus Ep: Spring Barley Virtual Crop Walk
On this bonus episode of the Tillage Edge, we're bringing you our virtual crop walk from Oak Park focusing on spring barley.
Tillage Update - 14th May
Get the latest advice on winter and spring crops. Watch recordings from the recent Virtual Crop Walk in Teagasc Oak Park and watch a video on the best strategies for wild oat control in cereals. Fill out a grass weeds survey.
Prospects for Crops for the Year Ahead
John Spink, Head of the Crops Environment and Land Use Programme in Teagasc joined Michael Hennessy on this week’s Tillage Edge podcast to chat about the difficulties of getting trials into the ground this year and the prospects for crops for the year ahead.
Bonus Ep: Winter Barley Virtual Crop Walk
On this bonus episode of the Tillage Edge podcast, we're bringing you our virtual crop walk from Oak Park focusing on winter barley.
Looking up in woods - some blue sky thinking
This video asks you to consider the benefits of trees and how we can each play our part in increasing the level of forest cover in Ireland.
Disease Control in Spring Barley
On the Teagasc Tillage Edge podcast this week, Michael Hennessy was joined by Deirdre Doyle, Technologist in Oak Park, Carlow who chatted about disease control in spring barley.
Tillage Update May 7th
Get the latest advice on disease control in cereals and weed control in maize, potatoes and beet. Videos are on timing the final fungicide on winter barley, ramularia control and best practice for weed control in potatoes.
Tillage Newsletter - May 2020
Get the latest information and advice from the Teagasc Crops team. In this month's edition topics include: Winter wheat; beans; Spring barley disease control; Winter oats; products being prohibited in 2020 & Winter barley.
Ramularia Control in Winter Barley
In this video, Steven Kildea, Teagasc Crops discusses when it is time to apply the final spray and also highlights how to protect those leaves that are going to contribute to yield.
Using sprayers efficiently
Your sprayer, whether it’s a large new trailed sprayer or a second-hand unit, has the task of applying the product evenly. Dermot Forristal, Teagasc Crops has some advice on using it efficiently.
Weed Control Strategies in Spring Barley
Eoin Lyons, Teagasc/Boortmalt Joint Programme Advisor joins Michael Hennessy on this week’s episode of The Tillage Edge podcast to discuss weed control strategies in spring barley.
Tillage Update April 29th
Get the latest advice on weed control in spring cereals, using sprayers efficiently and bean weevil control in spring beans. Our latest videos are on wild oat control in cereals, bean weevil in spring beans and using sprayers efficiently.
TILLAGE: Get the latest advice on spring & winter cereals; disease control & plant growth regulator programmes; nitrogen for feed & malting barley. Checkout our Podcast and latest videos.
Springtime in your forest
FORESTRY: Spring is a good time to assess your forest’s condition and plan for the future! Good management will help your trees to realise their full economic and environmental potential. Liam Kelly & Noel Kennedy, Forestry Development Officers.
Tillage Update - April 16th
TILLAGE: Tips on winter cereals; plant growth regulators & disease control advice; nitrogen for malting barley. Podcast on early season disease control in winter wheat. Watch a video on nitrogen timing for spring malting barley.
Fertiliser application: Headland Spreading
CROPS: Headlands make up a large proportion of a field. Headlands often display the greatest variation in fertiliser application.Dermot Forristal outlines why is it important to spread fertiliser evenly on headands?
Crop Improvement and Speed breeding
TILLAGE: PODCAST - Dheeraj Rathore. The Crop Science department in Teagasc Oak Park is focused on developing cost effective cropping systems to support the profitability and environmental sustainability of Irish tillage farmers
Tillage Update - 9 April
TILLAGE: Tips on winter cereals; winter barley nitrogen and disease control advice; growth regulators and diseases; nitrogen for malting barley. VIDEO on winter barley disease control. PODCAST on nitrogen strategies rates
12 ways the Teagasc Forestry Development Department continues to support you
12 different ways the Teagasc Forestry Development Department continues to support you during these difficult times
Teagasc Tillage Update
TILLAGE: Get some tips on spring barley; winter cereals; winter barley nitrogen advice; growth regulators and diseases. Watch videos on the fertiliser application rates required to match off takes and on fertiliser spreader calibration and set up.
COVID-19: Relevant financial supports for Horticultural Producers and their Employees
Teagasc Horticultural Development Department, in producing this short communication, aim to compile information available from the relevant competent authorities (mainly DBEI) regarding relevant financial business supports being made available by government.
Teagasc Tillage Update
TILLAGE: The weather is improving allowing sowing to take place. Get some tips on planting beans. If you are planting spring cereals. plant wheat, oats and malting barley first. Watch the winter barley update and P & K requirements for winter cereals.
COVID-19: Information for Horticultural Producers
HORTICULTURE: Teagasc Horticultural Development Department has compiled a document with information available from the relevant competent authorities and some suggestions for producers to consider in the coming weeks.
How does your forest grow?
FORESTRY: Tree planting is a significant undertaking, the decisions taken at planting time can determine the results over many years. Questions that should be asked and answered prior to planting