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Crop Update and action to be completed in crops now

Ciarán Collins and Shay Phelan, who are both Tillage Specialists in Teagasc, joined the Tillage Edge podcast this week to discuss the crop management actions needed on farms in the coming weeks.

Crops are racing through their growth stages and many crops require critical inputs to ensure they reach their yield potential.

Ciarán commented that winter barley is at the ideal growth stage to apply a growth regulation and growers should assess their crops as soon as they can.  

Shay talked about the importance of holding the first fungicide in winter wheat until the third last leaf has emerged as this sets up the fungicide programme for the rest of the year. 

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