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How this Meath Signpost farmer aims to minimise pesticide use

Vincent Macken is a Tillage Signpost farmer in county Meath and along with his Teagasc advisor, Shane Kennedy, he joined Michael Hennessy on this week’s Tillage Edge podcast to discuss sustainable farming in practice

Vincent said he is developing practices on the farm such as increasing the number of crops in the rotation and focusing on healthy soils, both of which are helping to reduce inputs whilst also maintaining profitability.

Shane Kennedy described some of the practices that Vincent uses on his farm including a farm trial where insecticide use is critically evaluated in terms of BYDV control.  

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