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Spring cereal weed control and preventing resistance on your farm

Weed control is as important as ever in spring cereals and Ciaran Collins and Shay Phelan, both Tillage specialists in Teagasc, along with Vijaya Bhaskar, a weed researcher in Teagasc, are on this week’s Tillage Edge podcast to chat about the best strategies for weed control in spring cereals.

Shay explains that good control is possible with lower rates but the weeds must be small and the herbicide applied in good growing conditions. Ciaran talks about the importance of wild oat control and how this can be timed correctly, but he cautions about targeting canary grass too early. 

Vijaya Bhaskar talks about herbicide resistant testing. He also encourages farmers to send samples to be tested for free. Click here for instructions on how and when to collect samples.  

For more episodes and information from the Tillage Edge podcast, produced on behalf of Teagasc by LastCastMedia.com, click here.