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Tillage Update 30th September 2021

Mark Plunkett, Soil & Plant Nutrition Specialist outlines seeding rates for sowing winter cereals. As we move into the window for planting winter cereals it is important to take into account seed thousand grain weights to ensure correct seeding rates.

Check seeding rates for winter cereals

See seed rate tables below for barley, wheat & oats.

 *Note:TGW DAFM Rec list data. Check TGW on bag before sowing

Pre-emergence Weed control in Winter Cereals

Weed control is one of the first jobs that needs to be completed after a crop has been planted with a number of options available and on this week’s Tillage Edge podcast, tillage specialists Shay Phelan and Ciaran Collins join Michael Hennessy to discuss this topic in more detail. 

Calibrating the seed drill 

Watch the video below as Shay Phelan demonstrates how to accurately calibrate a seed drill before sowing.

The importance of TGW in calculating seed rates

In the video below Shay Phelan advises why it is important to use the thousand grain weight to calculate seed rates for cereals. 

National Potato day 2021

National Potato day 2021 takes place on Friday October 1st. It's a day to celebrate all that is great about Ireland's favourite vegetable. Bord Bia in conjunction with many of our leading potato companies are running numerous events throughout the country, so watch out on social media for events in your area. To see more details as well as some delicious potato based recipes check out the link here Bord Bia Potato recipies 

Find out more information and advice from the Teagasc Crops team hereThe Teagasc Crops Specialists issue an article on a topic of interest to tillage farmers every Thursday on Teagasc Daily