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Winter crop update and the actions for the next few weeks

On this week’s episode of the Tillage Edge podcast, Michael Hennessy speaks to Ciaran Collins and Shay Phelan, Teagasc Tillage Specialists, about the progress of the main winter crops and the most urgent jobs to be completed.

Both winter oilseed rape and winter barley have started to grow and many farmers are either getting back into fields or are anxiously waiting for soils to dry out.  

Ciaran Collins talked about the need to get some nitrogen on winter barleys in light soils over the next few days and also pointed to the risks of lodging this year. 

Shay Phelan told the podcast that applying nitrogen to oilseed rape with GAI of one or less is now overdue. Shay also added that time is running out to control light leaf spot in oilseed rape as flower buds are starting to come through the canopy.

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