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Feeding in summer drought conditions

Although there is rain forecast parts of the country may get little or no rain. Teagasc specialist Joe Patton has advice regarding grass and feeding in drought conditions

21 May 2020
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Do we need to call on the lessons learned in the summer of 2018?

There is rain expected in the west and northwest over the next few days. This will help alleviate the current Soil Moisture Deficit somewhat. The east coast is expected to see very little rain. Teagasc Specialist Martina Harrington has some advice

21 May 2020
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Tillage Update - 21st May

This week there are updates on the impact on crops of below average rainfall; common nutrient deficiencies in crops; watch videos on chocolate spot control in beans and weed control in fodder beet; listen to the latest podcast on grass weeds. By Mark Plunkett, Soil & Plant Nutrition Specialist

21 May 2020
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Why monitor water quality so often?

The Agricultural Catchments Programme (ACP) has been monitoring water quality in the river outlets of six catchments every 10 minutes for over 10 years. By Per-Erik Mellander and ACP team.

20 May 2020
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Bull Safety

Bulls are dangerous animals. They must be treated with caution and respect even when they seem to be good tempered. John McNamara and Francis Bligh, Teagasc Health & Safety Specialists explain further.

20 May 2020
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Why are sugar and nitrate levels in your silage important?

To ensure good silage fermentation the target sugar content is 3% or higher and this is measured in Teagasc offices using a refractometer. Martina Harrington, Teagasc Beef Specialist tells us more.

20 May 2020
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Blowfly Control in Sheep Flocks

Flystrike is a production limiting, costly and sometimes fatal condition in sheep. When it comes to Blowfly strike the aim should really be to prevent it from happening in the first place. Michael Gottstein, Head of Sheep Knowledge Transfer, Teagasc tells us more.

19 May 2020
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