Spraying

Controlling grassland weeds now sets up pastures for optimal growth next spring

Controlling grassland weeds now sets up pastures for optimal growth next spring

The weather this spring was not conducive to dealing with grassland weeds. Many, such as docks, thistles, and nettles, have...

August 29, 2021

Scottish growing sector faces pros and cons due to mixed weather

Scottish growing sector faces pros and cons due to mixed weather

Following an exceptionally dry spring in 2020, many were hoping for a more ‘normal’ spell of spring weather in 2021....

May 16, 2021

Farmers and suppliers join forces to thank NHS

Farmers and suppliers join forces to thank NHS

A group of farmers and equipment manufacturers have joined forces to thank the NHS and farming industry in the largest...

April 25, 2020

Why farmers should keep to a maximum speed of 10km/hr when spraying crops

Why farmers should keep to a maximum speed of 10km/hr when spraying crops

Keeping to a maximum speed of 10km/hr and maintaining a boom height of 50cm to 75cm when spraying crops was...

January 13, 2017

10 things to check on your sprayer before you have it tested

10 things to check on your sprayer before you have it tested

Under the Sustainable Use Directive (SUD) all boom sprayers greater than 3m and all blast and orchard sprayers must be...

September 9, 2016

Restrictions on glyphosate use across the EU come into force today

Restrictions on glyphosate use across the EU come into force today

New restrictions around the conditions regarding the use of glyphosate, the main chemical ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, come into force...

August 22, 2016

See the latest Lemken sprayers in action at the Suir Sprayers open evening

See the latest Lemken sprayers in action at the Suir Sprayers open evening

Suir sprayers will host a demonstration evening for the mounted and trailed Lemken sprayers at its headquarters in Passage Cross,...

May 15, 2016

European Commission set to re-licence Roundup

European Commission set to re-licence Roundup

The European Commission looks set to re-licence Glyphosate the worlds most widely used and controversial weedkiller. According to reports in...

February 26, 2016

Amazing video captures 36m wide boom spraying tulips

Amazing video captures 36m wide boom spraying tulips

A farmer spraying a field of pink tulips in the Netherlands has been filmed by a drone and the contrast...

May 22, 2015

Great guide to new rules around using pesticides

Great guide to new rules around using pesticides

The introduction of the Sustainable Use Directive (SUD) has created many questions for farmers and Teagasc staff over recent months. Many...

May 17, 2015

Widely-used Monsanto herbicide probably causes cancer – WHO

Widely-used Monsanto herbicide probably causes cancer – WHO

One of the most commonly used herbicides by farmers all over the country probably has the potential to cause cancer...

March 28, 2015