Weed Control

Rat’s-tail fescue – another grass weed we don’t need

Rat’s-tail fescue – another grass weed we don’t need

June 17, 2021

Controlling grassland weed on dairy farms – act now or pay next year

Controlling grassland weed on dairy farms – act now or pay next year

Docks are known to be one of the most troublesome grassland weeds, but did you know that leaving them in...

May 9, 2020

Weed control: When is the best time to spray for best results?

Weed control: When is the best time to spray for best results?

In recent weeks, slurry and fertiliser spreaders have been a common site in the fields, and on the roads in...

April 12, 2020

First major cross-sector review of weed control measures announced

First major cross-sector review of weed control measures announced

Two major British agricultural research organisations have issued a joint call for a review of weed control in UK cropping...

July 11, 2018

Plant protection product given approval for UK use in record time

Plant protection product given approval for UK use in record time

UK herb growers will be able to protect their crops with a new weed control product approved in record time,...

January 4, 2018

Video: ‘Killer’ machine to tackle herbicide resistant weeds

Video: ‘Killer’ machine to tackle herbicide resistant weeds

A weed-killing machine that pulverises weed seeds upon harvest could be a huge step in reducing the amount of chemicals...

July 2, 2017

Best-practice tips for beef and sheep farmers – for May

Best-practice tips for beef and sheep farmers – for May

Best-practice guidelines for beef and sheep farmers during the month of May have been released by the Department of Agriculture,...

May 4, 2017

‘Now is the ideal time to solve weed, pest and disease problems’

‘Now is the ideal time to solve weed, pest and disease problems’

The period between harvest and drilling next season’s crop provides a great opportunity to get on top of weed, pest...

August 31, 2016

Dealing with docks: ‘If you can eliminate them more grass will grow in their place’

Dealing with docks: ‘If you can eliminate them more grass will grow in their place’

The amount of grass grown on farms would increase if farmers eliminated docks from their swards, according to TP Whelehan’s...

July 4, 2016