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PT303     A hybrid variety that contains a unique combination of native multi-genic Sclerotinia tolerance traits. Delivered the highest gross output yields in each of the ...

      Harvest Update Excellent weather conditions allowed growers to harvest winter barley and oats in timely fashion, as crops ripened quickly with the high temperatures. A long ...

The Grain Aphid, Sitobion avenae is a main vector of the Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus (BYDV), a virus that can cause significant yield loss in Irish cereals. In terms of the infection of newly emerging ...

WINTER WHEAT For low soil N indices, a three-split-N programme for winter wheat should be followed, with the first application having being applied in mid-March, main split by GS 31 (first node - ...

Quality must not be compromised over quantity as first cut silages get underway. Regular monitoring of silage swards is just as important as monitoring a grazing sward. The digestibility or ‘DMD’ ...

The inclusion of red clover in grazing or cutting leys is a step towards improving whole farm feed efficiency in ruminant production systems. Clover plants are high in protein and therefore can ...

Liquid Fertiliser has a role to play on both tillage farms and also intensive livestock farms. “N-Rich” is Drummonds top selling liquid fertiliser solution for tillage and grassland farms. Liquid ...

      Agronomy Update Now is a good time to walk the fields and assess any (potential) problems which may have manifested over the course of the growing season. Weeds such as ...

Winter Wheat The critical T1 spray or leaf 3 timing on winter wheat is fast approaching. As leaf 3 is responsible for approximately 10% of yield in winter wheat, the importance of keeping this leaf ...

Managing The Freshly Calved Cow With the spring calving campaign now well under way dairy farms are currently very busy places. With so much to do it is very easy to become immersed in calving and ...

Grass and clover in combination within a mixture produce scientifically proven yield benefits versus the same varieties sown individually. White clover has been selected to withstand being grazed or ...

Drummonds to host Crop Walk on Monday 23rd of May @ 7pm. Drummonds are the leading supplier of cereal seeds, agronomy inputs and agronomic advice in the North East of Ireland. We are holding a ...

      Agronomy Update As the agronomic husbandry of crops finalises into the coming weeks, the next few weeks is a crucial time to walk the fields and assess any (potential) ...

Brassica crops can provide a nutritious and cost effective feed source for cattle and sheep over the winter period. Crops such as Kale and Forage rape are capable of producing high dry matter (DM) ...

Apply a third of your N at drilling, with the rest applied at GS 12. P and K at drilling will help plants to establish quickly and form sufficient root systems that will be needed later to reach soil ...

Understanding the Silage Test Results Silage quality is key to good animal performance, reducing winter feed costs and increasing profitability during the housing period. Grass silage is the basis ...

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