Monthly Archives: May 2021

Best opening start in a very long time

brown grass field under cloudy sky

“A GOOD rainfall event like this gives us an opportunity to get some weeds up for a good knockdown and is also beneficial for our sheep.” That was the view of Corrigin cropping and sheep farmer Steven Bolt after he recorded 36-48 millimetres across his farm by last Thursday morning. This was boosted by a further 27mm later that day.

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Management priorities for spring-sown crops

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Teagsc’s Eoin Lyons reported from just outside Enniscorthy on the progress made by a malting barley crop – variety Laureate – sown out on March 18. “Plant counts are on target at around 300 per square metre. Nitrogen (N) management is key in crops destined for the distilling market,” he said. “The target is to get a grain protein of

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