Tillage Update March 2023
March has arrived and along with it more dry and mild conditions have followed. In typical Irish fashion we straight away think this means bad weather will soon follow. Saying that there has already been plenty of work done in fields across the country. Whether that be the tidying up of weeds, the spreading of fertiliser or the ploughing of ground. Spring 2023 looks to be a forward one. At this stage as weather has allowed it most winter crops should have their 40 units of nitrogen put on typically in the form of a compound with 4 bags of 10-5-25+S being a popular choice as it will insure that the crop will meet its P and K requirement. The Department of Agriculture has released its cereal recommended list for 2023. There are three new varieties on the spring barley recommended list which moved up from the provisional list. Geraldine (104) , Amity (104) and Skyway (105) all score well across the board and are available from Liffey Mills. The uptake of beans and peas in rotations continuous to rise. Plenty of beans have already been sown due to favourable conditions and peas will follow very shortly if they haven’t already done so. Contact your local Liffey Mills agronomist to discuss your next step on winter crops and also and any queries on spring seed.
As we had a very mixed Autumn it means that not all crops received a herbicide post spraying. It is important to get out and inspect your crops and identify which weeds are present. The control of grass weeds is nearly gone out the window at this stage so focus on your broad leaved weeds.
|Zypar||Winter + Spring Wheat,Barley||Arylex + Florasulam||1l/ha||Chickweed, Mayweed, Poppy, Groundsel|
|Pixxaro||Winter + Spring Wheat, Barley||Arylex + Fluroxypyr||.5l/ha||Cleavers, Resistant Chickweed, Poppy|
|Minstrel||Winter + Spring Wheat, Barley + Oats||Fluroxypyr||Common Chickweed, Knotgrass|
|Broadway Star||Winter Wheat, Rye + Triticale||Pyroxsulan + Florasulam||265g/ha||Wild Oats, Ryegrasses, Bromes|
|Galaxy||Winter Wheat, Barley + Oats||Fluroxypyr + Florasulam + Clopyralid||1l/ha||Creeping Thistle, Corn Marigold, Vol OSR, Mayweed.|