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Role of Applying Pre-Harvest Glyphosate

Applying pre-harvest glyphosate to a crop will give the most effective long-term control of scutch, thistles, etc. The best results are achieved when the weeds are actively growing in moist soils. Leaving glyphosate application until mid-September will miss some of the shoots that did not emerge after the harvest.

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Spring Crop Weed Control

According to Michael Hennessy, Teagasc Tillage Specialist, excellent weed control can be achieved by all growers - but some basic knowledge is required. When inspecting the crop bring a picture of weeds at various growth stages with you when walking crops and identify these weeds as you go.

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Summer Mastitis - Management and Prevention

Summer mastitis predominately occurs during the warm summer months,  but the term is used to describe the mastitis which occurs in dry cows and heifers at pasture. Summer Mastitis is a separate problem from the normal mastitis or somatic cell count challenge in dairy herds.

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The Importance of using Certified Seed

Certified Seed can be purchased through local agri merchants such as RED MILLS and comes with a guaranteed germination which ensures the best possible start to the crop. It is pure of variety and free of weed seeds, reducing growing costs and guaranteeing the grain buyer a consistent quality.

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Typical Dosing and Vaccination Requirement Pre-Housing

At autumn time, farmers are considering what to dose and vaccinate stock with around housing. This decision should be done in conjunction with a vet. They will set you in the right direction regarding any tests that could be carried out within your herd to establish exposure to particular diseases.

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