Entries by Cooney Furlong Grain Company

Technical Crop Update: Summer 2022

The growing season of 2021/2022 will live long in the memory of cereal growers. Coming off the back of the best harvest in a generation in 2021 where we had the magic mix of yield, price and weather, much needed faith was restored into our sector. All stakeholders were filled with a renewed sense of […]

Controlling Weeds In Grassland

Author: Philip Kennedy    After second cut silage presents an ideal opportunity to control docks and chickweed in grassland. Weeds are soft and growthy after recent fertiliser applications and rain. An actively growing weed takes in chemicals a lot more efficiently, which will help achieve great weed control. Outlined below are various solutions to control […]

Winter crop technical update

Author: George Blackburn    As we move into the second half of February and look towards the beginning of March, our attention must first focus on the winter crops in the ground from autumn 2021. Key management decisions regarding fertiliser and growth regulation in the early stages of spring can have a major bearing on […]

Herbicide resistance in tillage farming

Author: Jimmy Staples   Over the last decade, it has become increasingly difficult to manage some of the pests that we were previously able to control comfortably with plant protection products. This can be attributed to: The loss of key active ingredients due to de-registration A lack of new active ingredients coming onto the market […]

Promoting early calf husbandry

Author: John Bass    Calf husbandry and nutrition are very topical at this time of year with many dairy and beef farmers rearing calves by hand on whole milk or milk replacer. Getting calves off to a good start is critical for their development, their feed conversion efficiency and also their subsequent production. Getting dairy […]

NEW – Terra Range brochure available to download

Target Fertilisers are committed to the future of agriculture in Ireland through fertiliser and sustainable fertiliser usage. They are constantly looking at methods of maximising production through environmentally friendly and efficient uses of fertiliser. As a result, they have joined forces with Brandon Biosciences to develop a new range of sustainable fertiliser products, the Terra […]

Dosing Advice: Combating Lungworm In Your Herd

Author: James O’Neill    Lungworm infections in your herd can cause a severe and often fatal disease that is commonly called hoose. A lungworm infestation is caused by exposure of grazing animals to lungworm larvae on a pasture. The lifecycle of the lungworm is about four weeks long i.e., from the ingestion of larvae to […]