Teagasc Crop Report

Update No. 4 2022

Update No. 4 2022

Monday 11th April 2022
(Updated Tuesday 19th April 2022)
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Photos of the moment

 

 

1. Brown rust common on winter barley 

2. Spring planting is almost complete

3. BYDV symptoms showing up in winter barley in the South

4. Ensure you sprayer test is in date for 2022. 


Events - Spring Crop Walks

Spring Crop Walks 

Teagasc will run a series of Crop Walks over the coming weeks.

The Teagasc will hold a series of spring crop walks starting on April 20th  Topics covered will be the management of spring and winter cereal crops, as well as beans and oilseed rape.  There will be a specific emphasis on fertiliser use, control of aphids and disease control in crops.

The dates and location of the evens are as follows 

 

County

Date

Location

Eircode

Time

1

Wexford

April 20

Martin & Jamie Whelan, Ballingale, Ballycarney,

Y21H7D4

19.00

2

Carlow

April 21

Fergus Cole, Ballybar, Carlow

R93T0H1

11.00

3

Cork East

April 21

DAFM Farm, Ballyderown, Fermoy.

P61HN32

11.00

4

Tipperary/Kilkenny

April 22

Teagasc, Kildalton College, Piltown.

E32YW08

11.00

5

Dublin

April 22

Ennis Farm, Curragh West Naul Co. Dublin

K32 YV74

11.00

6

Waterford

April 26

Tom Beausang, Glendine via Youghal, Co. Waterford

P36VX82

11.00

7

Kildare north

April 25th 

Philip & Helen Harris, Richardstown, Clane Co. Kildare

W91DR13

19.00

8

Louth/Meath

April 26

Drummonds Trial Site, Termonfeckin, Co. Louth

A92 P110

19.00

9

Kildare/Laois

April 27

Eamon Fennin, Cardington House Athy, Co. Kildare

R14 Y802

10.00

10

Cork West

April 27

Calvert & Keith Smith, Bandon Grammer School

P72 FD36

19.00

11

Kerry

April 28

Ronan Barron Coast Rd, Clashmealcon E, Ballynaskreena, Co. Kerry

V92DR64

11.00

12

Limerick

April 28

Shay Galvin, Banogue, Croom, Co. Limerick

V35 V329

19:00

13

Offaly

April 29

Derek Strong Toberleheen Ballinagar Tullamore, Co. Offaly

R35 WY66

14.30

14

Galway

May 4

Martin Joe Cannon, Rinn, Oranmore, Co. Galway

H91KC56

14.00

15

 Wicklow

May 5

Stuart Fitzgerald, Ballydonnell, Avoca, Co.Wicklow.

A67 PY96

11.00

16

Donegal 

 

TBC

 

 

 


Winter Barley

Winter Barley

Winter barley growth stages are near normal for this time of year. Most crops are at GS 31/32 after a period of slow growth in the last two weeks. Fertiliser is up to date in most crops but growth regulation and disease control has been delayed due to cold and frosty nights. Disease levels are low but brown rust is present in some six row varieties like Bazooka and Belfry. There are reports of BYDV particularly along the south coast. See spring cereals section for more detail on BYDV.   

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Winter Wheat

Winter Wheat

Crop growth has slowed somewhat in the last couple of weeks due to some late frosts. While many crops looked quite advanced a few weeks ago they now seem to be near normal which means for most the leaf 3 fungicide application will be due towards the end of April. The main application of fertiliser is now due on crops as well as growth regulators.

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Winter Oats

Winter Oats

Oat crops are still looking quite "leggy" althoough the internal growth stage is about normal for this time of year. According to the monitor crops table most are at GS 31 at the moment. Crops in the coming weeks will need their final split of nitrogen as well as a growth regulator and a fungicide.

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Spring Cereals

Spring cereals

The sowing of spring cereals is virtually complete. It is expected that there will be an increase in the area of spring cereals due to the Tillage Incentive Scheme with spring barley the main beneficiary. Establishment percentages are good in emerged crops due to good seedbed conditions as a result of a timely spell of dry weather in the second half of March. Control of pests, weeds and fertiliser application will be the priorities for the next few weeks. 

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Potatoes

Potatoes

Planting of maincrop is now in full swing and talking to some growers if the weather continues to be favourable in the next two weeks many will be finished earlier than even last year. Soil temperatures are 1-2 OC above normal and many areas of the country have had little rain since St. Patrick's day so soils are dry.

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Winter Oilseed Rape

Winter Oilseed Rape

Crops are in full flower at the moment and even the crops with lower GAI's at the beginning of spring seem to have grown well through the spring. All nitrogen has been applied except for growers using liquid forms of nitrogen. Disease levels appear to be low.

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Maize & Fodder Beet

Maize & Fodder Beet

Much of this years fodder beet is sown and the sowing of maize will commence in the coming days in southern sheltered sites. 

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Sprayer Testing

Sprayer Testing 

One of the key elements of the sustainable use directive (SUD) is that sprayers must be tested and certified. A properly functioning sprayer is essential to get the best response from plant protection products (PPP’s) and to protect the environment.

Following the introduction of the SUD all boom sprayers > than 3m needed to be tested by 26 November 2016 and the test lasted for 5 years. Therefore there are a large number of sprayers that need to be tested ahead of the 2022 season.

A farmer can find out when the test is due by looking at the sticker placed on the sprayer at the time of initial test.

The interval between inspections shall not exceed five years until 2020 and shall not exceed three years thereafter.

  • Tests completed before 1/1/2020 will be valid for a maximum of 5 years and will expire, at the latest, by 1/1/2023.
  • Tests completed after 1/1/2020 will be valid for a maximum of 3 years.
  • The date (i.e. day and month) of re-testing will be the same day and month as the previous test with the exception of those completed in 2018 and 2019 all of which must be re-tested by 1/1/2023.
Table 1 shows the dates when the next test is due for a sprayer tested between 2014 and 2022.

Date tested

Date next test is due

2014

2019

2015

2020

2016

2021

2017

2022

2018

1/1/2023

2019

1/1/2023

2020

2023

2021

2024

2022

2025

 

See below link to the currently list of DAFM approved Equipment Inspectors :

https://www.pcs.agriculture.gov.ie/sud/equipmentinspectors/


Ag Chem products Withdrawn or going to be withdrawn

Ag Chem products withdrawn or going to be withdrawn

Each year the number of active ingredients gets ever smaller and this year is no exception with more products being with drawn from the market.  

Table 1- Active substances to be withdrawn over the next 18 months 

Active Substance

Revoke date and last date of sale by authorisation holder

Last date of sale by distributors/retailers

Last date of Use

Prochloraz

31/12/2021

30/06/2022

30/06/2023

Cyproconazole

31/05/2021

30/11/2021

22/11/2022

Indoxacarb

19/03/2022

30/06/2022

19/09/2022

Isopyrazam

TBC (Regulation not published yet)

TBC

Q4 2022

 

The full list of products which are being withdrawn can be found here 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Crop Report - App - Android (only)

Crop Report - App - Android (only)

As part of Teagasc commitment to develop the Crop Report we are pleased to announce the launched the Crop Report Android app  (Google Play store) which can be used in all android phones (not Apple devices). 

The App delivers the same content as the website but is in an easier to use format on mobile devices and once the app is loaded onto the mobile device and then the Crop Report is logged into for the first time, then the subsequent log in will  not require a password again ( similar to Twitter, Facebook, etc.) 

 https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ie.teagasccropreport.app

    

Teagasc has an IOS version completed but not available as yet as there are hurdles connected with Apple app structure which we need to overcome.  We hope to have the Apple IOS app available in the coming weeks.