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Wednesday 28 September 2016

Spotlight on spraying and crops

Published 24/06/2015 | 02:30

The Crops and Spraying 2015 open day takes place at Oak Park in Carlow on Wednesday, June 24
The Crops and Spraying 2015 open day takes place at Oak Park in Carlow on Wednesday, June 24

The latest kit, variety trials and crop programmes will all be on show at the Crops and Spraying 2015 open day at Oak Park in Carlow tomorrow, Wednesday 24, according to Teagasc's event coordinator, John Spink.

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Farmers will be able to listen and discuss with the experts all the latest research on the cereals, potatoes and new sugar beet varieties.

In addition, there will be themed exhibits on safety, finance, and a special emphasis on getting your sprayer 'NCT'-ready to comply with new EU directives coming on-stream this year.

This part of the event will feature the latest in GPS and nozzle technology on a host of new machines from the major manufacturers.

There will also be a number of combine manufacturers on hand to demonstrate how to optimise machine settings to minimise grain damage during threshing on crops such as malting barley.

Specialists from both the Department of Agriculture and Teagasc will also be available to discuss the best ways of complying with new crop rotation and biodiversity requirements in CAP, along with forestry options.

Organisers have ensured the equipment and crop programmes will all be laid out to allow people easily stop, start or alter their routes around the stands.

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