Sunday 16 June 2019

Pat Minnock

Pat Minnock is a Carlow-based agricultural consultant and a member of the ACA and the ITCA.

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Tillage: Cereal growers should consider GLAS 

Winter crops are still looking well, notwithstanding the recent cold spell. Growers should now consider their first fertiliser application, if not already done. Priority should be given to backward crops of winter wheat which should receive approximately 25pc of their total allocation or about 50-60kgs of nitrogen per hectare. If P and K is still to be applied this should be applied immediately, preferably as a compound. Around 15-20kgs of sulphur per hectare should be included in the applications on all cereals.