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Crop information for tillage farming from the Irish Farmers Journal

The Irish Farmers Journal is dedicated to providing advice and management information to tillage farmers to enhance crop growth and harvests.
Those who calmly assess where their comparative advantage lies and develop accordingly, should be able to ride out most storms in bad times and do well on average.
By Matt Dempsey on 20 July 2017
Stephen Robb looks at the candidate varieties and seed availability for 2017 winter planting.
By Contributor on 13 July 2017
Adjusted 2016 area figures alter the 2017 area changes, but not significantly.
By Andy Doyle on 29 June 2017
For the third year in a row, the area sown to mainstream field crops has decreased.
By Andy Doyle on 22 June 2017
A combination of good timing and drier than normal weather has helped to keep crops free of septoria but dryness is now reported as a problem in north Dublin.
By Andy Doyle on 01 June 2017
While some crops still show signs of a difficult start, most spring and winter crops show good yield potential – if the remainder of the season is kind to them.
By Andy Doyle on 01 June 2017
The availability of grants for grain storage under the new TAMS for tillage scheme will generate an amount of interest in both new store construction and the installation of handling equipment.
By Andy Doyle on 03 June 2017
With all acres now designated to specific crops, growers must use the market to guide a range of management decisions.
By Andy Doyle on 11 May 2017
Brisk demand for seed for spring-sown crops would suggest that the total spring planted crop area for 2017 is broadly similar to or only slightly lower than last year.
By Andy Doyle on 04 May 2017
Laws now govern the purchase, storage, usage, and record keeping of weed, disease, and insect control products. Pat O'Toole sets out 10 rules to remember.
By Pat O'Toole on 04 May 2017
I was relieved that it was not a wild oats infestation which would be much more difficult to cure - buying certified seed actually means something.
By Matt Dempsey on 04 May 2017
GLAS, plus a genuine interest by some to improve the health of their soils, has resulted in a high level of interest in catch or cover crops, but there are still many knowledge gaps.
By Andy Doyle on 27 April 2017
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