10% of 2017 straw harvest lost
Teagasc estimates that 10% of straw is still in fields. It won't be baled now as we enter December and spring ploughing commences.
Watch: growers still awaiting final Diquat decision
As the industry awaits a decision on the on renewal of the key desiccant active Diquat, potato growers fear that the loss of active will have serious implications for the management of their crops.
Forage opportunities should be considered - Forum
Teagasc’s Crops Forum in early September majored on the impending fodder crisis and possible long term options for tillage farmers.
From the tramlines: ground conditions remain good as sowing gathers pace (video)
This week we revisit growers from Carlow, Tipperary and Donegal where great progress has been made with autumn planting.