Achieving the distilling spec
With many growers now contractually obliged to grow 30% of their malting barley to distilling specification, understanding the factors which influence protein content is essential writes Stephen Robb.
From the tramlines: harvest moving well but rain returns in places
As the harvest progresses, this week we revisit growers from Carlow, Tipperary and Donegal.
Secondary growth challenging potato crops
Examining potato crops over the past week has shown that sprouting and secondary growth are a real issue up and down the country but the extent of its consequences remain uncertain.
Harvest 2018: winter wheat and spring barley yields perform as expected
Despite rain halting the harvest in places over the past week, good progress is being made with the winter wheat and spring barley harvest.