Arable April showcased the very best of the tillage industry over the past month.

The initiative was brought to you by the Irish Farmers Journal and the Irish Grain Growers Group (IGGG) with the support of Seedtech.

We have received hundreds of entries to the Arable April photo competition. This week we reveal the winning photos as well as a selection of the best runner-up photos.

Other entries

Seamus Carroll getting ready to spray his KWS Bono hybrid rye in Crossabeg, Co Wexford. Seamus’s picture came in second in this year’s competition.

Luke Thornton in Kildare sowing Planet spring barley being via minimum tillage into ground which had a winter cover crop sown in it. Luke came in third place in this year’s competition.

Gary Kielthy sent in this picture of him finishing off planting for the season. The Kielthys are new entrants into cereals this year.

Eoin McCabe captured this shot of Cillian McCabe planting spring barley in Co Meath.

Lorraine Killen sent in this picture of Killen Bros drilling spring barley in Derry this week.

Abby Auchmuty, 11, using a refractometer to check Brix levels in winter wheat in Co Roscommon. Photo sent in by Mervyn Auchumuty.

Tom Murray of O’Shea Farms sent in this picture of de-stoning ahead of planting Maris Piper on the foot of the Knockmealdowns mountains.

Brian Kenny from Eyrecourt, Co Galway, sent in this photo of him applying Liquid Omex 26N at 330l/ha on Belfry Winter with a New Holland T7200 tractor and a Land Quip sprayer.

James English sent in this picture for Arable April of him spraying winter oil seed rape in Tipperary.