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More virus resistance and tolerance in winter barley
Siobhán Walsh
New winter barley varieties nearly have to carry protection against barley yellow dwarf virus as well as high yield and good grain quality.
New scheme with quotas for nitrates proposed
10 July 2024 Climate and environment
New scheme with quotas for nitrates proposed
A trio of policy experts say that major farm scheme changes are needed to achieve step-wise reductions in water pollution from agriculture.
Hurler is coming off the ditch
10 July 2024 Varieties
Hurler is coming off the ditch
With 14 varieties of spring barley in seed production farmers are spoiled for choice for the 2025 season.
Recommended lists publication needs to be earlier
In recent years the publication of the recommended lists has been delayed and this is impacting on farmers ability to choose varieties with all the information to hand.
10 July 2024 Varieties
More variety in spring beans market
There is a bit more variety in the spring beans seed area this year with some good varieties coming down the line.
10 July 2024 Varieties
Two new oat varieties showing promise
There are two new oat varieties available this year. WPB Enya for both winter and spring seed and Titant for spring seed.
10 July 2024 Varieties
Choosing the right variety for your farm is essential
Varieties are the first line of defence when it comes to disease control and yield. They need to be chosen carefully.
10 July 2024 Varieties
Trust is at the heart of our inability to halt biodiversity loss
For Ireland to restore its woodlands, peatlands and grasslands, trust between key stakeholders will have to reestablished, writes Ray Ó Foghlú.
10 July 2024 Climate and environment
Emissions targets should not be met through decreased production - IFA
The IFA said the announcement of emissions reductions in the agricultural sector that are due to a drop in cattle numbers and less fertiliser would have economic and social consequences.
9 July 2024 News
Recommended lists for oilseed rape out
The 2024 recommended list for oilseed rape was published by the Department of Agriculture recently.
7 July 2024 News
Tipperary man is top soil farmer
The tillage farmer from Ardfinnan, Co Tipperary, was named soil farmer of the year at BASE Ireland's soil dependence day.
4 July 2024 News
Catch crop rules changes not enough
Farmers are confused about grazing rules for catch crop and forage crops and don;t see the need for the complications.
3 July 2024 News