The Irish Farmers Journal is dedicated to providing advice and management information to tillage farmers to enhance crop growth and harvests.

Lively potato conference tells of progress and concerns
Andy Doyle
This year’s potato conference was moved from spring to post harvest to avoid a clash with the World Potato Congress, which took place in Ireland earlier this year.
21 November 2022 Crops
Gene editing: regulate the ‘product’ not the ‘process’
Moving to regulate the product and not the process is central to Canada’s revised genetic engineering regulations and it seems likely to open the door to significant crop innovation.
16 November 2022 Crops
Under the bonnet of the eco-scheme options
Being able to fulfill two eco-scheme obligations is critical for farmers to enable them to claw back almost 20% of the deduction of their entitlement value.
A great year in the Tramlines on yield, price and weather
The Tramlines farmers share their highs and lows of the year gone by and thankfully it’s mostly highs. Andy Doyle and Siobhán Walsh report.
9 November 2022 From the Tramlines
Seawater rice to expand China’s production area
The development of a type of rice that can better cope with high salinity and other nutritional issues in soil will increase the area sown to the crop and the volume of grain produced.
7 November 2022 Crops
The importance of pollinators on farms
Pollination plays an integral role in the reproductive cycle of flowering crops and wild plants and brings substantial economic benefits to farmers.
4 November 2022 Climate and environment
Planting finished on Tramlines farms
Planting has finished up on these Tramlines farms and some herbicides have been applied, but wet weather is making fieldwork a challenge.
2 November 2022 From the Tramlines
From the Tramlines: a lot planted and more to plant
It’s a busy time on the Tramlines farms and while some have finished planting due to weather, others have more to do.
26 October 2022 From the Tramlines
French farmers face many of the same challenges as Ireland
Crops were emerging and being planted in France last week, weather was helping to make things a bit easier.
26 October 2022 Crops
Weekend rain hasn’t halted winter planting
Growers in counties Cork, Down and Dublin are hoping to finish planting winter cereals in the next week or so as planting continues apace.
19 October 2022 From the Tramlines
10 tips to alleviate potato damage with your harvester
Machine setup can have a huge effect on crop quality when it comes to harvesting potatoes. Gary Abbott spoke with Steven Rogers of Grimme Ireland to establish the main points where damage may occur.
12 October 2022 Farm machinery
Delayed planting and organic manure use
Cereals will be planted and beet will pulled if the weather allows next week on the Tramline farms.
12 October 2022 From the Tramlines