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

What beet variety will you grow?
Siobhán Walsh
Beet will be going into the ground in a couple of weeks. It’s important to see what varieties are out there.
22 March 2023 Marts
How much does it cost to grow maize and beet?
Teagasc carried out crop costs and returns figures for 2023. This article looks at the break down for maize and beet.
15 March 2023 Crops
Tillage incentive scheme should be used, where possible
25,217ha were eligible for the tillage incentive payment in 2022. A number of farmers that applied were not successful in their application.
Calibrating the seed drill is an essential job
It is essential to calibrate your seed drill between different varieties, seed lots and seed with different dressings, as all seed will flow differently.
5 March 2023 Crops
Beans can be a great crop for the environment and farmers' pockets
Beans offer many benefits to farmers, from spreading the workload to fixing nitrogen and reducing crop inputs.
22 February 2023 Crops
Don't let P and K indices fall
When phosphorus and potassium levels fall it becomes difficult to build them back up again.
22 February 2023 Fertilizers
Väderstad acquires Danish inter-row cultivators
Väderstad has acquired the full TRV inter-row cultivator product range from the Danish company Thyregod. Peter Thomas Keaveney reports.
17 February 2023 News
Tillage Management: price for beans should encourage more planting
It has been a super week for fieldwork, and farmers in most parts of the country have been able to get out the machines.
15 February 2023 Crops
Protecting yield from early in the season is essential on barley
Many farmers will have spring barley in their crop rotation this year and it is a crop that needs to be minded in order to maximise yield.
12 February 2023 Crops
It's time to rethink biomass supply chains
Teagasc’s Barry Caslin thinks it is time to re-examine biomass supply chains and how they could help improve the financial viability of energy crops, writes Stephen Robb.
8 February 2023 Crops
Calculate your costs before you plant
The Teagasc Crop Costs and Returns reports has been released and is essential reading for all. Here are some of the main points.
8 February 2023 Crops
Footprint Farms: focus on premium crops in Waterford
Premium crops on Pádraig Connery’s farm have earned him well in excess of €100/ac.
7 February 2023 Footprint Farmers