All the latest tillage farming news from the Irish Farmers Journal. Keep up to date with all farming and production news developments in the tillage farming sector.

4.5% increase in tillage area 2021-2022
Barry Murphy
The CSO has compared the areas under various tillage crops in June 2022 with the areas in June 2021.
29 March 2023 Climate and environment
Guinness has plans to reduce barley farmers’ emissions by 30%
Baseline data was gathered from 44 farms over the past few months and the farmers will now work to reduce those emissions.
29 March 2023 News
Irish beans can reduce carbon footprint of pig meat by 30%
There is potential to reduce carbon footprints by replacing some soya with Irish-grown protein in pig diets.
Gene editing now allowed in England
Gene editing technology can now be used in England. The genetic technology act came into place on 23 March.
28 March 2023 News
What will the Tillage Food Vision Group look like?
The last dedicated tillage group was active in 2017, six years ago. It was formed after a bad harvest weather wise.
26 March 2023 News
Tillage podcast: tillage readers make a difference, grain prices falling
On this week's show we talk about how tillage readers made a difference for the sector and Darren Carty talks about integrating systems.
23 March 2023 News
Forage crops could help land access issues
There are many things that can be done to free up land. One is to encourage tillage and livestock farmers to work together to produce forage crops.
22 March 2023 Marts
Time to work together to grow fodder
This week’s focus covers varieties, costs and returns and opportunities for more forage crops to be grown.
22 March 2023 Marts
Department recommends three varieties to grow without cover
The Department will restart trials of maize grown under cover this season and will continue to trial maize planted in the open.
22 March 2023 Marts
From the Tramlines: weather halts fieldwork across the country
This week, Conor Kehoe talks to farmers from Derry, Kilkenny and Meath as fields turn very wet across the country.
22 March 2023 From the Tramlines
Tax-free leasing and carbon footprints needed for tillage
This week we publish more opinions and suggestions from tillage farmers on how to support the sector. Thanks to all who have been getting in touch.
22 March 2023 News
IFA to examine co-op for potato growers
Maybe we’re better off with one voice, rather than 200-300 voices or maybe several smaller co-ops that might have 20 or 30 growers, Barry Mitchell, vice-chair of the IFA potato committee said.
22 March 2023 News