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Tillage Management: preparing for dry weather
Siobhán Walsh
Wet weather has continued to delay work in tillage fields across the country. Hopefully things are looking up.
22 March 2023 Husbandry
Tillage management: spring sowing delayed as rain continues
Tillage farmers are seeing a lot of rain in the forecast at present and there is plenty of work to be done.
17 March 2023 Climate and environment
Helping bees on your farm this spring
Choosing to spray tillage crops with insecticides in early morning and late evening is beneficial, as this is when honeybees are less active.
Preparing for spring planting in Co Waterford
Footprint Farmer Pádraig Connery is just waiting on soil temperatures to warm up before he starts planting his spring barley.
15 March 2023 Footprint Farmers
Tillage Management: rain halts work in fields
Rain over the past few weeks has led to very poor ground conditions. Sowing has stopped as a result and ground is difficult to travel on for winter crops.
15 March 2023 Husbandry
20% yield increase in spring barley in Waterford
Footprint Farmer Pádraig Connery puts the increase in yields down to a number of management factors.
14 March 2023 Footprint Farmers
Cutting costs with conservation tillage in Castlebellingham
It cost Footprint Farmer Gareth Culligan €535/ac to sow his winter wheat last year, in contrast to the Teagasc estimate of €765. Ellen Durkin reports.
8 March 2023 Footprint Farmers
Tillage management: urea offers money savings, but careful when spreading
Nitrogen will go out on winter cereal crops this month and urea offers significant savings, but farmers need to be careful when spreading urea on their farm.
8 March 2023 Husbandry
In photos: saving on labour and machinery with conservation tillage
Footprint Farmer Gareth Culligan from Co Louth switched to min till in 2001, and since then his journey has evolved to running a conservation tillage system spanning 600 acres.
7 March 2023 Footprint Farmers
Tillage Management: beans in full swing as dry weather prevails
Dry weather is making work a lot easier on tillage farms at present. There is plenty of work to be done.
1 March 2023 Husbandry
Considering the shelf life of protected urea
Shelf-life can vary between different protected urea products depending on mixtures, formulations and methods of application.
22 February 2023 Fertilizers
Tillage Management: order seed to ensure supply
It’s a busy time on tillage farms and farmers have many new rules to adhere to in 2023 as the new CAP begins.
22 February 2023 Husbandry