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Management information for tillage farming from the Irish Farmers Journal

The Irish Farmers Journal is dedicated to providing advice and management information to tillage farmers to enhance profitability.
Conditions were extremely mixed last week but many growers were able to make a start at spring sowing. However, unsettled weather in the first half of this week could set progress further back in parts.
By Stephen Robb on 14 April 2018
It may not be raining much, but the lack of any real drying is not helping spring planting as the month is slipping by.
By Andy Doyle on 12 April 2018
Another week has passed with no let-up in the weather. As we progress later into April, growers are making decisions on whether or not to abandon their spring crop plans.
By Stephen Robb on 07 April 2018
Ground conditions have been hammered once again by the recent rain and the clock is ticking on bean and wheat planting.
By Andy Doyle on 05 April 2018
Another broken week lies ahead, which will further delay opportunities for work in the fields.
By Stephen Robb on 02 April 2018
Many winter crops still await their first herbicide application, while others are awaiting a clean-up spray. Given the challenging spring, we ask what options are still available to tillage farmers.
By Stephen Robb on 28 March 2018
Figures released from the CSO today detailing the area, yield and production of crops in 2017 show that despite the reduction in cropping area, total crop production rose by 3.5%.
By Stephen Robb on 29 March 2018
Feelings of urgency and frustration grow as we pass into April but patience may now be more useful than just progress.
By Andy Doyle on 29 March 2018
While some spring field work and planting was done in certain areas over the week, the majority of growers around the country are now behind in important field work.
By Stephen Robb on 24 March 2018
As we move towards the end of March pressure grows for the application of herbicides and fertiliser on winter crops and serious questions are being asked about spring beans and wheat planting.
By Andy Doyle on 22 March 2018
There may be opportunities in the coming days to make a start at spring planting, or catch up on other spring field work.
By Stephen Robb on 16 March 2018
As we pass the mid-March mark, there will be greater emphasis on farms to plant this year’s spring beans.
By Stephen Robb on 16 March 2018
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