Keep up with the latest news on soils with the Irish Farmers Journal. Find out more about soils and soil health on tillage farms.

Straw is valuable…don’t undervalue it
Siobhán Walsh
Make sure that you are putting a proper value on your straw this harvest. If its seen as a hassle the chopper should be turned on.
Tips to keep the wheels turning this harvest
9 August 2023 Farm machinery
Tips to keep the wheels turning this harvest
Prolonged rain over the past month has led to soft ground conditions and trafficability issues in many parts of the country. Gary Abbott looks at ways to help alleviate the challenges associated.
Straw incorporation: some top tips
9 August 2023 Soils
Straw incorporation: some top tips
Straw incorporation is relatively new for many farmers. Here is some advice from Neil Fuller who attended the recent Seedtech open day.
What you need to know if planting catch crops under ACRES
Here is an outline of the requirement for catch crops when planting these crops under the ACRES scheme.
19 July 2023 Soils
A reminder of the stubble cultivation rules for 2023
Tillage farmers are required to cultivate stubbles after harvest to create a green cover and take up nitrates from the soil.
31 May 2023 Nitrates
Austrian-built disc coulter drill works wonders for midlands grower
Peter Thomas Keaveney caught up with Offaly beef and tillage farmer James Dermody to find out how his Pöttinger one-pass double disc coulter drill has performed since he took delivery two years ago.
3 May 2023 Farm machinery
Less than a week left to apply for national liming programme
The closing date of 20 April is approaching fast, with applications required to be submitted through the Department’s online portal.
15 April 2023 Management
The switch to urea on tillage farms
As fertiliser prices remain high, tillage farmers may find value in urea this season. However, this comes with some caution.
1 March 2023 Soils
Simple ways to improve sustainability
Both biodiversity and soil health have an important role to play in improving on-farm sustainability.
22 February 2023 Climate and environment
Regenerative tillage farming works environmentally and economically
Jake Freestone farms in the southwest of England and he is making waves by helping his soil the climate and getting paid for the good he is doing.
15 February 2023 Soils
Watch: Sulky building 6,000 machines each year in modern French factory
While traveling through France, Peter Thomas Keaveney and Gary Abbott visited the Sulky factory, a very modern assembly plant, building up to 6,000 machines yearly.
8 February 2023 Farm machinery
Improving N use efficiency on tillage farms
Don Somers (tillage farmer), John Pettit and Mark Plunkett (Teagasc, Johnstown Castle) outline how tillage farmers can improve their nitrogen use efficiency.
1 February 2023 Fertilizers