Tillage farming

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

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EU to provide €37bn to ramp up biogas production
Stephen Robb
The EU is backing biomethane as one of the key measures to help stop Russian energy imports and move to green energy by the end of the decade.
 
 
Time for fungicides on most crops
The year has taken us quickly into the main fungicide season with the T2 on winter wheat, final sprays on winter barley and fungicides on spring barley and possibly spring oats.
Grower help needed for blackgrass and Italian ryegrass survey
With a new Teagasc survey on grassweeds about to take place, Andy Doyle spoke to Vijaya Bhaskar and John Mahon to clarify previous findings and discuss the purpose of this new project.
Grain Trends: another mad week in grain markets
Futures and physical prices surged ahead in the past week, especially for wheat, following tight availability predictions in the WASDE report and the wheat export ban in India.
From the Tramlines: gates closed on many winter crops
This week, Stephen Robb talks to farmers from Wicklow, Tipperary and Clare where the gates have now been closed on many winter crops.
In The Fields: the makings of a bountiful harvest
In recent years I have come to associate cold springs with higher yield potential and I hope that this one can deliver once again.
Beneficial changes are being accelerated by policy
While tillage farming is increasingly accepted as being best in class on emissions, there is always more that can be done as profitability can run parallel to sustainability.
Department needs to plan now for fodder from catch crops
The Fodder Production Incentive Measure 2018 supplied a lot of fodder following a year of drought.
Watch: bulls average at 608kg on Tullamore Farm
Niamh Gunn chats with farm manager Shaun Diver to see what’s happening on Tullamore Farm this week.
Almost 900ha of soil carbon sampling on the Footprint Farms
Soil carbon sampling is being carried out on the Footprint Farms at present. Almost 900ha will be sampled over the next few weeks.
Watch: surplus grass and weighing cattle on Thrive demo farm
Declan Marren has the latest from the Thrive demonstration farm, where the yearling cattle were weighed for the first time since turnout and the first surplus grass of the year is to be baled.
Thrive weekly roundup: dealing with high costs and feeding calves at grass
Can farmers afford to feed meal to calves at grass over the first grazing season and some programme farmers outline how they are overcoming higher input costs - all in the Thrive weekly roundup.
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Good silage starts in the field but finishes in the clamp
Fermentation relies on bacteria utilising sugars in the grass, but depending on the species of bacteria carrying out the process, the end products will differ.
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Best advice on weed control in grazing pastures
For a growing number of Irish farmers, Forefront T is the product of choice to control weeds such as docks, thistles, nettles and dandelions in grazing pastures.
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Experience boarding life at Glenstal Abbey School - Taster Weekend for fifth class
Boys starting secondary school in September 2023 are invited to stay in the school's Norman castle on the 4-5 June, to learn about boarding life at Glenstal Abbey School in Murroe, Co Limerick.
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Farm safely: stay safe by staying clear of overhead electricity wires
ESB Networks public safety manager Michael Murray has some vital advice for farmers and contractors ahead of the busy silage season.
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