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.

Tillage
Main crops area down 2%, cereals down 4%
Siobhán Walsh
At this year’s Goldcrop open days crop area estimates were provided - and the outlook is better than expected.
 
 
Tillage Management: fungicides and farm walks
Tillage Management: fungicides and farm walks
There is plenty to be done on tillage farms at present. Spraying fungicides is one of the priority jobs on a number of crops.
Tillage management: plenty of yellow leaves
Tillage management: plenty of yellow leaves
Yellow leaves are in spring cereal crops as barley yellow dwarf virus has infected plants. The virus is spread by aphids.
Grain trends:  wheat drops and recovers, is high gone for now?
Grain trends: wheat drops and recovers, is high gone for now?
Grain markets are moving up and down a lot at the minute. This week the overall trend was down.
Grain Trends: slight decline in wheat this week
Grain Trends: slight decline in wheat this week
There was a slight decline in wheat prices this week, while oilseed rape prices fell significantly on the French market.
Grain fill underway in winter crops as a harsh wind blows
Grain fill underway in winter crops as a harsh wind blows
This week, Conor Kehoe talks to farmers in Laois, Wexford, and Derry as growth slows and stress begins to show on crops.
Tullamore Farm testing the peas and cereal combi-crop mix
Tullamore Farm testing the peas and cereal combi-crop mix
Kelsey Daly looks at growing a combi-crop mix on Tullamore Farm for high protein silage while reducing the nitrogen input on the farm.
Net loss of €173/ha through use of Supersoil fertiliser - Teagasc
Net loss of €173/ha through use of Supersoil fertiliser - Teagasc
A recent organic spring oats trial has shown no improvement in crop yields where Supersoil was used in comparison to a trial plot receiving zero fertiliser.
Grain fill underway in winter crops as a harsh wind blows
Grain fill underway in winter crops as a harsh wind blows
This week, Conor Kehoe talks to farmers in Laois, Wexford, and Derry as growth slows and stress begins to show on crops.
Tullamore Farm testing the peas and cereal combi-crop mix
Tullamore Farm testing the peas and cereal combi-crop mix
Kelsey Daly looks at growing a combi-crop mix on Tullamore Farm for high protein silage while reducing the nitrogen input on the farm.
Tullamore Farm suckler and sheep open day launched
Tullamore Farm suckler and sheep open day launched
Adam Woods previews the upcoming suckler and sheep open day taking place on Tullamore farm on Tuesday 23 July 2024
Farm walk: premium and cover crops, slurry and time management in Waterford
Farm walk: premium and cover crops, slurry and time management in Waterford
Premium crops and biodiversity are just two of the topics that will be explored on the Footprint Farmers farm walk next week.
Doxstar Pro: denying docks a second chance before first-cut silageSPONSORED
Doxstar Pro: denying docks a second chance before first-cut silage
Docks can create serious problems in grassland, negatively affecting productivity.
Take steps to minimise aftereffects of wet winter on silage, farmers urgedSPONSORED
Take steps to minimise aftereffects of wet winter on silage, farmers urged
Heightened risks of soil and slurry contamination in first-cut grass silage after the wet winter will require extra vigilance with silage making this season, an expert is urging.
Irish beef sales in Britain still growingSPONSORED
Irish beef sales in Britain still growing
Bord Bia meat and organics market specialist Seán Deane reports that Irish beef sales in Britain continued to grow in the first two months of 2024, building on last year's strong performance.
Outpacing the field with the only non-stop baler, the Kverneland FastBaleSPONSORED
Outpacing the field with the only non-stop baler, the Kverneland FastBale
In Clogheen, Co Tipperary, Thomas Moloney, alongside his father Jim, has been steering the family business through the evolving landscape of Irish agriculture for over six decades.
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