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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
Tillage Podcast: getting ready for drier weather
Siobhán Walsh
This week’s show features updates from agronomists, advice on cultivations, beans, the Crop Protection magazine and the grain market and weather reports.
 
 
Is your sprayer due its next test?
Is your sprayer due its next test?
Sprayer testing is a vital step in sustainable farming. Here is a guide from the Pesticide Registration and Control division at the Department of Agriculture and Teagasc Machinery.
Pesticides protect your crops; do you protect yourself from pesticides?
Pesticides protect your crops; do you protect yourself from pesticides?
Dr Edward Straw, a researcher at Trinity College Dublin warns all pesticide users to wear the right safety kit.
Grain Trends: oilseed rape on the up
Grain Trends: oilseed rape on the up
Grain markets were steady this week and oilseed rape prices increased.
Grain Trends: planting progressing well in France
Grain Trends: planting progressing well in France
Weather and oil prices were affecting markets this week, with oilseed rape moving up and wheat remaining fairly steady.
Barley responds to good management - a certainty among the uncertainties
Barley responds to good management - a certainty among the uncertainties
Barley can deliver high yields, even in a season like 2024 when you don't expect it, writes Tom McCabe.
Decent winter crops but fields remain saturated
Decent winter crops but fields remain saturated
This week, Conor Kehoe chats to farmers in Waterford, Meath, and Kilkenny as they hope for an improvement in the weather.
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.
Decent winter crops but fields remain saturated
Decent winter crops but fields remain saturated
This week, Conor Kehoe chats to farmers in Waterford, Meath, and Kilkenny as they hope for an improvement in the weather.
Beyond N, P and K: balancing the living army in our soils
Beyond N, P and K: balancing the living army in our soils
Balancing soil chemistry is vital for optimising the use of inputs, but there’s also a growing awareness of the importance of nurturing the living component of our soils, writes Emma Hart.
Spraying and spreading in difficult conditions
Spraying and spreading in difficult conditions
This week, Conor Kehoe talks to farmers in Tipperary, Down, and Westmeath as growers try to get up to date on winter crops.
Social sustainability in south Galway
Social sustainability in south Galway
'When you add it all up, this family farm enterprise offers way more of a "social dividend" than we usually give such enterprises credit for,' writes Brendan Dunford.
'Everything is connected': protecting future generations with farming techniquesSPONSORED
'Everything is connected': protecting future generations with farming techniques
Rising temperatures, endless droughts and devastating floods – an unrelenting cycle of extreme weather is pushing communities in Malawi into deadly hunger.
Unlocking Culinary Creativity: the Bord Bia Talent AcademySPONSORED
Unlocking Culinary Creativity: the Bord Bia Talent Academy
Are you a graduate with 3+ year’s experience, with a passion for innovation and a keen interest in the food, drink, or horticulture sectors?
Sync, breed, succeed in Emly, Co TipperarySPONSORED
Sync, breed, succeed in Emly, Co Tipperary
“Having half your heifer calves born by 3 February,” was Michael’s response when asked what the best thing was about having used sexed sorted semen for the first time last year.
How one beef farmer discovered Cultivate’s farmer-friendly financeSPONSORED
How one beef farmer discovered Cultivate’s farmer-friendly finance
Meet Hillary Courtney, a part-time beef farmer, who, like many farmers throughout Ireland, was looking at ways to improve her farm, but was hampered by access to farmer-friendly finance.
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