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 Management: current price levels make forward selling worth considering
With planting virtually complete, the focus moves to plant protection, but serious thought should also be given to forward selling with price levels where they are currently.
Tillage management: work load switches to plant protection once again
With planting now almost completed, the work emphasis shifts to growth regulation, nitrogen on spring crops and fungicide on winter cereals.
Potato prices hold as markets prepares for COVID easing
Prices hold as market segments get ready for change if COVID-19 restrictions ease.
Dry weather causing concern in key crop-growing regions
Concern around dry weather appears to be a common theme in most crop-growing regions this week.
New natural anti-freeze bio-stimulant launched for flowering fruit crops
Frost damage remains a major concern in fruit growers, writes Stephen Robb.
Vegetable processing making a comeback in east Cork
Every crop that has local food demand removes a commodity product and is good news for growers, processors and biodiversity.
Lime: a cheap and simple way to optimise fertiliser use
Correct soil pH is essential for a well functioning soil. On grassland lime can be applied at any time of the year.
Altering nitrogen rates after cover crops on malting barley ground
Protein specifications can be difficult to meet in malting barley. Catch crops have many benefits in tillage rotations but can make decisions on nitrogen rates more complicated.
Thrive: preparing calves for weaning
Should calves be weaned by age, weight or how much meal they are eating? Declan Marren looks at some of the key targets for calves in the weeks prior to weaning off milk.
Farm improvements at Drumforber
This week Robert Gilchrist speaks to with Andrew Gammie about the improvements he has implemented on his farm during the Farm Profit Programme.
From the Tramlines: dry in the south and east, wet in the north
Stephen Robb talks to growers from counties Tipperary, Donegal and Kildare where conditions couldn’t be any more different. Crops in the south and east need rain while crops in the need dry weather
Improving fertility and feed efficiency
James King runs a mainly autumn-calving herd in Ballymena, Co Antrim. Peter McCann reports.
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