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.

Increasing market opportunities for oats
Sales of the oat drink totalled $249m in US supermarkets in 2020.
Malting barley lessons from observations in 2020
Research and development must remain at the centre of malting barley husbandry if the sector is to compete internationally.
Teagasc focus on tillage for a month
The ongoing COVID-19 restrictions have altered the format of the series of Teagasc annual tillage events which will now take place on-line.
Boortmalt to outsource contracts
The Athy-based malster want local merchants to assemble barley for them. Siobhan Walsh and Pat O'Toole write
Slowing down the release of carbon through good management
In order to reduce carbon emissions from soil, soils should be managed carefully.
'Real supports' needed to help farming meet its environmental goals
Improvements in soil management need to be properly incentivised if they are to have the desired impact on environmental improvement.
The Evolution S4 saves time, reduces labour and ensures precision calf feeding
Dairy farmer Ciaran MacDonald tells us about some of the benefits that he has seen since installing a JFC Agri Evolution S4 automatic calf feeder.
Why a Cork vet recommends vaccinating in the winter
Willie Buckley is a veterinary practitioner at Riverview Veterinary Group in Bandon. When an annual IBR programme became available, many of the practice’s herds switched over to it.
Agricultural mechanisation: evolution of the combine harvester
At its core, the primary principle of the founding fathers of the modern New Holland was to make life easier for farmers.
Specialist growers and mechanisation the future of vegetable production
Lorcan Bourke, fresh produce and potato manager for Bord Bia, analyses a sector made up of different crop types but common challenges.
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