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: fieldwork begins for many, but take your time
The past week has brought drying to some parts of the country and allowed many farmers to get some fieldwork done.
Tillage Management: itchy feet in January
There is a lot of work to be done, but land is still very wet. Rain may stay away and allow for drying for a few days.
Grain Trends: markets recover from last week
Grain markets have recovered from last week and oilseed rape prices are also looking positive at present.
Grain Trends: oilseed tumbles with the rest
Oilseed rape took a big drop this week and cereal prices continued a downward trend, but did move up and down.
Keeping ramularia at bay is tricky
Ramularia is a tricky disease to control. Steps need to be taken to avoid stress on crops in order to control the disease.
Warning to protect new fungicides on wheat
Steven Kildea presented data on the sensitivity of septoria to different fungicides at the Teagasc national tillage conference last week.
Improving N use efficiency on tillage farms
Don Somers (tillage farmer), John Pettit and Mark Plunkett (Teagasc, Johnstown Castle) outline how tillage farmers can improve their nitrogen use efficiency.
Tillage soils show impressively high carbon levels
Any remaining tillage fields were sampled for soil carbon after harvest and the results are back.
15% cut in N use on Tullamore Farm last year
Calving had just began when the Irish Farmers Journal team visited Tullamore Farm last week. Ellen Durkin reports.
Gearing up for springtime on Tullamore Farm
Different measures have been implemented on farm to ensure the busy period runs as smoothly as possible on the farm.
Thrive weekly roundup: getting stock back on target and calf-rearing costs
This week's diary-beef programme roundup has tips for getting stock back on target if there has been a disappointing weight result mid-winter.
Tullamore Farm: calving set to ramp up
Just two cows have calved so far on Tullamore Farm, but farm manager Shaun Diver is preparing for things to get a lot busier over the next 10 days.
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