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 podcast: tillage readers make a difference, grain prices falling
Siobhán Walsh
On this week's show we talk about how tillage readers made a difference for the sector and Darren Carty talks about integrating systems.
Tillage management: spring sowing delayed as rain continues
Tillage farmers are seeing a lot of rain in the forecast at present and there is plenty of work to be done.
Helping bees on your farm this spring
Choosing to spray tillage crops with insecticides in early morning and late evening is beneficial, as this is when honeybees are less active.
Grain trends: dry wheat hits €256/t in Europe
Grain and oilseed prices were dropping quite dramatically this week. Oilseed rape dropped €26.50/t on Monday and Tuesday alone.
Grain prices down as corridor remains open
The Black Sea grain corridor will remain open for at least 60 days, according to reports. Grain prices continued to fall on Monday.
What beet variety will you grow?
Beet will be going into the ground in a couple of weeks. It’s important to see what varieties are out there.
How much does it cost to grow maize and beet?
Teagasc carried out crop costs and returns figures for 2023. This article looks at the break down for maize and beet.
The switch to urea on tillage farms
As fertiliser prices remain high, tillage farmers may find value in urea this season. However, this comes with some caution.
Simple ways to improve sustainability
Both biodiversity and soil health have an important role to play in improving on-farm sustainability.
Weather woes on Tullamore Farm
Adam Woods has the latest report from the Irish Farmers Journal beef and sheep farm.
From the Tramlines: weather halts fieldwork across the country
This week, Conor Kehoe talks to farmers from Derry, Kilkenny and Meath as fields turn very wet across the country.
Full steam ahead on the Footprint Farms this spring
From calving to lambing, to slurry testing and producing sporthorses, it's a busy time for the Footprint Farmers.
Two seasons in a week in Co Louth
Field work has stalled on Footprint Farmer Gareth Culligan's farm due to the bad weather.
Grazing off to a good start in Killorglin
The farming year has gone off to a good start on Donal Hayes's farm - the winner of the 2022 Kerry Agribusiness milk quality and sustainability award.
Getting through a Quality Assurance inspection
Damien Murray, Origin Green Standards Co-Coordinator, explains what farmers need to do to be part of the Sustainable Beef and Lamb Assurance Scheme (SBLAS) - A step by step guide.
Introducing SuperValu’s five Food Academy guest stars
Five existing Food Academy businesses have been chosen as guest stars for nationwide distribution.
Light switch moment on Telford family farm
Derek Telford and his sons, Keith and Arnold, run a successful 650-sow farrow-to-finish unit in Co Tyrone
For daily news, mart prices and ePaper access from 6am on Thursday, subscribe for just €1 SUBSCRIBE