Arable April has kicked off around the country and, this year, the Irish Farmers Journal has teamed up with Irish Grain Growers and Seedtech to bring you a photo competition.

The theme of the photo competition is sustainability.

Make sure to upload your photos with a good caption to let us know what you are doing.

Photos from readers across the country

Planting rooster potatoes along the coast of Skerries.\ Ian Rooney

Massey Ferguson 7726S getting ground ready for potatoes, beside the Boyne Cable Bridge.\ Aidan McCann

Getting beet in the ground in Ardcath, Co Meath. \ Andrew Tallon

Richard Murphy rolling spring malting barley variety Gangway. The crop was sown on 1 April at a rate of 11.5stone per acre and received four bags of 12-8-22 in the seedbed.

Grass being stitched in by night in Co Laois.\ Jason Burke

Seamus McGrath sent in this photo of spring oats being sowed in Co Kilkenny.

Offaly farmer Jonathan Murray is pictured sowing white label RGT Planet spring barley. With good mildew resistance, this variety is appropriately named from a sustainability perspective! The presence of full white thorn bushes in flower and even the crows following the sower illustrate the biodiversity on this farm. The land was previously under grass ley which is the preferred choice of ground for sowing white label seed. / Rosalyn Drew

Sowing malting barley for Ballykeefe Distillery with a John Deere 6155r Ultimate Edition and Kuhn Venta one pass system in Co Kilkenny. \ Kevin Ging

Richard Moore sowing spring barley in Co Tipperary with an Amazon Cayena 6001.

Seán Tracey sowing a field of beet in perfect conditions in Co Carlow.

Kevin O'Keeffe sent in this air shot of McDonnell Agri ploughing a field in Co Cork.

Ben Buckley from Co Carlow sent us this photo of a stubble field being ploughed under the sunset.

A field of oil seed rape in full flower is an example of how the farmer and the bees work hand and hand. \ Ollie Whyte, Co Dublin

Gerry Bell from Co Dublin sent us this photo of Planet spring barley being directly sown in great conditions.

Win a Sencrop Raincrop connected rain gauge

You can send your pictures via and this will also allow you to enter the photo competition, where you could win a Sencrop Raincrop connected rain gauge, as well as a year’s subscription to Sencrop’s mobile application.

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