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Andy Doyle
Andy Doyle

Tillage editor

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01 419 9531

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087 256 7005

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adoyle@farmersjournal.ie


Andy Doyle is Tillage Editor at the Irish Farmers Journal since he joined in 1990. Prior to joining the Farmers Journal he worked in crop research at University College Dublin having completed his B. Agr. Sc and M. Agr. Sc. Degrees in the late 1970s. In his role as Tillage Editor he is forced to keep abreast of technical, policy, market and other matters relating to the tillage sector. He is an active member of the Irish Tillage and Land Use Society and serves on its Council. He is also a member of the Crops and Energy Commodity Stakeholder Group in Teagasc and was involved in the production of the Tillage Sector Development Plan 2012 and many of the sub-groups that were formed to help guide that plan.

A big demand for overall grain products is helping to hold physical prices, despite weakness in futures markets.
By Andy Doyle on 23 November 2017
Recent heavy rain and the inevitability of falling temperatures now question the risk associated with any further autumn planting.
By Andy Doyle on 23 November 2017
As we contemplate the return of sugar beet in Ireland, it was interesting to visit an efficient sugar plant in Denmark which is somewhat comparable with the previous size of the industry in Ireland.
By Andy Doyle on 23 November 2017
While the loss of glyphosate would heavily affect farming, the ongoing debate outlines the hypocrisy of EU systems and spells big problems for pesticide use in the long-term.
By Andy Doyle on 16 November 2017
Futures prices fell last week due to supply prressure, but the lack of sellers has helped to prevent any drop in physcal prices.
By Andy Doyle on 16 November 2017
The very heavy input restrictions on Danish farmers that restricted farm output have been eased somewhat, but they will be monitored carefully for their impact.
By Andy Doyle on 16 November 2017
There may be further planting opportunities but the risks of serious pest damage are likely to increase considerably from here on.
By Andy Doyle on 16 November 2017
A reluctance to sell is helping to hold grain price levels, but buyers remain unwilling to purchase far in advance of requirement.
By Andy Doyle on 09 November 2017
The continued relatively dry weather window has enabled much of the outstanding winter crop planting and crop harvesting to be completed.
By Andy Doyle on 09 November 2017
Off-label authorisations are critical for plant protection in minor crops and it is hoped that the establishment of the Minor Uses Coordination Facility will further help EU producers.
By Andy Doyle on 09 November 2017
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