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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.

As land continues to soak somewhat, jobs like ploughing, planting and fertilising become more urgent.
By Andy Doyle on 15 February 2018
The weather factors talked about in recent weeks have begun to bite futures markets, with dryness and wet conditions affecting different countries.
By Andy Doyle on 15 February 2018
Disease resistance, husbandry of oats and potential health benefits from barley and oats were amongst the topics at the recent tillage conference.
By Andy Doyle on 15 February 2018
There may be a slightly firmer tone to the market this week, but currency continues to impact and local prices remain flat.
By Andy Doyle on 08 February 2018
A few dry days may enable machines to get back out on land to get ploughing done, nitrogen spread and possibly straw baled up, or some bits of remaining crops to be cut.
By Andy Doyle on 08 February 2018
Enabling soil to deliver to its potential is a vital element of farming, according to speakers at the recent Greenmount conference.
By Andy Doyle on 08 February 2018
Once again, futures markets have reason to rise, but physical markets do not react.
By Andy Doyle on 01 February 2018
Rain has delayed action but it will soon be time to think about fertiliser for winter crops.
By Andy Doyle on 01 February 2018
Three new spring barley varieties arrive while one barley and one wheat are dropped from the 2018 recommended lists.
By Andy Doyle on 01 February 2018
Growers should really be ordering seed for the varieties they plan to grow in 2018 because overall supply for some crops like spring barley and beans could be tight.
By Andy Doyle on 01 February 2018
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